The whole Stalinist period (1927–53), was dominated by a repressive and omnipotent dictatorship over all Soviet citizens, including party members. In 1952 the party was renamed the Communist party of the Soviet Union. Many workers had to meet unrealistic requirements. The people were given no leave and absenteeism was treated as treason. Worked roughly 11 hours average. No one of them revolted as if they did not work, they work not eat. Propaganda was used because of this.