Stalin And The Lubianka (Annals of Communism)

A Documentary History Of The Political Police And Security Organs In The Soviet Union, 1922-1953

56ea8884418d7.jpg Author David Shearer and Vladimir Khaustov
Isbn 9780300171891
File size 1.2 MB
Year 2015
Pages 392
Language English
File format PDF
Category History

Book Description:

This fascinating documentary history is the first English-language exploration of Joseph Stalin's relationship with, and manipulation of, the Soviet political police. The story follows the changing functions, organization, and fortunes of the political police and security organs from the early 1920s until Stalin’s death in 1953, and it provides documented detail about how Stalin used these organs to achieve and maintain undisputed power. Although written as a narrative, it includes translations of more than 170 documents from Soviet archives.

 

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