Unknown NEP, or as the Zaporizhzhian communists almost Nepmen became

  • Sergij Lyakh Zaporizhzhia National University
Keywords: The Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Ukraine, the Zaporizhzhia Gubcom, the New Economic Policies, the NEP, the Nepmen, the Party Nomenclature, the Gubkhozcollective


The article presents the events in the Zaporizhzhia region of June-September 1922, related to the implementation of the so-called New Economic Policy. It is told about one a paradoxical episode from the history of the ruling party – an attempt to establish business directly by the provincial party committee. The materials of the article are of great importance for clarifying the essence of the New Economic Policy. And, it’s true, they testify to the definition of party politics as chaotic and voluntaristic.

Through this article, the author once again asserts that behind lofty words about the elimination of the exploitation of man by man, there were hidden limitations, cynicism, a primitive desire for banal satiety, cowardly obedience to higher authorities, a herd instinct for self-preservation, – performed by the peripheral functionaries of the Communist Party.


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How to Cite
Lyakh, S. (2018). Unknown NEP, or as the Zaporizhzhian communists almost Nepmen became. Zaporizhzhia Historical Review, 1(50), 149-154. Retrieved from https://istznu.org/index.php/journal/article/view/84