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USSR – Soviet, Russia, Bolshevik

Stalin – Stalinism, Communism

Change – impact, effect, purges

Social change – family,  life, work, people, schools, children, peasants

Culture – women, religion, church, art music, education, propaganda

Years: 1922 – 1953

Specific policies – collectivization, kulaks, NKVP, totalitarianism

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Wingrove, P. (2003). The Mystery of Stalin. History Today53(3), 18.

Examines the different interpretations that seek to explain the career of Soviet leader and statesman Joseph Stalin. Characteristics of Stalin; Concept of Stalinism; Description of his political.

Foss, C. (2004). Stalin’s Topsy-Turvy Work Week. History Today54(9), 46–47.

Discusses the calendar system of the Soviet government for the working schedules of workforce in the Soviet Union between 1928 to 1932. Adoption of the reduced working days by industries in January 1928; Approval of Yuri Larin’s proposal for the continuous work week system; Division of working groups appeared in the Uninterrupted Work Week calendars system; Importance of the color-coding in the calendar system; End of the five-day week and six-day week system.

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Christian, D. (1986). Power and privilege: Russia and the soviet union in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Pitman. EXPLORE 947.08 CHR

Chris Corin Terry Fiehn Jane Tyler. (2015). AQA A-level history: Tsarist and communist russia 1855-1964. Hodder Education. EXPORE 947.084 COR

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