Soviet social and political crises in perspective: from the famine of 1931-3 to the Yezhovshchina of 1937-8

Grant number: DP0558541

Abstract

We will all gain from an improved understanding of some of the major historical developments of the modern period. But in addition to this, at a time when judicial proceedings are being suspended and extra-judicial detentions, and punishments are increasing, it is useful to consider the history of these activities in other societies. It is sobering to see what measures Stalin introduced to carry out what he considered to be a war on terrorism. We need to be aware of the causes of Stalinism in order to avoid similar consequences elsewhere.

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