Russia in the Era of NEP: Explorations in Soviet Society and Culture

Edited by Sheila Fitzpatrick, Alexander Rabinowitch, and Richard Stites
Indiana University Press

Lenin's New Economic Policy of the 1920s, although a relatively free and open potential alternative to Soviet communism, was also a time of extreme tension, as Russian society and culture were rocked by the forces of resistance and change. These essays examine the social and cultural dimensions of NEP in urban and rural Russia in the years before Stalin and rapid industrialization.