Tag Archive for workers

Rebuilding the Economy

The poster above was published in order to explain two different decrees passed in1921 that affected workers and their payment.  These decrees allowed workers to recieve bonuses; sometimes made up of manufactured goods, that they could then trade for agricultural products as well as food.  These decrees also encouraged workers to join cooperatives that had […]

You’ve got to fight…for your right… to commie. Protests in 20th Century Russia

  “In a country ruled by an autocracy, with a completely enslaved press, in a period of desperate political reaction in which even the tiniest outgrowth of political discontent and protest is persecuted, the theory of revolutionary Marxism suddenly forced its way into the censored literature before the government realized what had happened and the unwieldy army(…)

Three Strikes and….then more strikes

The years leading up to the 1905 Russian revolution was full of growth and conflict.  Russia was experiencing remarkable industrial growth around the turn of the century.  However this progress lead to some major dissatisfaction among the middle class workers there.  This disatisfaction lead to unrest and additional conflict all over Russia.  Moscow and St. […]