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Stalin and the Lubianka : a documentary history of the political police and security organs in the Soviet Union, 1922-1953 /
David R. Shearer and Vladimir Khaustov.
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
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xvii, 368 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0300171897, 9780300171891
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
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0300171897
9780300171891
contents note
Note on Translation, Document Presentation, Transliteration, and Abbreviations -- List of Abbreviations and Glossary of Frequently Used Terms -- Introduction: Stalin and the Lubianka -- Expanding Power, Infiltrating the State, 1922-1927 -- Threats from Abroad, Infiltrating the Economy, 1927-1930 -- Subduing the Countryside, 1928-1933 -- Ordering Society, 1933-1937 -- The Great Purges, 1935-1939 -- Social and Ethnic Cleansing : The Mass Operations, 1937-1938 -- The Security Organs at War, 1939-1944 -- Border Wars, Plots, and Spy Mania, 1945-1953 -- Conclusion -- Biographical Sketches -- List of Documents.
abstract
"This fascinating documentary history is the first English-language exploration of Joseph Stalin's relationship with, and manipulation of, the Soviet political police. The story follows the changing functions, organization, and fortunes of the political police and security organs from the early 1920s until Stalin's death in 1953, and it provides documented detail about how Stalin used these organs to achieve and maintain undisputed power. Although written as a narrative, it includes translations of more than 170 documents from Soviet archives"--
catalogue key
9947714
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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