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By Hans Günther (eds.)

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Up to now the tradition of the Stalin interval has been studied normally from a political or ideological viewpoint. during this booklet well known experts from many nations strategy the matter fairly 'from inside'. The authors care for a number of points of Stalinist tradition comparable to artwork, literature, structure, movie and pop culture. but the amount is greater than an insignificant choice of reports on distinct concerns. it really is an inquiry into the very nature of a undeniable kind of tradition, its symbols, rites and myths. The ebook can be precious not just for college kids of Soviet tradition but in addition for a much broader audience.

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During the past the tradition of the Stalin interval has been studied mostly from a political or ideological perspective. during this ebook well known experts from many nations method the matter relatively 'from inside'. The authors care for a variety of features of Stalinist tradition resembling paintings, literature, structure, movie and pop culture.

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6. l. Z Drobizhev, Rost rabochego klassa SSSR 1917-1940 gg. (Moscow, 1976); and John Barber, The Composition of the Soviet Working Class (CREES Discussion Paper SIPS no. 16), Birmingham: University of Birmingham, 1978. See Donald Filtzer, Soviet Workers and Stalinist Industrialization (London, 1986); and John Barber, 'The Standard of Living of Soviet Industrial Workers, 1928-40', in C. Bettelheim, L'lndustrialisation dans /es annees tretlle (Paris, 1981). Voprosy truda v tsifrakh (Moscow, 1930), p.

They formed a circle. 35 Here are two quick examples. Elena Tolstaya-Segal recently showed36 to what extent the early editing of Ostrovsky's Kak zakalyalas' stal' was steeped in the komsomol milieu and the editorship of the Molodaya gvardiya and the Komsomol'skaya pravda in conjunction with the komsomol writers, Boris Levin and Viktor Kin. It was based on short stories in which the youths' disenchantment in face of the NEP and Regine Robin 27 their need to fight for a cause were reflected, and the 'heroisation' of the komsomol ensured the success of the book.

29 Altogether, therefore, as much as a fifth of the working-class in one way or another was actively participating in the system. Resistance to the regime's policies is harder to identify. Reports of open criticism, comparing past with present, Bolshevik promise with Soviet reality, were not uncommon in the earlier part of the period. 'Although I am a Communist, I am still for the working class', a woman declared at a factory meeting in Moscow in April 1929. 30 'What sort of workers' power is this which oppresses us' workers were said to be asking in 1930.

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