Russian Timeline 2


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  • They confiscated our land in order to increase the mass production and reach a certain target.
  • Collectivization (1928-1940)
  • -Industrialized Russia -Roads/Electricity -World super power -Military powerhouse    -Improved middle class
  • -Many people were killed or had their lives ruined -Created a negative stereotype for Russians as cold and heartless.
  • The policy aimed to consolidate individual landholdings and labor into collective farms. In the early 1930s over 91% of agricultural land became "collectivized" as rural households entered collective farms with their land, livestock, and other assets. 
  • 20 mill. people were sent to labor camps and nearly half died.
  • Both 5 year plans regulated economic life: production, trade, services, prices incomes, and expenses. 1º (1928-1933) and 2º (1933-1938). 
  • Another problem was that Stalin did what he felt he needed to, regardless of circumstances. The sweeping collectivization often involved tremendous human and social costs.
  • Anybody suspected of disloyalty was murdered, sent to prison camps, or put on public show trials at which they pleaded guilty to incredible crimes they could never have done. Purges affected not only those who openly opposed Stalin, but ordinary people too. 
  • Great Purge/Terror (1936-1938)
  • Joseph Stalin's cult of personality became a prominent part of the Soviet culture in December 1929, after a lavish celebration for Stalin's 50th birthday.He was presented as an all-powerful, all-knowing leader, and Stalin's name and image became omnipresent. "Father of Nations."
  • Hitler breaks the no-aggression pact under the codename Operation "Barbarossa," The operation was driven by an ideological desire to conquer the Western Soviet Union so that it could be repopulated by Germans, to use Slavs as a slave labor, and to seize the oil and the agricultural resources throughout the Soviet territories.
  • Hitler invades the URSS (1941)
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