Culture in Stalin's Russia.

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  • Culture
    • Women
      • Rewards for large families.
        • eg 5000 roubles for 11 children.
      • Increased allocation to higher/technical education.
      • 1929 3m in industry --> 1940 13m.
      • 1936 law against terminations.
      • Traditional roles.
    • Family Life
      • Abstinence promoted.
        • Campaign at young people.
          • Medical virginity tests.
        • Police action against women with 'immoral' appearances.
      • Great Retreat
      • Propoganda
        • Women-noble. Men-neglecting.
        • Press hounded men who deserted their wives.
      • Expensive divorce.
        • 50 roubles-1  week's wages.
      • Obligations after divorce.
        • 1/3 of earnings, or 60% if 3/more children.
      • 1936 end of birth control resources.
    • Education
      • Communist ideology made core subject.
        • World history replaced by nationalistic history eg Ivan the Terrible.
      • Disciplined children.
        • Komsomol (Soviet youth organisation).
        • Pavlik Morozov-government example of perfect child.
      • Government cut spending in 5YPs.
        • Fees introduced-favoured children of officials.
      • Stakhanovite spirit.
        • eg pledging good grades.

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