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our understanding o f Soviet history in the late 1920s and 1930s. Mainly through ground-breaking research in Soviet era military and eco- nomic archives, the two authors investigated the goals and achievements o f construct- ing a socialist economy within the context o f defense needs. From their

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

. Boffa makes the point that both the official Soviet and the Western totalitarian traditions make arguments about the continuity of Soviet history, though with differing moral emphasis, from Leninism through Stalinism to the present day. Yet, Boffa makes it clear that neither of these schools is as

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Brian Kassof

: Regionalism a n d the Evolution of the Soviet System. Ithaca, N Y and London: Cornell University Press, 1999. viii, 235 pp. $39.95. James Harris' b o o k j o i n s a growing b o d y o f Western literature on Soviet history be- yond the two capitals o f M o s c o w and Petersburg/Leningrad. In his at times

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Richard Hellie

was a paranoid and that all of those actions are fully explicable in terms of a "paranoid syndrome.") Other than that, how- ever, I have had few reasons to challenge his voluminous academic produc- tion. My appreciation of his corpus was published in the Modern Encyclope- dia of Russian and Soviet

In: Russian History

ambigu- ous era in Soviet history. Where the work falls short, in my view, is in its impressionistic and ostensibly contradictory treatment of the 1930s, when the state declared war on the dreamers. Stalin's success comes as a cruel twist of fate, even though Stites admits that "Realpolitik, social

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Lynn Mally

period o f Soviet history. He follows not only the directives coming from the central party leadership, but also innovations developed by practicing journalists who experimented with different methods to reach their audi- ences. One o f Lenoe's major arguments is that Soviet journalism changed radically

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Gleb Tsipursky

example of the best combination of history and anthropology, employing the theories and methods of both to illuminate issues of fundamental importance. An excellent example of interdiscipli- . nary research in the relatively sparse field of post-Stalin Soviet history, this study is essential reading for

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

that one can be swayed to believe that all Soviet measures designed to modernize the nation were driven by per- ceived defense needs. The paradox here is that much of the fine literature published on Soviet history in the recent past (Roger Reese and Sally Stoeker not withstanding) has all but ignored

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Kathryn David

framework of tense co-existence of Christianity and communism to specific moments in Soviet history, using a new perspective on religion to add to our understanding of the Soviet period. The essays of the latter category deal more abstractly with the consequences of the proposed framework: how did these

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review
Author: Josephine Woll

culture and Soviet history; film scholars reciprocate, dismissing what they perceive as the Slavists' overly political analyses of Soviet cinema. On top of that, historians of Soviet Russia debate the hjghiy charged question of the 1928-31 cultural revolution and the degree to which cultural products of

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies