It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past

It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past

by David Satter
     
 

A veteran writer on Russia and the Soviet Union explains why Russia refuses to draw the lessons of its past and what this portends for the futureSee more details below

Overview

A veteran writer on Russia and the Soviet Union explains why Russia refuses to draw the lessons of its past and what this portends for the future

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300111453
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/13/2011
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

List of Abbreviations and Administrative Delineations xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Statue of Dzerzhinsky 11

Chapter 2 Efforts to Remember 29

Chapter 3 Butovo and Kommunarka 49

Chapter 4 St. Petersburg 75

Chapter 5 The Appeal of Communism 95

Chapter 6 The Responsibility of the State 112

Chapter 7 The Trial of the Communist Party 128

Chapter 8 Moral Choice under Totalitarianism 142

Chapter 9 The Roots of the Communist Idea 167

Chapter 10 Symbols of the Past 88

Chapter 11 History 207

Chapter 12 The Shadow of Katyn 229

Chapter 13 Vorkuta 256

Chapter 14 The Odyssey of Andrei Poleshchuk 279

Conclusion 300

Notes 307

Bibliography 357

Index 365

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