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The Death of Stalin, March–April 1953

John W. Young

in Winston Churchill's Last Campaign: Britain and the Cold War 1951–1955

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203674
eISBN:
9780191675942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203674.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Stalin, who died of a stroke on March 6, 1953. It reviews the reactions of the British and Americans to the death of Stalin, and even looks at several Soviet leaders in ... More


The Ukrainian Years, 1894–1949

Iurii Shapoval

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter chronicles Khrushchev's career in Ukraine, providing new information about his early years—including a 1923 Trotskyite “deviation” that haunted Khrushchev as long as Stalin lived; his ... More


Conclusion

Polly Jones

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300185126
eISBN:
9780300187212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185126.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

The Conclusion looks at the legacy of Stalin as it stands now. That post-Soviet leaders and citizens, as in other countries tackling traumatic pasts, continue to grapple with the same questions as ... More


A Political Motive

in The Pontecorvo Affair: A Cold War Defection and Nuclear Physics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226816647
eISBN:
9780226816661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226816661.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with the associations between peace campaigners and Soviet leaders that made it possible for Bruno Pontecorvo to leave the West, and also considers important questions, such as who ... More


The Cuban Drumbeat

Piero Gleijeses

in Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469609683
eISBN:
9781469612515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469609683.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter shows that Mikhail Gorbachev did not consider Castro a relic of the past. In Havana, Gorbachev was a tactful and respectful guest. The Cubans appreciated that he did not try to lecture ... More


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