Bolshevik Festivals, 1917-1920

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Author: James von Geldern
Publisher: University of California Press
Genre: Unknown
Pages: 330
Language: english
Year: 1993
ISBN 10: 0520076907
ISBN 13: 9780520076907
Series: Studies on the History of Society and Culture
Edition: Unknown
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Synopsis

In the early years of the USSR, socialist festivals—events entailing enormous expense and the deployment of thousands of people—were inaugurated by the Bolsheviks. Avant-garde canvases decorated the streets, workers marched, and elaborate mass spectacles were staged. Why, with a civil...