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Cultural Diplomacy of a New Type

Michael David-Fox

in Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921-1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794577
eISBN:
9780199932245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794577.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes how the Soviet approach to foreign visitors crystallized during a particular conjuncture in the early 1920s. As the first significant influx of “bourgeois” foreigners, including ... More


Burnt by the Sun: The Koreans of the Russian Far East

Jon K. Chang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824856786
eISBN:
9780824872205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856786.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This study focuses on two primary arguments. First, it demonstrates how the Koreans of the Russian Far East were continually viewed as a problematic or maligned nationality during the Tsarist and ... More


Gathering information, exerting influence

Sabine Dullin

in Men of Influence: Stalin's Diplomats in Europe, 1930-1939

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622191
eISBN:
9780748651290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622191.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The Soviet Union had a whole apparatus for gathering information and bringing its influence to bear. Three information services worked on Moscow's behalf, each in its own sphere: the foreign section ... More


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

James Harris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199695768
eISBN:
9780191778971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695768.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Between the winter of 1936 and the autumn of 1938, approximately three-quarters of a million Soviet citizens were subject to summary execution. More than a million others were sentenced to lengthy ... More


Chekist Mentalité and the Origins of the Great Terror *

Iain Lauchlan

in The Anatomy of Terror: Political Violence under Stalin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199655663
eISBN:
9780191757518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655663.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History, Social History

This chapter examines the influence of Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinskii (1877–1926) in the evolution of Stalinism. Certain key features of the Soviet regime of the 1930s appear to owe a great deal to ... More


Intelligence and Threat Perception: Defending the Revolution, 1917–1937

James Harris

in The Anatomy of Terror: Political Violence under Stalin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199655663
eISBN:
9780191757518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655663.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History, Social History

This chapter explores the evolution of Soviet information-gathering and processing systems particularly as they concerned threats to the Revolution. It thus presents the story of the Soviet ... More


‘Mass Operations’ under Lenin and Stalin *

Paul Hagenloh

in The Anatomy of Terror: Political Violence under Stalin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199655663
eISBN:
9780191757518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655663.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History, Social History

This chapter examines the centrality of violence—military, police, interpersonal—in the creation of the Soviet administrative system in its formative years; it then traces the connections between ... More


Organizing State Security

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/9780300134254.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the evolution of the structure of state security agencies in the Soviet Union. These include the Emergency Commission, the Joint State Political Directorate (OGPU), the People's ... More


Deadly Kremlin Politics

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/9780300134254.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the succession struggles and the role of state security following the death of Soviet Union dictators Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. It explains that although the Joint State ... More


Expanding Power, Infiltrating the State 1922–1927

David R. Shearer and Vladimir Khaustov

in Stalin and the Lubianka: A Documentary History of the Political Police and Security Organs in the Soviet Union, 1922-1953

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300171891
eISBN:
9780300210712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171891.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines closely Iosif Stalin as general secretary of the Communist Party. With the new political administration, the image, function, and name of the Cheka was redefined. The chapter ... More


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