Russian culture grew from that of the East Slavs, with their pagan beliefs and specific way of life in the wooded areas of far Eastern Europe.Early Russian culture was much influenced by neighbouring Finno-Ugric tribes and by the nomadic peoples of the Pontic steppe (mainly of Kipchak and Iranic origin).There were two primary trends of folklore study during the decade: the formalist and Finnish schools.Formalism focused on the artistic form of ancient byliny and faerie tales, specifically their use of distinctive structures and poetic devices.
Fairy tales were removed from bookshelves and children were encouraged to read books focusing on nature and science.
animation and politics, which all had considerable influence on world culture.
The country also has a flavorful material culture and a tradition in technology.
They saw it as a reminder of the backward Russian society that the Bolsheviks were working to surpass.
To keep folklore studies in check and prevent "inappropriate" ideas from spreading amongst the masses, the government created the RAPP – the Russian Association of Proletarian Writers.