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Visions of a New LandSoviet Film from the Revolution to the Second World War$
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Emma Widdis

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092912

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092912.001.0001

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Visions of a New Land
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Emma Widdis

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092912.003.0002

This chapter explores developments that occurred across the Soviet territories from 1917 to 1930. It also discusses Lenin's efforts in connecting all Soviet villages in all of Russia. It also details Lenin's plan of providing electricity to the populace, as a symbol of progress and communism's power. The electrification of Russia was then followed by a period of industrialization, which was embodied by the Soviet government's Five-Year Plan—which aimed to double Russia's industrial capital stock in a five-year period starting from 1928 to 1932.

Keywords:   developments, Lenin, Soviet, Russia, Five-Year Plan, electrification, industrialization

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