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Author Halfin, Igal, author

Title Stalinist confessions : messianism and terror at the Leningrad Communist University / Igal Halfin
Published Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (496 pages) : illustrations
Series Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies
Series in Russian and East European studies.
Contents Introduction: The Revolution devours its children -- The winds of purge -- The NKVD and the extraction of confessions -- Pandemonium at Communist University -- Messianic times -- The final curtain -- Epilogue: The truth of sacrifice
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Influence.
College students -- Political activity -- Soviet Union -- History.
Higher education and state -- Soviet Union -- History.
Political messianism -- Soviet Union -- History.
Political psychology -- History -- 20th century.
Political purges -- Soviet Union -- History.
State-sponsored terrorism -- Soviet Union -- History.
USSR -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822973529 (e-book)
9780822973522 (e-book)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)