Ordinary Stalinism: The Council of Ministers and the Soviet Neopatrimonial State, 1946–1953*

  title={Ordinary Stalinism: The Council of Ministers and the Soviet Neopatrimonial State, 1946–1953*},
  author={Yoram Gorlizki},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={699 - 736}
  • Yoram Gorlizki
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
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