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    Stalin's ghost: the legacies of Soviet history and the future of Russia

    Figes, Orlando (2009) Stalin's ghost: the legacies of Soviet history and the future of Russia. Den Haag, The Netherlands: European Liberal Forum. ISBN 9789073896437.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Orlando Figes (1959) wrote, inter alia, a standard work on the Russian Revolution, A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924. . In his most recent work, The Whisperers: Figes report of the fate of ordinary Russian families who lived under the terror of Stalin Private Life in Stalin's Russia, does Figes' books have been translated into several languages, including in Dutch. In Telderslezing Figes went in the way the brutal Soviet regime individualism in Russia tried to destroy. In addition, the regime was extremely successful. Long after the Soviet domination existed among many Russians - even those who were too young to have experienced the Soviet regime deliberately - fear of losing freedom. Some people lived with the packed suitcases, so they could any time off, if needed. Figes explains in his account of how this deep-seated fear arose and could persist. There was also attention to the consequences of this development for contemporary Russia where the rule of law and democracy are increasingly being dismantled and the Soviet past is condoned and even glorified.

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    Item Type: Book
    Additional Information: Telders Lecture 2009
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Soviet Russia, Stalin, communism
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2013 08:06
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2013 08:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8432

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