The beginning of the Stalinist Cult

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  • Created on: 30-04-18 11:32

A cult of personality, such as the Stalinist Cult, arises when an individual uses propaganda to create an idealised, heroic and worshipful image of themselves, often through unquestioning flattery and praise

The origins of the Stalinist Cult can be seen in the mid-1920s

  • In 1925, Tsaritsyn was renamed Stalingrad to commemorate Stalin's defence of the city during the Civil War
  • Soon after Lenin's death in 1924, the slogan 'Stalin is the Lenin of today' became widely used amongst members of the Party

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