Siberia, with its tremendous wasteland, offered an unlimited future for pioneers willing to take the risk. The will was supplied by the Government and millions marched toward their glorius future -- however short it turned out to be.
Everyone had to measure up to the rigorous demands of the New Russia -- and the Party provided the yardstick.
The Party sponsored everything that had been "repressed" by the Czars. Art, science, literature -- every aspect of culture -- was given a helping hand by the Party, which insisted that every Russian keep an open mind.