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By V. A. Kozlov,Elaine McClarnand

until eventually contemporary occasions, incidents of mass unrest within the USSR have been shrouded in professional secrecy. Now this pioneering paintings by way of historian Vladimir A. Kozlov has unfolded those hidden chapters of Soviet heritage. It info an outstanding number of common mass protest within the post-Stalin interval, together with staff' moves, city riots, ethnic and non secular confrontations, and squaddies' insurrections. Kozlov has drawn on exhaustive examine in police, procuracy, KGB, and get together documents to recreate the violent significant uprisings defined during this quantity. He strains the ancient context and the series of occasions top as much as each one mass protest, explores the demographic and mental dynamics of the placement, and examines the activities and reactions of the experts. This painstaking research finds that many rebellions weren't lots anti-communist as primarily conservative in nature, directed to the safety of neighborhood norms being disturbed by way of specific circumstances of injustice or via the rash of Krushchev-era reforms. This perception makes the e-book necessary not just for what it tells us approximately postwar Soviet heritage, but in addition for what it indicates approximately modern Russian society in addition to well known protests in general.

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