Valerii Chkalov: Soviet Pilot as New Soviet Man

  title={Valerii Chkalov: Soviet Pilot as New Soviet Man},
  author={Jay Bergman},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={135 - 152}
  • Jay Bergman
  • Published 1 January 1998
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Historians in the West have written a great deal about Stalin and Stalinism. In the first two decades after Stalin's death in 1953, when the survival of the Soviet Union appeared certain, and its potential for further growth quite considerable, western historians writing about Stalin generally emphasized how adept he was at mobilizing the coercive institutions he inherited from Lenin to modernize Russia's economy; the fact that Stalin was able to preserve his own political security at the same… 

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    Geroi nashego naroda

      Slava geroia', Velikii letchik, op. cit