Building Socialism: Entertainment, Purges and the Family

We had a terrific crop of posts this week, with submissions touching on everything from the Fergana Canal and the re-building of Moscow to the paradoxes of Soviet childhood and the scandal surrounding Shostakovich’s opera, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. This research digest offers valuable insight on the contradictions of “Building Socialism” and explores the complexities of Soviet life in the thirties.

The trauma of World War II and the contradictions of the postwar period await. Вперед!

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