How were women involved in the Russian Revolution?
The turning point was 1914, when the war had started. The number of women working in industrial centers rose to over 1 Million when over 250,000 women joined the workforce from 1914 to 1917. Peasant wives had also started to take over the work of their husbands while they were out fighting. Tasks included cultivating fields, planting seeds, harvesting, and occasionally hunting. Women also disguised themselves as men and joined soldiers on the front lines in small battles and thousands more joined as nurses.
What steps did the Communists take to industrialize the Soviet Union?
Farms, which were similar to family businesses, were collectivized by the government. This meant that the government basically took over the farm and all of its profits for almost no cost at all. This was done to increase the profit going towards the government to help fund federal project such as the ones listed above.
To what extent did the Stalinist regime respect the human rights of the various ethnic groups that lived within the Soviet Union?
But then, an issue occurred. Soviet Jews were not allowed to emigrate to Israel. After years and years of protest, the nickname refusinkis was applied. After much influence, they were granted permission to go to Israel or whever they desired to go but under one condition. They had to come back to Russia in under one year. Failure to do so was considered treason worthy of a death penalty and usually resulted in a jail term of up to 15 years.