The Readers of Novyi Mir



In the “Thaw” following Stalin’s death, probing conversations about the nation’s violent past took place in the literary journal Novyi mir (New World). Readers’ letters reveal that discussion of the Terror was central to intellectual and political life during the USSR’s last decades. Denis Kozlov shows how minds change, even in a closed society.



The Readers Of Novyi Mir

Pub Date : 2013-06-01 | Author : Denis Kozlov | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780674075085
ISBN 13 : 0674075080

In the “Thaw” following Stalin’s death, probing conversations about the nation’s violent past took place in the literary journal Novyi mir (New World). Readers’ letters r..



Hooligans In Khrushchev S Russia

Pub Date : 2012-12-10 | Author : Brian LaPierre | Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN 10 : 9780299287436
ISBN 13 : 0299287432

Swearing, drunkenness, promiscuity, playing loud music, brawling—in the Soviet Union these were not merely bad behavior, they were all forms of the crime of “hooliganism.” De..



A Sacred Space Is Never Empty

Pub Date : 2018-05-22 | Author : Victoria Smolkin | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781400890101
ISBN 13 : 1400890101

When the Bolsheviks set out to build a new world in the wake of the Russian Revolution, they expected religion to die off. Soviet power used a variety of tools--from education to p..


Sedition

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : Vladimir A. Kozlov | Publisher : Yale University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780300168563
ISBN 13 : 030016856X

This book explores Soviet prosecution records to tell the hidden story of ordinary citizens who were arrested for expressing discontent during the Khrushchev and Brezhnev years...


Inventing The Enemy

Pub Date : 2011-08-08 | Author : Wendy Z. Goldman | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781139498012
ISBN 13 : 1139498010

Inventing the Enemy uses stories of personal relationships to explore the behaviour of ordinary people during Stalin's terror. Communist Party leaders strongly encouraged ordinary ..


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