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modern entertainment stage through smoothing out of the material, softening of vocal styles, redesign of costumes, new choreography, added instruments, and so on. Both of these videocassettes, if carefully studied, properly "read," and contextualized can be invaluable in the teaching of Soviet history

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review
Author: Laura L. Adams

analysis. To judge by her descriptions of Soviet policies and her slim references section, Doi is not familiar with much of the current literature on Soviet history, nationality poli- cies, and cultural identity in Central Asia. Perhaps it is in part this lack of familiarity with a variety of perspectives

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

determination to come back to life that ultimately make his story important. While Surviving Freedarra is not as gripping a book as it might have been, it does contribute to any attempt to recon- struct Soviet history after the war. Robert W. Thurston Miami University Dmitry S. Likhachev. Reflections on the

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Karl Qualls

decade following World War II is one of the most important and until recently least under- stood periods of Soviet history. With Jeff rey Jones’ new book we have another addition to a growing body of literature that helps us to understand how everyday people and their governing elite tried to recover from

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review
Author: Gerald Surh

readers who may disagree with the book’s interpretive curve will be challenged to reconsider their own. Its very parameters are a statement about the shape of Soviet history as a whole. What ensued in the 1930’s continued much of what began earlier and deserves serious study, but it can also be seen as an

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: E. Thomas Ewing

Davies to have m a d e an important contribution to understanding this critical a s p e c t of the Stalinist dictatorship and this formative period of Soviet history. E. Thomas Ewing Virginia Polytechnic Institute a n d State University

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

grouped chronolog ically into seven chapters that follow the- usual periodization for Soviet history. Each chapter starts with the author's overview of the period, and every document is introduced by brief explanatory notes. The author's stated purpose is to present "the complex web of relations

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Mark von Hagen

revise our understanding of Stalin's role in early Soviet history, Benvenuti also makes a contribution here. Stalin was intimately involved with Army affairs in several critical episodes; more important, he appears to have been a far more "typical" Old Bolshevik than was Trotsky. Stalin, in defending a

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Linda J. Cook

Strategic Arms Policv Before SALT. Cambridge: Cambridge Univer- sity Press, 1992. xiii, 317 pp. $59.95. Christoph Bluth provides a solid, interesting and somewhat original analysis of an impor- tant period in Soviet history, the period of the large-scale build-up of strategic forces from the death of Stalin

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

, 1992. xiii, 317 pp. $59.95. Christoph Bluth provides a solid, interesting and somewhat original analysis of an impor- tant period in Soviet history, the period of the large-scale build-up of strategic forces from the death of Stalin to the first SALT agreement. Largely rejecting action-reaction and

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies