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Victims of the Soviet penal system in the pre-war years: A first approach on the basis of
Population dynamics in the penal system (or GULAG) in the Soviet Union during the 1930s are analyzed using data from recently available secret police and Communist party documents. The focus is on
Pragmatists and Puritans: The Rise and Fall of the Party Control Commission
At its widely celebrated "Congress of Victors" in 1934, the Soviet Communist Party reorganized and redeployed its disciplinary and verification efforts into a Party Control Commission Komissiia
The Road to Terror: Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks, 1932-1939
Now updated with new facts, and abridged for use in Soviet history courses, this gripping book assembles top secret Soviet documents, translated into English, from the era of Stalin's purges. The
State and Society under Stalin: Constitutions and Elections in the 1930s
It is clear that tested by the Constitution of the Soviet Union as revised and enacted in 1936, the USSR is the most inclusive and equalised democracy in the world. Sidney and Beatrice Webb, 1937
The problem of persistence
Origins of the Great Purges. The Soviet Communist Party Reconsidered, 1933-1938
List of tables Preface Introduction: the Great Purges as history 1. The Communist Party in the thirties 2. What was a purge? 3. The Verification of Party Documents of 1935: a case study in
“Excesses are not permitted”: Mass Terror and Stalinist Governance in the Late 1930s
S talinist "mass operations" were repressive actions directed against categories rather than individuals. Lavrenty Beria, who certainly knew something about such things, characterized them as "group
Stalinist Terror: New Perspectives
Acknowledgements Introduction J. Arch Getty and Roberta T. Manning Part I. Persons and Politics: 1. Narkom Ezhov Boris A. Starkov 2. The politics of repression revisited J. Arch Getty Part II.