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Author: Vladimir Andrle

a r n e d b y m a n y a student o f Soviet history, pictures the N E P as s o m e t h i n g o f a "mixed e c o n o m y " w h e r e state ownership o f the industrial "commanding heights" coexisted with market forces in the spheres o f agriculture, retail trade and the small-scale manufacture o f

In: Russian History

any other recent book on Soviet history - many more, for ex- ample, than Anne Applebaum's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag. From the pages o f Nation to National Review, from Moscow Times to Slavic Re- view, scholars from every historiographical "school" have weighed in on The Whisperers. With so many

In: Journal of Modern Russian History and Historiography
Author: Eric Duskin

period o f Soviet history. The author uses an impressive array o f data and descriptions from archival, periodical, and literary sources to argue that the Soviet defeat o f Nazi Germany helped to reshape the Com- munist Party's self-identity in a manner that connected many ordinary peasants and

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

for Stalinist repressions, Russian state authorities began under Yeltsin to provide access to a host of materials allowing the reinterpretation of Soviet history. As a result, several major gaps in the historical record have begun to be narrowed in the slow course of new historical scholarship. Among

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Amy Nelson

' role in the vast experiment in social engineering that was early Soviet history, Konecny situates his reader in the evolving world o f "builders" who embraced the visions and promises o f socialist con- struction and "deserters" who were alienated or rejected by the emerging Stalinist sys- tem. Among

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Nina Tumarkin

chapters of varying length, from four to nineteen pages, narrate “tales” about the Soviet leadership and its hapless victims, each one based on archival material found at the Hoover. Professors of Soviet history will fi nd colorful anecdotes and documentary snippets to weave into their lectures. Most of the

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

athaniel D eutsch Eugene M. Avrutin. Jews and the Imperial State: Identification Politics in Tsarist Russia ................................................. 499 S tuart F inkel Matthew E. Lenoe. The Kirov Murder and Soviet History ................................................. 501 G olfo

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

dividing line between state and society was not always sharp, and collective identities in many ways reflected popular aspirations (and in many other ways did not!) into the 1970s (as the author often suggests), then Soviet history begins to look even more different from the totalitarian models rejected

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

would have solved the nationality question is highly speculative and dubious at best. Blank's monograph covers an extremely important period in Soviet history during which time, one can argue, the basic institutions a n d - more important - "ethos" of the Soviet state were developed. As Blank points out

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

often de-emphasized aspect of early Soviet history and argues persuasively that international affairs played a key role in influencing immediate and long-term political and economic developments in the Soviet republic. The author's demonstration of the contradictory nature of Soviet foreign policy

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies