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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
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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
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Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Influence.
Lubi͡anka (Prison : Moscow, Russia) -- History.
Internal security -- Soviet Union -- History.
Police -- Soviet Union -- History -- Sources.
Police -- Soviet Union -- History.
Political prisoners -- Soviet Union -- History.
Power (Social sciences) -- Soviet Union -- History.
Social control -- Soviet Union -- History.
USSR -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
USSR -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Khaustov, V. N. (Vladimir Nikolaevich)
ISBN 030021071X (electronic bk)
9780300210712 (electronic bk)