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Popular Opinion in Stalin's Russia : Terror, Propaganda and Dissent, 1934-1941 - Sarah Davies

Popular Opinion in Stalin's Russia

Terror, Propaganda and Dissent, 1934-1941

Paperback Published: 1st December 1997
ISBN: 9780521566766
Number Of Pages: 260

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Between 1934 and 1941 Stalin unleashed what came to be known as "The Great Terror" against millions of Soviet citizens. This book is a study of how ordinary Russians experienced life during this period. Sarah Davies' study uses NKVD and Party reports, letters and other evidence to show that, despite propaganda and repression, the people continued to criticize Stalin and the Soviet regime, and complain about particular policies. This book sheds light on a hugely important part of Russia's social, political and cultural history.

'... the book provides some fascinating information about the impact of certain policies at grass-roots level.' Contemporary European History

Introduction: Economy and Society
Workers, the economy and labour policy
Peasants and the kolkhoz
Women, family policy, education
Religion and the nationalities question
Politics and Terror
International relations
The constitution and elections
The Great Terror
'Us' and 'Them': social identity and terror
The Leader Cult
The cult in official discourse
Affirmative representations of the leader and leader cult
Negative representations of the leader and leader cult
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521566766
ISBN-10: 0521566762
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st December 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.24  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.41