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army. The difference was glaring as the Tsar and Tsarina blatantly immersed themselves in the royal lifestyle and held contempt for those who were poor and not fully faithful to the regime. Bogdanov's literary work allows for these lower-class citizens to imagine a world where their blood or finances would not define their lives.

Providing the workers a way to transport themselves to Mars and imagine "The First Bolshevik Utopia" was Bogdanov's point. If the party members or any other Russian could imagine the greatness of the Bolshevik way, then the Bolshevik party would be stronger as they would now understood the movement beyond simple phrases. This dialogue and bridge between the high and low ranks of the party that Red Star helped create could not have happened without mass urban migration and increased literacy, which shaped Russian politics for many years.

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