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Soviet ‘Federalism’

Jeffrey Kahn

in Federalism, Democratization, and the Rule of Law in Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246991
eISBN:
9780191599606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246998.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Although most scholars were quick to puncture the Soviet Union's sham claims to democracy, too many accepted at face value its claim to be a federal state. The shifting debates about federalism in ... More


In the Portals of Power

Archie Brown

in The Gorbachev Factor

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780192880529
eISBN:
9780191598876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0192880527.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

When Gorbachev moved to Moscow in November 1978, he became – at the age of 47 – the youngest member of the predominantly elderly Soviet top leadership team. He received rapid promotion, becoming a ... More


Myth, Memory, Trauma: Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953-70

Polly Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300185126
eISBN:
9780300187212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185126.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Drawing on newly available materials from the Soviet archives, this book offers an innovative account of de-Stalinization in the Soviet Union during the Khrushchev and early Brezhnev eras. The book ... More


Conclusion

Steven A. Barnes

in Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151120
eISBN:
9781400838615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151120.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This concluding chapter summarizes the preceding discussions, covering the Gulag's emergence as a mass social phenomenon in the 1920s to its collapse by the end of the 1950s. The system took a ... More


Economic transformation: Collapse and recovery

Roderick Martin

in Transforming Management in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775690
eISBN:
9780191695377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775690.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on the macro level economic environment within which the enterprise operates. It is divided into six sections. Following a brief introduction, the second section outlines the ... More


Nixon's Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Détente

Richard A. Moss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813167879
eISBN:
9780813167909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167879.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The changing international environment of the 1960s made it possible to attain détente, a relaxation of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. Back-channel diplomacy—confidential ... More


Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Christine E. Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book—the first full-length study of Soviet Central Television to draw extensively on archival sources, interviews, and television recordings—challenges the idea that mass culture in the Soviet ... More


Epilogue

Anne E. Gorsuch

in All this is your World: Soviet Tourism at Home and Abroad after Stalin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609949
eISBN:
9780191731853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609949.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The 1950s established patterns for Soviet tourism, many of which lasted until the fall of the Soviet Union. Some of these patterns were positive ones. Others reflected bureaucratic inertia and ... More


Innovation Within Stagnation, 1964–1984

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky

in The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194760
eISBN:
9780300211351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194760.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1917 to 1919. The period known as Stagnation—owing to the smug, stolid, and increasingly arteriosclerotic leadership of ... More


The Brezhnev years

Lynne Attwood

in Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia: Private Life in a Public Space

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081453
eISBN:
9781781701768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081453.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the Brezhnev era and the unanticipated problems which the ‘single family apartment’ had spawned in the course of a generation. The housing shortage continued to have a negative ... More


“I Am Home,” 1962–1979

Robert W. Cherny

in Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040788
eISBN:
9780252099243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040788.003.0011
Subject:
Art, Art History

Arnautoff emigrated to the Soviet Union in 1963 and lived there until his death in 1979. Living first in Mariupol (then called Zhdanov), he again created large public murals, this time using small ... More


Bombshells and Back Channels, June 1972–February 1973

Craig Daigle

in The Limits of Detente: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167139
eISBN:
9780300183344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167139.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the decision by President Anwar Sadat to expel the nearly fifteen thousand Soviet military advisers and experts inside Egypt. Not since Nikita Khrushchev withdrew Russian ... More


The Contradictions of Leonid Brezhnev, March–October 1973

Craig Daigle

in The Limits of Detente: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167139
eISBN:
9780300183344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167139.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on Soviet general secretary Leonid Brezhnev, perceived as a little more than an “apparatchik,” a Communist party man, who was an able administrator and bureaucrat but who lacked ... More


Stalinist Ideology as False Consciousness

Robert Daniels

in The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106497
eISBN:
9780300134933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106497.003.0023
Subject:
History, European Modern History

One of the myths of Stalinism is that Marxism was the inspiration and plan that guided the development of Soviet-style socialism after the revolution of 1917. Many Russian intellectuals as well as ... More


The Generational Revolution

Robert Daniels

in The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106497
eISBN:
9780300134933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106497.003.0029
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union held its Twenty-seventh Congress in February and March 1986, signaling the end of an era characterized by an unprecedented series of leadership changes sparked ... More


Reform and the Intelligentsia

Robert Daniels

in The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106497
eISBN:
9780300134933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106497.003.0030
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Twenty years after Nikita Khrushchev failed in his reform efforts, the Soviet Union was presented with another opportunity for change in its political life. This time it was occasioned by the passing ... More


Vietnam in U.S.-Soviet Back Channels, November 1971–April 1972

Richard A. Moss

in Nixon's Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Détente

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813167879
eISBN:
9780813167909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167879.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the centrality of Vietnam in U.S.-Soviet back channels. By 1971, the White House had used a combination of private and public channels to convey to the Kremlin the deadlocked ... More


Cancellation Crises

Richard A. Moss

in Nixon's Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Détente

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813167879
eISBN:
9780813167909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167879.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Nixon considered canceling the Moscow summit even as Kissinger finalized plans to go on a secret trip to the Soviet Union in April 1972 to discuss Vietnam and the summit planning. Nixon was concerned ... More


At the Summit, Achieving Détente

Richard A. Moss

in Nixon's Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Détente

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813167879
eISBN:
9780813167909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167879.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

The Moscow Summit ushered in a period of détente, and the summit itself was a product of the Kissinger-Dobrynin back channel. The back channel became both a brake and an accelerator to moderate the ... More


Strangeness for Sale

Erik R. Scott

in Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora and the Evolution of Soviet Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199396375
eISBN:
9780199396405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396375.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reveals that the Georgian diaspora was well positioned to capitalize on the new economic opportunities of the Brezhnev era. As participants in a closely networked community, Georgian ... More


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