Journal article

Agency and terror: Evdokimov and mass killing in Stalin's great terror

Stephen G Wheatcroft

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND HISTORY | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

This article presents an account of the history of Soviet repression, which integrates our current understanding of the scale and nature of repression with a history of the agents responsible for carrying out these operations. It notes that the major shifts in the nature of repression were accompanied by shifts in the operational leadership within the security forces, and that it was largely the same groups of individuals who were responsible for the mass killing operations during the civil war, collectivization and the Great Terror. These were the groups associated with Efim Georgievich Evdokimov, which operated in Ukraine during the Civil War, in the North Caucasus in the 1920s, and in the..

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