Khrushchev in the Kremlin: Policy and Government in the Soviet Union, 1953-64 (Basees/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies)

Khrushchev in the Kremlin: Policy and Government in the Soviet Union, 1953-64 (Basees/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies)


This ebook offers a brand new photograph of the politics, economics and technique of govt within the Soviet Union below the management of Nikita Khrushchev. established largely on unique learn in lately declassified archive collections, the booklet examines the whole complexity of presidency, together with formal and casual political relationships; monetary reforms and nationality kinfolk within the nationwide republics of the USSR; the remedy of political dissent; fiscal development via technological innovation; family members with the jap bloc; corruption and deceit within the economic climate; and the reform of the railways and development sectors.

The book re-evaluates the Khrushchev period as one that represented an important departure from the Stalin years, introducing a couple of coverage alterations that purely got here to fruition later, when nonetheless being affected by a number of the boundaries imposed by way of the Stalinist process. not like many different stories which examine the topic from the point of view of the chilly conflict and superpower family members, this booklet offers an outline of the inner improvement of the Soviet Union during this interval, finding it within the broader context of Soviet historical past.

This is the better half quantity to the Jeremy Smith and Melanie Ilic’s previous edited assortment, Soviet nation and Society less than Nikita Khrushchev (Routledge, 2009).

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