The Impact of the Great Purges on the People's Commissariat of Foreign Affairs

  title={The Impact of the Great Purges on the People's Commissariat of Foreign Affairs},
  author={Teddy J. Uldricks},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  pages={187 - 204}
We must finally understand that of all precious capital in the world, the most precious capital, the most decisive capital is human beings, cadres. We must understand that in our present condition cadres decide everything. If we have good and plentiful cadres in industry, in agriculture, in transport, in the Army, our country will be invincible. If we have no such cadres we will limp with both legs. Joseph Stalin Descartes argued that the initial operation in the solution of any complex problem… 

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This review concludes that the present work is of high quality and should be read as a whole rather than as a collection of chapters.



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