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10221-Russia After Lenin Politics

10221-Russia After Lenin Politics

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Published by: Natnael Getahun Zewude on Sep 07, 2012
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Russia after Lenin
Following the Russian Revolution, the cultural and political landscape of Russiawas strewn with contradictions. The dictatorship, censorship and repression of the Communist Party existed alongside private enterprise, the black market andopen debates on socialism. In
 Russia after Lenin,
Vladimir Brovkin offers acomprehensive cultural, political, economic and social history of developmentsin Russia in the 1920s.By examining the contrast between Bolshevik propaganda claims and socialreality, the author explains how Communist ideas were variously received,resisted and acted upon by workers, peasants, students, women, teachers andparty officials. He presents a picture of cultural diversity and rejection of Communist constraints through many means including unauthorized protest,religion, jazz music and poetry.In
 Russia after Lenin,
Brovkin argues that these trends, if left unchecked,endangered the Communist Party’s monopoly on political power. The Stalinistrevolution and terror can thus be seen as a pre-emptive strike against thisindependent and vibrant society, as well as a product of Stalin’s personality andCommunist ideology.
Vladimir Brovkin
is NATO Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at theAmerican University, in Washington DC.
 
Russia after Lenin
Politics, Culture and Society, 1921–1929
Vladimir Brovkin
London and New York 

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