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

Polly Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300185126
eISBN:
9780300187212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185126.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Drawing on newly available materials from the Soviet archives, this book offers an innovative account of de-Stalinization in the Soviet Union during the Khrushchev and early Brezhnev eras. The book ... More


The Thaw at Home, 1953–58

Ted Hopf

in Reconstructing the Cold War: The Early Years, 1945-1958

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199858484
eISBN:
9780199933426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858484.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the immediate de-Stalinization that occurred upon Stalin’s death. It then devotes separate sections to each of the primary elements of the new discourse of difference, and how ... More


Forgetting within Limits: Censorship and Preservation of the Stalin Cult

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/9780300185126.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter argues that during the 1950s, Stalin's image continued to be manipulated, and even after the 22nd Congress, both in order to regulate de-Stalinization's unintended consequences and in ... 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


Zapovedniks or Tourist Resorts?: Marketing Heritage to National Audiences

Victoria Donovan

in Chronicles in Stone: Preservation, Patriotism, and Identity in Northwest Russia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747878
eISBN:
9781501747892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747878.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter addresses the role of cultural heritage in the drive to strengthen social solidarity and national unity in the ideologically unstable era of de-Stalinization. During the second, ... More


From Treatment to Vacation: The Post-Stalin Consumer Regime

Diane P. Koenker

in Club Red: Vacation Travel and the Soviet Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451539
eISBN:
9780801467738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451539.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter explores the evolution of the health resort vacation from medical treatment to an object of consumer desire. In the decades that bridged de-Stalinization and late socialism, vacationers ... More


Khrushchev and the Intelligentsia

Robert Daniels

in The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106497
eISBN:
9780300134933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106497.003.0026
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Until the 1980s, postrevolutionary despotism ruled political life in the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, contrary elements of the Russian tradition received a major impetus from the Russian ... More


Soviet Soft Power and the Polish Thaw

Patryk Babiracki

in Soviet Soft Power in Poland: Culture and the Making of Stalin's New Empire, 1943-1957

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620893
eISBN:
9781469623085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620893.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the changes in Soviet-Polish cultural contacts during the immediate post-Stalin years of 1953–57. Stalin's death, “collective leadership,” and Khrushchev's ascendance to power ... More


The Discovery of a World

Elidor Mëhilli

in From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714153
eISBN:
9781501709593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714153.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter views socialism as a mental world, following Albanian youths sent to the Soviet Union in the 1950s for training in literature, engineering, and architecture. These youths came to see ... More


The Specter Haunting Soviet Communism: Antireligious Campaigns under Khrushchev

Victoria Smolkin

in A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174273
eISBN:
9781400890101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174273.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the wave of antireligious and atheist campaigns launched during the Khrushchev era, beginning with the Hundred Days campaign of 1954 and again in 1958 until Nikita Khrushchev's ... More


Khrushchev’s Reforms and the Late (And Post-)Soviet Gulag

Jeffrey S. Hardy

in The Gulag After Stalin: Redefining Punishment in Khrushchev's Soviet Union, 1953-1964

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702792
eISBN:
9780801458514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702792.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter assesses Khrushchev's reforms in the penal sphere. The reforms of the Khrushchev period had an important lasting effect on the Soviet penal system. This certainly holds true in terms of ... More


Moscow, Center

Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Khlevniuk

in Substate Dictatorship: Networks, Loyalty, and Institutional Change in the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300230819
eISBN:
9780300255607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230819.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter looks at the succession struggle in Moscow and its effects on the environment in which substate leaders operated. It discusses the death of Joseph Stalin in March 1953 that unleashed a ... More


Stalin’s Heirs

Jörg Baberowski

in Scorched Earth: Stalin's Reign of Terror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300136982
eISBN:
9780300220575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136982.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the changes that were made in Russia after Joseph Stalin's death. Within weeks of Stalin's death, the charges against the “murderer doctors” had been dropped, the use of torture ... More


Minority Activism and Citizenship

Krista A. Goff

in Nested Nationalism: Making and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753275
eISBN:
9781501753299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753275.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter shows how minority activists took advantage of political de-Stalinization and the Thaw to advance national claims and interests. It recounts the 1950s, in which new grassroots movements ... More


The Bandung Era

John W. Garver

in China's Quest: The History of the Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190261054
eISBN:
9780190261085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261054.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Following Stalin’s death, differences developed between Moscow and Beijing over the appropriate level of de-Stalinization. Mao welcomed a period of peace to concentrate on socialist ... More


The Sino-Soviet Schism: The Race to Communism and Great Power Status

John W. Garver

in China's Quest: The History of the Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190261054
eISBN:
9780190261085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261054.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Soviet-Chinese debates over de-Stalinization were linked to prescribed levels of investment in heavy industry versus consumer goods. Mao favored the former, Khrushchev the latter. Uprisings in Poland ... More


Returning to the Leninist Line under Khrushchev and Brezhnev

Jay Bergman

in The French Revolutionary Tradition in Russian and Soviet Politics, Political Thought, and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842705
eISBN:
9780191878619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842705.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History, Cultural History

Following Stalin’s death in 1953, the ambivalence with which Lenin viewed the Jacobins is once again the reigning orthodoxy. As a result, the debate among Soviet historians over the relationship ... More


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