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The Leningrad affair and Soviet patronage politics, 1949–1950
IN SEPTEMBER 1949 N.V. Lizunov was called before the Committee for Party Control, the disciplinary agency of the Central Committee. As a district party secretary in Leningrad during World War II, the
An Unlikely National Revival: Soviet Higher Learning and the Ukrainian ‘Sixtiers,’ 1953–65
T JL he Ukrainian novelist Volodymyr Drozd grew up in a village in Chernihiv province and attended a school in the heavily Russian-speaking provincial center. When Drozd took up work in a local
Making the Soviet Intelligentsia: Universities and Intellectual Life under Stalin and Khrushchev
Introduction Part I. Universities and Postwar Soviet Society: 1. Youth and timelessness in the Palaces of Science 2. University learning in the Soviet social imagination Part II. The Emergence of
Soviet Patriotism and its Discontents among Higher Education Students in Khrushchev-Era Russia and Ukraine
What was Soviet patriotism? A definition of the term offered by the Soviet ideological apparatus in 1953—a “social, historically conditioned feeling of love for one’s motherland”—raises more
Intelligentsia Self-Fashioning in the Postwar Soviet Union: Revol´t Pimenov’s Political Struggle, 1949–57
At the 20th Party Congress in 1956, Nikita Khrushchev denounced Stalin for developing a kul't lichnosti, a "cult of personality" or "cult of the individual." Less often noticed but equally important
Brother or Other? East European Students in Soviet Higher Education Establishments, 1948–1956
After World War II, bilateral agreements within the Eastern bloc brought youth from the newly established satellite states of Eastern Europe to study in higher education establishments in the USSR.
The Making of a Myth: The National Labor Alliance, Russian Émigrés, and Cold War Intelligence Activities
This article examines the role of the National Labor Alliance (NTS), a far-right organization of Russian exiles, in U.S. intelligence operations during the early Cold War. Drawing on declassified
Cold War Exiles and the CIA
During the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, the United States government unleashed covert operations intended to weaken the Soviet Union. As part of these efforts, the CIA undertook support of
Reinventing Collaboration: The Vlasov Movement in the Postwar Russian Emigration
In this chapter Benjamin Tromly examines the memory of World War Two collaboration in the Russian emigration. A.A. Vlasov, a Soviet general who formed a Russian Liberation Army under Hitler, became
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