Tag: agriculture

Corn and Communism Are All That Matter

Communism and economics are two intertwined terms that have their own well known definitions but just as not every capitalist economy is the same the Soviets after Stalin had their own economic interests. Khrushchev’s public economic policies was heavily focused on the production of food. First his Virgin Lands Campaign then his Corn campaign, both […]

Coon Rapids?

Who was the first leader of the Soviet Union to visit the Unites States of America? That’s right it was Nikita Khrushchev along with his family, even his son-in-law Alexei Adzhubei back in 1959, from September 15th to the 27th of the same month.  And Khrushchev saw all the sights to see in America, he visited the … Continue reading Coon Rapids?

Rain Makes Corn

One of Khrushchev’s primary goals upon taking control was to find a better source of fodder for the Soviet Union  To achieve this, Khrushchev looked towards America and their corn industry.  Khrushchev saw how well corn worked as a feed crop for America and began to popularize it in his own country.  The USSR went crazy […]

The Corn Man

Following the virgin lands program, Nikita Khrushchev was looking for a solution for the soviet’s livestock issues. To increase yields, Garsts Khrushchev began a campaign to promote corn as a feed crop. In 1959 he toured middle America to witness Corn production in the united states. I think the nature of the campaign is best …

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The Ear-Resistible Crop

It is laid out in the thirteenth chapter of Gregory Freeze’s book, Russia A History, that Khrushchev was not the most likely successor to Stalin; However, he had a great attribute in his ability to relate to the common folk through his concern for popular welfare (409). Khrushchev, after taking power, implemented agricultural reforms specifically …

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Community Within a Divided Country

In 1861, Tsar Alexander II, Alexander the Liberator, had liberated the serfdom population of Russia. The once reigning feudal system had come to a halt and was replaced with the idea of equality. However, serfdom reform was not about a moral obligation but rather political gain. Alexander justifies his decision with a blunt statement, “It […]

The Melon Vendor

There is a photograph found in the Library of Congress’ World Digital Library of a melon vendor in modern day Uzbekistan. Please look at the image shown below… (Image found here) Taken around the year 1911 by Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, the photograph elegantly shows the stark traditional nature of the city and people of which … Continue reading The Melon Vendor