The impact of Stalinism on working men

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Many working men felt Stalin’s policies would be beneficial for them

  • In general, working men were enthusiastic about Stalin’s policy of rapid industrialisation
  • They hoped rapid industrialisation would bring more jobs and raise their standards of living
  • Aspiring workers saw the attack on foreigners and bourgeois managers as offering more opportunities for advancement

Skilled workers did benefit from Stalin's policies

  • With the spread of technical education and more opportunities for training, the introduction of wage differentials

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