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I, Maya Plisetskaya

Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Maya Plisetskaya, one of the world's foremost dancers, rose to become a prima ballerina of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet after an early life filled with tragedy and loss. In this memoir, Plisetskaya ... More


The KGB List of Victims

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the KGB list of the outbreak victims, which was given to the research team by Larissa Mishustina, who first wrote a letter to Russian President Yeltsin in order to appeal to ... More


Art, Politics, and War, 1941–1945

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/9780252040788.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art History

During World War II, Victor and Lydia threw themselves into organizing and fund-raising for Russian War Relief, organized the Russian American Society, and took active parts in the American Russian ... More


Introduction: Dictators, Their Enemies, and Repression

Paul R. Gregory

in Terror by Quota: State Security from Lenin to Stalin (an Archival Study)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134254
eISBN:
9780300152784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134254.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the history of state security in the Soviet Union from Vladimir Lenin to Joseph Stalin. The book examines the role of state ... More


Prague, 1950–1955

Steven T. Usdin

in Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108743
eISBN:
9780300127959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108743.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the time spent by Barr in Prague. When Barr reached Prague, the Russian KGB officers greeted him like a relative returning from an extended absence. They took him to the ... More


Oistrakh on Tour, Richter at Home: Display, Control, and the Style of Global Empire

Kiril Tomoff

in Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet Music and Imperial Competition during the Early Cold War, 1945-1958

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453120
eISBN:
9781501701825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453120.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter contrasts the successful international mobility of the violinist David Oistrakh with the distressing immobility of the pianist Stanislav Richter. In trailing Oistrakh around the world up ... More


How I Didn't Go to London

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya talks about how she met John Morgan, second secretary of the British Embassy, and the KGB's spying on them. Morgan was fluent in Russian and knowledgeable in ballet, ... More


I Go to America

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her impending tour to America in April 1959. Her husband, Rodion Shchedrin, received a phone call from the KGB and went to Dzerzhinsky Square for a talk ... More


Seeing the West

Joel Lobenthal

in Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

In 1956 Krushchev made his epochal denunciation of Stalin, and the Krushchev “thaw” officially began. Later that year Osipenko became the first of her generation of Kirov stars to win acclaim in the ... More


Conclusion

James Harris

in The Great Fear: Stalin's Terror of the 1930s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199695768
eISBN:
9780191778971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695768.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The final chapter recapitulates and summarizes the core argument that structural insecurities, Bolshevik ideology, and a flawed information gathering system combined to make foreign and domestic ... More


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