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Comment on Russia’s Religion…or Lack Thereof by ryandellinger

Were their measures too extreme? Or simply what was necessary? If they had slowly edged out religion through gradual reforms, a greater percentage of people may have turned from their religious ways, however, their revolution would not have succeeded. Gradual reform gives time for people to think about what is happening and how to resist it if it turns out to be something undesirable. People would have time to analyze what the Bolsheviks were doing and set up underground religious movements, which would prevent the people from putting their faith in the government instead of their god. The Bolsheviks had to take out religion in one clean sweep, making those “extreme” measures, absolutely necessary. Continue reading

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Comment on Rozalina the Riveter: Women Roles in the Russian Revolution by ryandellinger

Interesting post. I like the example the Russian women set in the war effort, between their fighting and their work back home. It does make me wonder however, how and why the Russians are fine with their women seeing combat, but it took the United St… Continue reading

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Comment on Rozalina the Riveter: Women Roles in the Russian Revolution by mikegancio

Good post, I especially like the pictures. Women in war isn’t usually a common topic but I’m not surprised given the whole revolutionary situation. Personally, I’d be terrified if I saw an entire unit of female soldiers charging at me with violent intentions. Continue reading

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Comment on Bezprizorniki by ryandellinger

I find it interesting that even Russia, who today has the stereotype of being a community of tough, hard-working people, resorted to child labor just like the United States did. I’m curious to know what the public thought of using children in factories (and even them smoking), knowing how the public here in the U.S. reacted. Continue reading

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Comment on Rebuilding the Economy by mikegancio

I agree with prof. Nelson, it seems like a semi-retreat from communism. Maybe Lenin realized communism as a practice is much different than in theory and some capitalist incentives are needed to fuel the economy?
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Comment on Russia’s Religion…or Lack Thereof by mikegancio

It’s wild to think this happened not too long ago. I feel like the anti-religious campaign was geared towards monopolizing power over the masses and religion just happened to be in the way of that. Nice post. Continue reading

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Comment on Out with the Old: The Death of Aleksandr Blok by oliva2015

I thought this was a very cool post and really highlights through the case of Blok’s life, how many people who strongly supported the revolution at first came to disapprove of it once they saw how violence it became. Blok’s works no doubt reached many others of the intelligentsia who may have been influenced by him. This shows that the revolution was not without its opposition. Continue reading

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Comment on Heavenly Father, We Want Gold by Kelly Cooper

Caitlyn Rose, I don’t think the majority of the public necessarily believed that the church was to blame. However, the Bolsheviks severely damaged the church’s reputation and struck fear into the heart of those involved with the church; the church and state relationship was damaged for years to come. I agree with you that this would be an interesting topic to delve further into, many people ended up posting about the Bolsheviks and religion in some fashion! Continue reading

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Comment on Russia’s Religion…or Lack Thereof by oliva2015

I still wonder what the Soviet’s true goal was, whether they really hoped to end the peoples addiction to religion which told they to accept the way things were, or whether their goal was really to seize religious funds and lands for the state’s use. It is difficult to tell, either way the violence which came with this drive against religion definitely displays a continuing anger the Russian people held against their old government and anything associated with it. Continue reading

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Comment on In Soviet Russia, Dictator Overthrows You! by Jimmy Jewett

This definitely goes well with a few of the other posts from this week, none of which were repetitive. I have always been curious as to how Stalin gained popularity to the point of being able to gain control of the Soviet Union, and then later becoming… Continue reading

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