Primary Sources for HIST 298: a Brief Description

This post will briefly describe a few primary sources that I will be using in my HIST 298 project.

– Vladimir Lenin, The New Economic Policy And The Tasks Of The Political Education Departments

In this speech given on October 17, 1921, Lenin explains his reasoning for introducing the New Economic Policy into the Russian economy. He explains that it was a mistake to immediately try to transition Russia into full Communism. The speech also outlined Lenin’s plan to expand Communism into Russia.