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Title Georgia after Stalin : nationalism and Soviet power / edited by Timothy K. Blauvelt and Jeremy Smith
Published London : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series BASEES/Routledge series on Russian and East European studies ; 106
BASEES/Routledge series on Russian and East European studies ; 106
Contents 1. Introduction / Timothy K. Blauvelt and Jeremy Smith -- 2. Kremlin-Tbilisi : purges, control and Georgian nationalism in the first half of the 1950s / Oleg V. Khlevniuk -- 3. The March 1956 Events in Georgia : based on oral history interviews and archival documents / Levan Avalishvili -- 4. "What is the cult of personality and what has it to do with Stalin?" : the role of ideology, youth and the Komsomol in the March 1956 events / Ira J?nis-Isokangas -- 5. Nationalism after the March 1956 events and the origins of the national-independence movement in Georgia / Giorgi Kldiashvili -- 6. "A kind of silent protest" : deciphering Georgia's 1956 / Claire Pogue Kaiser -- 7. Resistance, discourse and nationalism in the March 1956 events in Georgia / Timothy K. Blauvelt -- 8. Georgian-Abkhaz relations in the post-Stalinist era / Nino Kemoklidze -- 9. Conclusion : Georgian nationalism after 1956 / Jeremy Smith -- Appendix : documents from the archives on the March 1956 events
Summary "This book explores events in Georgia in the years following Stalin's death in March 1953, especially the demonstrations of March 1956 and their brutal suppression, in order to illuminate the tensions in Georgia between veneration of the memory of Stalin, a Georgian, together with the associated respect for the Soviet system that he had created, and growing nationalism. The book considers how not just Stalin but also his wider circle of Georgians were at the heart of the Soviet system, outlines how greatly Stalin was revered in Georgia, and charts the rise of Khrushchev and his denunciation of Stalin. It goes on to examine the different strands of the rising Georgian nationalist movements, discusses the repressive measures taken against demonstrators, and concludes by showing how the repressions transformed a situation where Georgian nationalism, the honouring of Stalin's memory and the Soviet system were all aligned together into a situation where an increasingly assertive nationalist movement was firmly at odds with the Soviet Union"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 3, 2015)
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Influence
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Public opinion
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Demonstrations -- Georgia (Republic) -- History -- 20th century
Nationalism -- Georgia (Republic) -- History -- 20th century
Political persecution -- Georgia (Republic) -- History -- 20th century
Public opinion -- Georgia (Republic) -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
International relations.
Political persecution.
Politics and government.
Public opinion.
Georgia (Republic) -- Politics and government -- 1917-1991.
Georgia (Republic) -- Relations -- Soviet Union
Soviet Union -- Relations -- Georgia (Republic)
Georgia (Republic)
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Blauvelt, Timothy K., editor.
Smith, Jeremy, 1964- editor.
ISBN 1317369785