From 1953 to the Present

Fainsod, Merle
June 1956
New Republic;6/11/56, Vol. 134 Issue 24, p7
Presents a narrative of events that have taken place in the Soviet Union from 1953 till now, after the end of Soviet premier Joseph Stalin's era. Attitude of Russian people in the post-Stalinist Soviet Union; Response of Stalin's lieutenants after Stalin's death; Denunciation of Great Russian distortions in nationality policy; Issues which have agitated the Soviet scene since Stalin's death; Objectives of the new leadership to remain committed a program of intensive industrialization and continue to press for the expansion of Communist power in the world; Developments that seemed to presage a rapid mellowing of the dictatorship.


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