5th Blogpost Guidelines

Comrades!  Join us on the Collective Farm!

Comrades! Join us on the Collective Farm!

For this week’s post, please choose a topic in the “1929” section of Seventeen Moments of Soviet History and use it to examine the political, social, economic and cultural dynamics of the First-Five-Year Plan.  You should also consult the last section of Ch. 10 in Freeze (pp. 329-340) and the first part of Ch. 11 (pp. 341-357).  You may focus on an event, a development or an individual (starting with the 1929 module topics.) Your post should use (and cite) primary sources (texts, music, or images). You may also use a particular image or primary document as a focal point for your post.Bed&Sofa

If you choose “A New Way of Life” as your topic, you can incorporate insights from the film “Bed and Sofa” and related readings on the Seventeen moments site about gender relations after the revolution.

In any case, your post should help us understand the dynamics of rapid social, political, and economic restructuring in this period.



A. Nelson

I am a historian of Russia with expertise in cultural history and emerging interests in animal studies and environmental history. My current research projects include studies of the Soviet space dogs, the significance of the Belyaev fox domestication project, and the cultural implications of domestication, particularly in Eurasia. 

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