The Stalin Era

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - History - 270 pages
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This book provides a wide-ranging history of every aspect of Stalin's dictatorship over the peoples of the Soviet Union. Drawing upon a huge array of primary and secondary sources, The Stalin Era is a first-hand account of Stalinist thought, policy and and their effects. It places the man and his ideology into context both within pre-Revolutionary Russia, Lenin's Soviet Union and post-Stalinist Russia. The Stalin Era examines:
* collectivisation
* industrialisation
* terror
* government
* the Cult of Stalin
* education and Science
* family
* religion: The Russian Orthodox Church
* art and the state.
 

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Contents

1 Interpreting the Stalin era
1
2 From Lenin to Stalin
13
3 Collectivisation
29
4 Industrialisation
48
5 Terror
65
6 Government
83
The man and the cult
100
8 The Second World War
118
10 The family
152
The Russian Orthodox Church
169
12 The artist and the state
187
13 The problem of ends and means
204
14 Overview
220
Bibliography
226
Index
243
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9 Education and science
136

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