Stalins Intolerance of Diversity

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  • Stalin's Intolerance
    • Religion
      • anti-religious museums
      • churches destroyed
      • 105,000 Orthodox priests executed
      • Drove out nearly all Muslims
      • BUT 57% still counted themselves religious in 1937
    • Political
      • Ryutin called Stalin 'evil genius'
        • expelled in 1932
        • 1 million 'Ryutinites' expelled
      • Decree Against Factionalism
      • Kirov preferred to Stalin
        • assassinated in 1934
          • only Stalin left in 1940
        • 98 of his supporters executed
      • 1936 Constitution increased power of central government
        • BUT guaranteed freedom of speech
    • Economic
      • Gosplan set targets for wages and prices
        • Ensured State control of economy
        • Ensured loyalty to State not employer
      • BUT private peasant plots allowed in 1935
        • provide most milk in 1937
      • NEP ended in 1927
    • Cultural
      • 'Socialist Realism'
        • Union of Soviet Writers
          • no foreign films
      • Komsomol indoctrinated children
      • State control of media

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