Revolutionizing mind and soul? Soviet youth and cultural campaigns during the New Economic Policy (1921–8)

@article{Neumann2008RevolutionizingMA,
  title={Revolutionizing mind and soul? Soviet youth and cultural campaigns during the New Economic Policy (1921–8)},
  author={Matthias Neumann},
  journal={Social History},
  year={2008},
  volume={33},
  pages={243 - 267}
}
During the period of the New Economic Policy (NEP) in Soviet Russia, between 1921 and 1928, the Bolshevik youth policy was highly ambivalent. On the one hand, the regime tried to suspend the militant, iconoclastic, cultural and revolutionary activism of the Civil War period; on the other hand, it sought to bring up children and adolescents with a revolutionary consciousness. It was a revolution of the mind that the Bolshevik culture designers envisaged when they contemplated shaping a ‘future… 
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