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Epilogue: Soviet Youth 1953–6 and Beyond

Juliane Fürst

in Stalin's Last Generation: Soviet Post‐War Youth and the Emergence of Mature Socialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199575060
eISBN:
9780191595141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575060.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter takes a detailed look at the years which removed the veil of silence from late Stalinism — not because late Stalinism became the explicit subject of many discussions, but rather because ... More


An Ordinary Soviet Death: Scientific Atheism, Socialist Rituals, and Life’s Final Question

Victoria Smolkin

in Formations of Belief: Historical Approaches to Religion and the Secular

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190754
eISBN:
9780691194165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190754.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter describes the timing and motivations of the USSR's promotion of atheist doctrine. At the outset, it seems, the Soviets expected Orthodoxy to wither away, invalidated by rational argument ... 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 Weapon Is Your Honor and Conscience”: Killing in the Red Army

Brandon M. Schechter

in The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739798
eISBN:
9781501739804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739798.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at how Red Army soldiers learned to kill. The Red Army was forced to take undertrained soldiers and turn them into efficient killers, often instructing them directly at the front. ... More


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