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.
ISBN 10 : 9780674075085
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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..
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1028190932
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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..
ISBN 10 : 9780553247770
ISBN 13 : 0553247778
Focuses on the brutal and dehumanizing aspects of life in a Russian concentration camp..
ISBN 10 : 9781400890101
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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..
ISBN 10 : 9780300168563
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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...
ISBN 10 : 9781139498012
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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 ..