The Cult of Stalin

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  • Created on: 16-03-12 13:51

The myth Of leaders

  • alongside Lenin
  • Trotsky removed
  • role in early communism emphasised

Post 1945 -Height of Cult

  • sucess as war time leader
  • childhood home becomes shrine
  • portraits show him as God/superior
  • his 70th bday v. elaborately celebrated

1933-9 cult fully established

  • paintings,poems  & sculpture used
  • history reinterpreted in Stain's favour

The cult of impersonality

  • worship of Stalin
  • personal life kept extrermely private
  • discouraged publication of early speeches & attempts to write…

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