Status Shift and Ethnic Mobilisation in the March 1956 Events in Georgia

  title={Status Shift and Ethnic Mobilisation in the March 1956 Events in Georgia},
  author={Timothy K. Blauvelt},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={651 - 668}
Abstract The large-scale demonstrations that took place in Georgia in early March 1956 following Khrushchev's criticism of Stalin at the 20th Party Congress were the first significant expressions of public protest and civil disobedience in the Soviet Union for decades, and they also bore a clearly nationalistic character. Based primarily on materials from the Georgian KGB and Party archives and interviews with former Party officials and participants of the events, this article examines… 
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