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Extract from an article detailing ways that Stalin tried to get more work from Russians, 1938
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/22293, from ‘Labor and Management in the USSR’, Vera Micheles Dean, ‘Foreign Policy Reports’, Foreign Policy Association, New York, 15 June 1938)
FO 371/22293; article on Soviet methods for managing labour, 1938 FO 371/22293; article on Soviet methods for managing labour, 1938
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FO 371/22293; article on Soviet methods for managing labour, 1938

Questions

  1. According to this article, what methods did Stalin use to increase the reliability of his workforce?

  2. What methods were used to encourage workers to work harder?

  3. For what reasons were people such as Stakhanov willing to work so hard?

  4. Would any of these incentives have made you work harder?

  5. What might the average worker have thought of the Stakhanovites in March 1936?

  6. Do you think workers in the USSR in 1937 were treated in line with the ideals of the 1917 revolution?