What had changed in Russia from 1905 – 1939?
Three revolutions happened in Russia, the last two revolutions caused changes of leadership in Russia. The second revolution caused the Tsar to abdicate his throne and for a provisional government to be instated. Afterward, a third revolution caused the Bolsheviks to take power of Russia alongside with the Provisional Government. Until 1924 Vladimir Lenin alongside with Leon Trotsky controlled Russia. On 1924 a new figure was introduced, Joseph Stalin. Lenin did not like Stalin, he felt that Stalin Was rude and was not capable of ruling. He had also felt that Trotsky was an excessive preoccupation with the more administrative side of the job. After Lenin died Stalin took the power of Russia, in order for this to happen Stalin had Trotsky killed. Stalin’s motto was “No Man No Problem”.
What had stayed the same in Russia from 1905 – 1939
Even though a lot of things changed throughout Russia, many factors of life had also stayed the same. The pyramid type of social system and classes didn’t change much even after many policies had been issued and introduced. The distribution of power was unequal just like in 1905 under the Tsar’s control, and the peasants weren’t happy at all.
In 1939, how were Sergei’s and Alexander’s lives the same or different from 1905?
Even until 1939, Sergei was always kept fed because of his status in the army and his high authority. Being the loyal soldier he was, despite the changes of the government and the policies issued which impacted the peasants greatly, he had his place in the army and nothing much was like a challenge to him. Alexander, on the other hand, until 1939, had to give up his own ration of food for the rest of the family; his ration wasn’t even enough for Alexander himself. Than afterward during the time period of Stalin’s rule over the USSR, Alexander was forced to go to labor camps and by the end of the 1930s, there were labor camps in every part of the USSR.