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Inside the Stalin archives : discovering the new Russia, by Jonathan Brent

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Inside the Stalin archives : discovering the new Russia
Title
Inside the Stalin archives
Title remainder
discovering the new Russia
Statement of responsibility
by Jonathan Brent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To most Americans, Russia remains as enigmatic today as it was during the Iron Curtain era. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the country had an opportunity to confront its tortured past. Here, author Brent asks why this didn't happen. Why are archivists under surveillance and phones still tapped? Why does Stalin, responsible for the deaths of millions of his own people, remain popular enough to appear on boxes of chocolate? Brent draws on fifteen years of access to high-level Soviet archives to answer these questions. He shows us a Russia where, in 1992, used toothbrushes were sold on the sidewalks, while now shops are filled with luxury goods. Stalin's specter hovers throughout, and in the dictator's personal papers we find an unnerving prophecy of the world to come. Both cultural history and personal memoir, this is a deeply felt and vivid portrait of Russia in the 21st century.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Inside the Stalin archives : discovering the new Russia, by Jonathan Brent
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [326]-332)
Color
black and white
Contents
Pt. 1: Connections. Descent: January 1992 ; Mariana ; Into the archive ; Mariana, continued ; The little man ; Mariana, continued ; Day two in the archive: the only American ; Pikhoia ; Farewell -- Pt. 2: Searching. In the labyrinth ; Turmoil, misdirection, fear ; "Farewell, dead men" ; The secret death of Isaac Babel ; Raoul Wallenberg ; Erofeev's widow ; Vsyo normalno ; Vergil ; Yezhov's office ; The personal archive of Josef Stalin ; Stalin ; Stalin's hand
Control code
227016357
Dimensions
18 cm.
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unknown
Extent
335 p.
File format
one file format
Isbn
9780977743339
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unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227016357
  • (OCoLC)ocn227016357
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Label
Inside the Stalin archives : discovering the new Russia, by Jonathan Brent
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [326]-332)
Color
black and white
Contents
Pt. 1: Connections. Descent: January 1992 ; Mariana ; Into the archive ; Mariana, continued ; The little man ; Mariana, continued ; Day two in the archive: the only American ; Pikhoia ; Farewell -- Pt. 2: Searching. In the labyrinth ; Turmoil, misdirection, fear ; "Farewell, dead men" ; The secret death of Isaac Babel ; Raoul Wallenberg ; Erofeev's widow ; Vsyo normalno ; Vergil ; Yezhov's office ; The personal archive of Josef Stalin ; Stalin ; Stalin's hand
Control code
227016357
Dimensions
18 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
335 p.
File format
one file format
Isbn
9780977743339
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227016357
  • (OCoLC)ocn227016357
System details
Mode of access: Internet

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