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Author: John Keep

left (Iakovlev) and right (Ligachev). Gorbachev's view of glasnost' in history was (and is) essentially an instrumental one. As he put it in January, 1988: "knowledge of [Soviet] history ... will allow us to draw lessons for the present day, when we want to renew society, to disclose more fully the

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

: University o f California Press, 1987. xvii, 226 pp. $32.50. O n e o f the c o n v e n t i o n a l i m a g e s o f the 1920s, l e 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

In: Russian History
Author: Oleksii Rudenko

-Eastern European countries after WWII . From the very beginning I outline a primary research question: was it Soviet historiography that established the image of Spartacus in the early Soviet republics or rather Soviet history-writing was forced to follow the artificial pathway of Spartacus’s image, created by

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In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

effects o f dekulakization, forced deportations, forced collectivization, and the early years o f the purges, thereby gaining a fair understanding o f this pe- riod o f Soviet history. Some "famine deniers" question the veracity oral testimonies gathered about the Ukrainian Famine o f 1932-1933, charging

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

. Robert Service leads off with an examination of Stalinism's particular features in the wider context of the "Soviet state order" as a whole, cautioning against the tendency to examine dis- crete segments of Soviet history too much in isolation and concluding that "[tjhere is really no need to choose

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

sources is indeed unfortunate. The work treats the 1920s and the 1980s-1990s with much greater detail than the war years or the Khrushchev period. Still, the book provides a general and brief overview o f one critically impor- tant and strangely neglected area o f Soviet history. One hopes this work will

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

book. In a lucid and pleasing style—at points the book almost reads like a novel—Zubok provides insight into the dynamics of the relationship between cul- ture and politics in post-World War II Soviet history. In the fi rst two chapters “Th e ‘Children’ Grow Up, 1945–1955” and “Shock Eff ects, 1956

In: East Central Europe

c t i v e throughout t h e m o s t brutal periods o f Soviet history" (p. 186), she is being unfair to P a s t e r n a k ' s fellow-poets, w h o w e r e unable to publish for political reasons and who, worse still, lost their lives directly or indirectly because o f Stalin's terror. Monika

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Michael Gelb

herein reveals about Soviet history: the conclusion is'a b a r e half page. In one sentence Pohl indicates 177,043 Polish citizens were sent into the special settlements and in another that 391,575 were in confineinent and exile in the USSR at about the same time. Can one assume that the difference

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Robert H. Dodge

open and forced to accommodate more of life and of death than I felt it could bear. Eventually I let myself be carried by the narrative flow. In this way I found myself listening to ac- counts of events central to Latvian, and indeed, Soviet history." The force of these ac- counts at times overwhelmed

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies