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“G.P.U. Intrigues in America” (1938)

Vanguard

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0049
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter warns against the GPU—Soviet agents—particularly those operating in the United States, and exposes their possible involvement in the disappearance of Juliet Poyntz, a trade-union ... More


The Murder of Ehrlich and Alter (1943)

The New International

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0051
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the details of the executions of Henryk Ehrlich and Victor Alter, both leaders of the Bund in Poland, by Stalin. Ehrlich and Alter were both arrested by the GPU when the Red ... More


The Deportations, Part I: Precedents and Planning

Stuart Finkel

in On the Ideological Front: The Russian Intelligentsia and the Making of the Soviet Public Sphere

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122411
eISBN:
9780300145076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122411.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the Soviet regime's efforts to eliminate the threat posed by ideological enemies while retaining those members of the intelligentsia who could be reformed and made useful. ... More


The First Great Provocation About the Alleged “Evolution of Communism”

Józef Mackiewicz

in The Triumph of Provocation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300145694
eISBN:
9780300145700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300145694.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the first “great provocation”, which related to the evolution of communism. It discusses the opinions of Soviet affairs experts Ryszard Wraga and Charles Malamuth ... 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


Illusion of Freedom: Chechnia in the Early 1920s and the Case of Ali Mitaev

Jeronim Perović

in From Conquest to Deportation: The North Caucasus under Russian Rule

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190889890
eISBN:
9780190942991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889890.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explains developments during the early 1920s, when the Bolsheviks, for the sake of consolidating their still shaky hold on power, were eager to win over the rural populations and ... More


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