Soviet Legacy: Lenin to Brezhnev 9/16/2013 10:29:00 PM
Soviet Legacy: Lenin to Brezhnev Economic stagnation
o Don’t produce and linger on the job. Wages are low.
Availability of goods for soviet workers to spend their money
on is low.
Slavic, chauvinism, ethnic hierarchy
Neo-Stalinism/ Re-Stalinization This program was implemented by
Brezhnev. Post- Khrushchev (legitimized his power within the SU based on
something that was known as the Secret Speech).
Have to liberalize social space. Let citizens come out and associate.
Provided they do not threaten the monolithic style of the
Decrease the soviet police state.
Liberalize economy. Address the economic needs of the citizens. Put
greater emphasis on the soviet citizen economy and less on
Police state reinvigorated but not be as wide spread during Stalin
years and not as threatening to civilian lives.
Gerontocracy - a form of oligarchical rule in which an entity is ruled
by leaders who are significantly older than most of the adult
Soviet-American Détente – already been practiced under the
Khrushchev period. 1968 to 1978: Nixon and Brezhnev. Start getting significant exchanges of information and people between
the USSR and the West. All kinds of Soviet
professionals/politicians/citizens/ sports teams etc being
undertaken what had been an unbridgeable divide. America was
marketed in the USSR differently than what we really ar