In place of what actually existed -a still industrializing country with very many workers living in privation, a peasantry in a new enserfment, a huge caste of slave laborers in concentration camps, a priviledged service nobility living in relative luxury minus security of tenure, a similarly insecure court circle at the top functioning at the pleasure of a new tsar-autocrat, a heavily terrorized society honeycombed with police informers, in which an overheard careless word or anecdote was a potential ticket to hell -Stalinist culture depicted a democratic Soviet Russia whose nonantagonistic classes of workers and peasants and intelligentsia "stratum" lived in amity, a socialist Russia moving toward the further stage of full communism under an adored Stalin's leadership.
Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures
Fletcher '95, Mark Thomas, "The Duality of Soviet Culture: Manufactured and Organic Cultures" (1995). Honors Projects. 1.