Vol. 16 (2023): XVI International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism Socialist Realism in Literature and Art
Inter-Textualism and Postmodernism

The Influence of Soviet Economic Reforms on the People according to Folklore Materials

Eter Intskirveli
Caucasus University

Published 2023-12-11


  • NEP,
  • kulak,
  • collectivization,
  • soviet folklore


Among the many reforms of the Soviet Union, the land reform stood out because it directly affected the people. In the paper, we discuss how the process of exclusion and marginalization of rich peasants, kulaks, and society after the Mensheviks and the clergy was reflected in the folklore of the 1920s-30s; How people became similar to the government, and folklore – to government propaganda; How the government created a tandem with the proletariat and deprived people without material possessions of spiritual values and the right to express their own opinion.