The cult of personality

  • Created by: gemshort
  • Created on: 04-05-18 15:54

Stalin dominated every aspect of Soviet life and was the embodiment of the nation itself

  • The Communist Party became indistinguishable from Stalin himself as a person
  • Communism was no longer a set of theories: it was whatever Stalin said or did
  • Stalin's picture began to appear everywhere; Stalin protested in private that he did not seek the glorification he received, but he made no effort to stop it


  • The cult of personality was imposed from above; the image of Stalin as a hero and savour of the Soviet people was manufactured
  • It was a product of the Communist Party machine, which controlled all the main forms of information

Worship of Stalin

  • Dsepite the Soviet attack on the Church, the religious sense of the Russian people remained and this was exploited by the authorities
  • Traditional worship translated easily into the new regime and Stalin became…


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