Soviet History – Spring 2019

Dizzy With Excess of Force; Yuri’s Triumph in the Age of Khrushchev

When Joseph Stalin faced a shortage of grains during his leadership, he turned to collectivization in order to increase grain procurement. The reason for adopting collectivization as an economic strategy was twofold: first, the systematic and industrialized state equipment was far more efficient than strip farming, second, it would be a direct attack on the …

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Zlatoust Arsenal and Russian Industrialization

Hello class! For my first blog post I will examine a photograph by Sergey Prokudin-Gorskii who traveled across the Soviet Union to document the Russian way of life through his photography. The photograph I have chosen to examine is from Prokudin-Gorskii’s visit to the town of Zlatoust in 1909. The photograph shows a collection of …

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