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Russia After the War: Hopes, Illusions and Disappointments, 1945-1957 : Hopes, Illusions and Disappointments, 1945-1957 - Elena Zubkova

Russia After the War: Hopes, Illusions and Disappointments, 1945-1957

Hopes, Illusions and Disappointments, 1945-1957

Paperback Published: 7th October 1998
ISBN: 9780765602282
Number Of Pages: 250
For Ages: 18 years old

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The years of late Stalinism are one of the murkiest periods in Soviet history, best known to us through the voices of Ehrenburg, Khrushchev and Solzhenitsyn. This is a sweeping history of Russia from the end of the war to the Thaw by one of Russia's respected younger historians. Drawing on the resources of newly opened archives as well as the recent outpouring of published diaries and memoirs, Elena Zubkova presents a richly detailed portrayal of the basic conditions of people's lives in Soviet Russia from 1945 to 1957. She brings out the dynamics of postwar popular expectations and the cultural stirrings set in motion by the wartime experience versus the regime's determination to reassert command over territories and populations and the mechanisms of repression. Her interpretation of the period establishes the context for the liberalizing and reformist impulses that surfaced in the post-Stalin succession struggle, characterizing what would be the formative period for a future generation of leaders: Gorbachev, Yeltsin and their contemporaries.

Strategies of Survival
The Social Psychology of the War
The Victory and the Victors
How to Live after the War? The Conflict of Expectation and Reality
The Hungry Years: The Famine of 1946-1947
The Currency Reform of 1947: The Views from Above and Below
The Illusion of Liberalization
The State and the Peasant: Village Antagonism to the Collective Farm
Religion and Politics: The Revival of Religious Belief
The Political Temper of the Masses, 1945-1948
Something Must be Done: The Intelligentsia and the Intellectual Mavericks
The Situation Doesn't Change: The Crisis of Postwar Expectations
The Birth of the Anti-Stalinist Youth Movement
The Struggle with Dissent
The Wave of Repression, 1949-1953
The Evolution of Public Opinion: Whose Fault Is It?
The Thaw
Without Stalin: The New Public Atmosphere
The Repudiation of the GULAG
Turning to the Individual: The Paths from Above and Below
The Decision on the Cult of Personality and Its Social Impact
Public Opinion and the Hungarian Syndrome
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ISBN: 9780765602282
ISBN-10: 0765602288
Series: New Russian History
Audience: General
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 7th October 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.42  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.37