About Russia, Its Revolutions, Its Development and Its Present
The author analyzes modern Russian history from a new perspective. Due to
the ideological heritage of the XIX and XX century, the social settings of the sociopolitical history of the USSR (1917-1945) have not been fully identified. Detailed
examination of ideological and political concepts shows that the revolution of 1917
became not a middle class, proletarian movement, but rather a plebeian one. The
misjudgment by the new power enabled growth but caused tremendous losses of
human lives and material damages. Socialization of economy and strict centralization led to a new social structure and established terror as an instrument for social reorganization. WWII revealed the necessity of a correction of these developments, but the events of the Cold War circumvented any further considerations.