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Let the games begin!

On 31 July 1956, a sports festival celebrated the opening of the Central Lenin stadium, the national stadium of the Soviet Union. Gymnasts, acrobats, and other athletes came together after awaiting the 450-day construction.   Throughout the 1950s, the Soviet Union was transformed through the education and training of its people. Transportation allowed for the […]

Soviet Leisure Time

Luzhniki Stadium (1957) During the 1950s and 60s, Soviet society saw a huge increase in urbanization. Nearly half of society was considered urban and universally literate. This expansion of higher education and training created a more complex world. Improvements in transportation, communication, and education helped draw people into these more urban areas and urban-based culture … Continue reading Soviet Leisure Time