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The Soviet Elite from Lenin to Gorbachev: The Central Committee and Its Members, 1917-1991

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This ground-breaking book examines the Soviet ruling elite over the entire period of Communist rule. It serves as a collective biography of nearly two thousand people who served on the Communist Party's Central Committee from 1917 to 1991. The book is based on archival research, only available after the collapse of communism, and extensive interviews with former Central Committee members.

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Overview

This ground-breaking book examines the Soviet ruling elite over the entire period of Communist rule. It serves as a collective biography of nearly two thousand people who served on the Communist Party's Central Committee from 1917 to 1991. The book is based on archival research, only available after the collapse of communism, and extensive interviews with former Central Committee members.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198297383
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/25/2000
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Evan Mawdsley is Professor of International History, University of Glasgow.

Stephen White is Professor of Politics, University of Glasgow.

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Table of Contents

1. Revolutionaries in power, 1917-1923
2. Old Bolsheviks, Socialist Construction and the Purges, 1923-1939
3. Stalin's new elite, 1939-1956
4. Stalinist generation, 'Leninist norms', 1956-1966
5. The elite consolidates, 1966-1985
6. Challenge and crisis, 1985-1991
7. Elite and society
8. An evolving elite

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