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Popular Perceptions of Soviet Politics in the 1920s

Disenchantment of the Dreamers

Authors: Velikanova, O.

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This is the first study of popular opinions in Soviet society in the 1920s. These voices which made the Russian revolution characterize reactions to mobilization politics: patriotic militarizing campaigns, the tenth anniversary of the revolution and state attempts to unite the nation around a new Soviet identity.

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OLGA VELIKANOVA obtained her PhD from Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia. Having developed her career in Russia, Europe, Canada and the USA, she is now an expert in Soviet popular opinion studies and has published four books and numerous articles in this area after twenty years study in Russian archives.

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“Velikanova has built her arguments using a commendable variety of sources in English and Russian, including correspondences, diaries, letters to newspapers, etc.; official Party, army, Komsomol, and trade union records, as well as accounts by foreign diplomats. She is judicious in her interpretations and takes care to show that all of her conclusions are based on this board and varied evidence that, taken together, tells a consonant, if complex and nuanced, story. Her book makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of popular opinion in the Soviet Union of the 1920s and why Soviet politics turned fatally toward the Stalinist solution at the end of the decade.” (Anita Shelton, Eastern Illinois University writing for The Historian)

“Velikanova deserves praise for focusing our attention on the important role that fear of war played in shaping mentalities both popular and among the leadership in the 1920s, and, especially, on 1927 as a critical year in the shaping of Stalinist rule. Moreover, by amplifying the voices 'from below', she has helped enrich our understanding of the first decade of Soviet power and shown that the occupants of the Kremlin may have worried as much about their own citizens as they did about enemies abroad.” (Clayton Black, Washington College, MD, USA)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Popular Perceptions of Soviet Politics in the 1920s
Book Subtitle
Disenchantment of the Dreamers
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03075-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137030757
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-03074-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44059-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 251
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