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Stalinism and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939–40

Crisis Management, Censorship and Control

Authors: Spencer, Malcolm L. G.

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  • Examines the extent to which Stalin's Soviet regime had the institutions and agents in the late 1930s to cope with the crisis of war in Finland
  • Assesses a broad cast of characters ranging from ​Joseph Stalin and his inner circle to secret service personnel and figures from art and culture
  • Utilises an extensive range of original, archive research
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This book offers an illuminating bridge between the political and social dimensions of the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-40. The conflict represented a significant crisis for the Soviet Union, inspiring international condemnation and a significant loss of face for its supporters, both at home and abroad. The focus of this study is not upon the military dynamics of the war, but upon its ability to influence events, interpretations and interactions between agents and institutions within the Soviet Union and the wider international communist movement. Through original archival research, this book considers the ways in which the Soviet leadership reacted to the crisis, the tools at its disposal, and the effectiveness with which it managed to manipulate and control the spread of information through official and unofficial channels. It contributes to a more complete and complex picture of the inter-related nature of Soviet politics, propaganda and mass media in this period.

About the authors

Malcolm L. G. Spencer has focused his research on the impact of the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-40 on the international communist movement. He was previously awarded the ‘Evan & Peggy Anderson Essay Prize’ from the Russian & Eurasian Studies Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford in 2015.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94646-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
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valid through March 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94645-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stalinism and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939–40
Book Subtitle
Crisis Management, Censorship and Control
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94646-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94646-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94645-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 229
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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