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As the founder of the Soviet state and a key player in develop ment of its policies, Lenin shaped Russian history. The Soviet Union was the fulfillment of Lenin's vision, but it also the outgrowth a particular historical situation and of the struggles between his sup porters and his opponents. JEFFREY BROOKS is a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Thank You Comrade Stalin!Soviet Public Culture from Revolution to Cold War () and When Russia Learned to Read: Literacy and Popular Literature, (; reprinted ), which won the Vucinich Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies for best book Price: $
Mechanisms of Power in the Soviet Union grew out of an international conference held in Copenhagen in under the leadership of Professor Niels Erik Rosenfeldt at the University of Copenhagen, and Professors Bent Jensen and Erik Kulavig from the University of Southern Denmark at Odense. Twelve of the papers presented by scholars from Russia, Western Europe, Australia and the United States. It was crazy to the inconveniences that the Soviet state imposed on people, ranging from waiting in lines for hours or days for food and other basics, living with multiple families in an apartment, or to being denounced and sent to the Gulag. This book opened up many more questions I have about the Soviet State/5(50).
Table of contents. Introduction 1. State and Revolution and the Idea of Soviet Democracy 2. Early Soviet Democracy in Practice: Sovnarkom as Cabinet, 3. The Sovnarkom Administration Department as an 'Anti-bureaucratic' Apparatus 4. Sverdlov, the Soviets and the Secretariat 5. 'Collegiality' in the Early Soviet Government 6. Sovnarkom's Decline and the Rise of the Politburo . Under Vladmir Putin, gangsterism on the streets has given way to kleptocracy in the state. I was in Moscow in , during the final years of the Soviet Union. The system was sliding towards.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Narkiewicz, Olga A. Making of the Soviet state apparatus. Manchester, Manchester U.P., (OCoLC) Soviet Public Culture from Revolution to Cold War () and When Russia Learned to Read: Literacy and Popular Literature, (; reprinted ), which won the Vucinich Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies for best book by an American in Professor Brooks received the Johns Hopkins Alumni Cited by: 1.
The Making of the American Gulag from Boston Review. During the Cold War, the “police apparatus” was held up as a prime example of Soviet repression.
Yet in its efforts to fight subversives, the United States ended up with its own carceral state. Review of Yuri Slezkine, The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution (Princeton University Press, ) Yuri Slezkine’s The House of Government is certainly one of the most ambitious works on Soviet history to have appeared in many years.
A sprawling, eccentric book The making of Soviet state apparatus book clear literary aspirations, it tells the story of the Soviet communist elite and its fate under Stalin. The Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) was the founding and ruling political party of the Soviet CPSU was the sole governing party of the Soviet Union untilwhen the Congress of People's Deputies modified Article 6 of the most recent Soviet constitution, which had granted the CPSU a monopoly over the political system.
The party was founded in by the. Inside Lenin’s Government: Ideology, Power and Practice in the Early Soviet State Lara Douds This study elucidates the process by which Sovnarkom's governmental decision-making authority was transferred to Communist Party bodies in the early years of Soviet power and traces the day-to-day operation of the supreme state organ.
The intelligence apparatus was able to permeate every level and branch of state administration, with agents planted in collective farms, factories, and local governments, as well as throughout the upper level and rank and file of Soviet bureaucracy. Conventional wisdom discounting a collapse U.S.
analysts. Predictions of the Soviet Union's impending demise were discounted by many Western academic specialists, and had little impact on mainstream Sovietology. For example, Amalrik's book "was welcomed as a piece of brilliant literature in the West" but "virtually no one tended to take it at face value as a piece of political prediction.".
The Government of the Soviet Union (Russian: Правительство СССР, Pravitel'stvo SSSR), formally the All-Union Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,  commonly abbreviated to Soviet Government, was the executive and administrative organ of state in the former Soviet had three different names throughout its existence; Council of People's.
Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Author of Eastern EuropeSoviet leaders, Petrification Progress, Marxism and the reality of power,Eurocommunism,The making of the Soviet state apparatus, The end of the Bolshevik dream, The green flagWritten works: Eastern Europe Vladimir Ilich Lenin ( - ) led the first successful revolt against market-based liberal democracy and founded the Soviet State inserving as the new nation s.
On the management and regulation of the government apparatus see Rees, E. A., State Control in Soviet Russia: The Rise and the Fall of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspectorate, –34 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ), and Shearer, D.
Industry, State and Society in Stalin’s Russia, – (Ithaca and London: Cornell. Most of the actors in Kassymbekova's book were members of the newly created party and state apparatus. Their decisions and actions were not driven by enthusiasm for the revolutionary project but were motivated by the desire for material gain, by a thirst for power, and by local economic conditions and their position within local networks.
Sagdeev provides an illuminary voice to the state of science in the previous Soviet Union and brings a human image to the men and women in science at the time. Remarkably, they were in many ways similar to the scientists of the West, curious and wanting the freedom to pursue scientific goals/5.
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This chapter charts the rise the urban commune as a cultural construct in early Soviet Russia and, in so doing, explores the implication of assessing the spaces in-between the apparatus of state -- very much a new venture in Soviet history. See also Smirtyukov, M.
S., Sovetskiy gosudarstvennyy apparat upravleniya [Soviet State Administrative Apparatus] (Moscow: Yuridicheskaya Literatura, ), – 39 “Ob organizatsii raboty v sovete ministrov SSSR,” USSR Council of Ministers' resolution, May 4,excerpted in Svod zakonov [Code of Laws], Vol.
1, –46 (author's Cited by: State institutions began to operate like typical bureaucracies pursuing their own organizational interests. Major Soviet institutions contested for power, largely in bureaucratic ways.
Power became more widely dispersed among different state institutions and parts of the state apparatus. This book is really dry. It is very dated, but still a fundamentally important piece of scholarship in the social history of the soviet Union.
Lewin argues that Stalinism was not the inevitable result of Leninism, but instead argues that the social dynamics of Russia after WWI and the Civil War led it to be open to a "mushroomed" lateral /5. Stalin did manage to build a state apparatus capable of extraordinary feats of mass mobilization, but it was never as responsive as he thought it should be.
He knew about the "coping behaviors" of Soviet officialdom from the work of agencies checking the fulfillment of decisions, but he never grasped that these behaviors were products of the Pages: This book examines the social and cultural impact of the 'thaw' in Cold War relations, decision-making and policy formation in the Soviet Union under Nikita Khrushchev.
It highlights the fact that many of the reform initiatives generally associated with Khrushchev personally, and with his period of.The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression is a book by Stéphane Courtois, Nicolas Werth, Andrzej Paczkowski and several other European academics documenting a history of political repressions by Communist states, including genocides, extrajudicial executions, deportations, killing populations in labor camps and artificially created her: Harvard University Press.