Conscience on Trial: The Fate of Fourteen Pacifists in Stalin's Ukraine, 1952-1953

Conscience on Trial: The Fate of Fourteen Pacifists in Stalin's Ukraine, 1952-1953

by Hiroaki Kuromiya
     
 

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Kuromiya convincingly elucidates the mechanism of the Soviet secret police and explores the minds of non-conformist believers -precursors to the revival of dissidence after Stalin's death in 1953.

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Kuromiya convincingly elucidates the mechanism of the Soviet secret police and explores the minds of non-conformist believers -precursors to the revival of dissidence after Stalin's death in 1953.

Editorial Reviews

Robert H. Greene

‘A compelling narrative that sheds light on an otherwise unknown story… It will be read with great profit and much interest by scholars working on the Stalin period and on questions of religious belief and practice in Soviet society.’

Kayla Hester

‘Conscience on Trial is an outstanding glimpse into a fascinating aspect of Soviet history… Kuromiya has provided a valuable and interesting look into the inner workings of the Soviet judicial system in the Stalin era.’

Christopher Gilley
‘This is an excellent piece of scholarship based on exemplary source criticism that gives a fascinating insight into the workings of the Soviet punitive organs and raises interesting questions about private life and the practice of religion in the Soviet Union.’

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442644618
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
06/30/2012
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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