- Created by: Alex2017
- Created on: 24-04-17 18:37
CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE
- Highlighted links to Lenin -although there were none
- 1925 -Tsaritsyn renamed Stalingrad
- 1924 -"Stalin is the Lenin of today" widely used
- 1930s -images used to reinforce power
- Portraits in military uniform as defender of Mother Russia
- Stalin's early life was embellished and often invented.
- Gathered titles and honours the sounded increasingly ridiculous
- eg. "Brilliant Genius of Humanity" and "Gardener of Human Happiness"
- Speeches printed and distributed
- Statues of Stalin placed in towns and cities
- Films featuring Stalin were created to show his prominent role in Soviet events
- 1953- many towns had been renamed after Stalin