Soviet Repression Statistics: Some Comments

  title={Soviet Repression Statistics: Some Comments},
  author={Michael Ellman},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={1151 - 1172}
  • M. Ellman
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • History
  • Europe-Asia Studies
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