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Everyday Stalinism

Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s

Everyday Stalinism by Sheila Fitzpatrick
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Here is a pioneering account of everyday life under Stalin, written by a leading authority on modern Russian history. Focusing on the urban population, Fitzpatrick depicts a world of privation, overcrowding, endless lines, and broken homes, in which the regime's promises of future socialist abundance rang hollowly. We read of a government bureaucracy that often turned life into a nightmare, and of how ordinary citizens tried to circumvent it. We also read of the secret police, whose constant surveillance was endemic at this time, and the waves of terror, like the Great Purges of 1937, which periodically cast society into turmoil.
Oxford University Press; March 1999
304 pages; ISBN 9780199839247
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Title: Everyday Stalinism
Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick
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