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Life in communist Russia 1930's

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Life in communist Russia 1930's
  1. Moving into the cities
    1. 1930-40: 19 million moved from the Kolkhoz to the city
      1. Life in the farms was poverty
        1. Overcrowding in cities
      2. Religion
        1. Communists believed that religion was a distraction from lives of misery- needed to be stopped
          1. Many churches closed and priests deported
            1. 1939: Only 1 in 40 churches was still working
              1. 1939: Only 7 bishops active in whole of Soviet Union
                1. Big churches in Moscow like the Christ the Saviour cathedral were blown up
                  1. Islam
                    1. Only 1 in 20 mosques still working by 1941
                      1. Leaders imprisoned
                      2. However, 1937: 57% of Russians still believed in God- high #
                      3. Education
                        1. 1930: All education made free + compulsory
                          1. 1939: Illiteracy rate gone down to 4% in males and 18% in females
                            1. 50,000 more schools 1927-33
                              1. Education geared towards five year plans
                                1. 70,000 libraries built
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