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Author Shearer, David R., 1952-

Title Stalin and the Lubianka : a documentary history of the political police and security organs in the Soviet Union, 1922-1953 / David R. Shearer and Vladimir Khaustov
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Series Annals of Communism Series
Annals of Communism.
Contents Note on Translation, Document Presentation, Transliteration, and Abbreviations -- List of Abbreviations and Glossary of Frequently Used Terms -- Introduction: Stalin and the Lubianka -- Expanding Power, Infiltrating the State, 1922-1927 -- Threats from Abroad, Infiltrating the Economy, 1927-1930 -- Subduing the Countryside, 1928-1933 -- Ordering Society, 1933-1937 -- The Great Purges, 1935-1939 -- Social and Ethnic Cleansing : The Mass Operations, 1937-1938 -- The Security Organs at War, 1939-1944 -- Border Wars, Plots, and Spy Mania, 1945-1953 -- Conclusion -- Biographical Sketches -- List of Documents
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Influence
SUBJECT Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 fast
Subject Lubi︠a︡nka (Prison : Moscow, Russia) -- History
SUBJECT Lubi︠a︡nka (Prison : Moscow, Russia) fast
Subject Police -- Soviet Union -- History
Police -- Soviet Union -- History -- Sources
Internal security -- Soviet Union -- History
Political prisoners -- Soviet Union -- History
Power (Social sciences) -- Soviet Union -- History
Social control -- Soviet Union -- History
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 20th Century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- International Security.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Security (National & International)
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Internal security
Political prisoners
Politics and government
Power (Social sciences)
Social control
SUBJECT Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Subject Soviet Union
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Khaustov, V. N. (Vladimir Nikolaevich)
LC no. 2014012361
ISBN 9780300210712