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Myth, Memory, TraumaRethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953-70$
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Polly Jones

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300185126

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300185126.001.0001

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Forgetting within Limits

Forgetting within Limits

Censorship and Preservation of the Stalin Cult

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(p.97) Chapter Three Forgetting within Limits
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Myth, Memory, Trauma
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Polly Jones

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300185126.003.0004

This chapter argues that during the 1950s, Stalin's image continued to be manipulated, and even after the 22nd Congress, both in order to regulate de-Stalinization's unintended consequences and in order to instrumentalize the Stalin question to pursue domestic and foreign policy objectives, the latter dominated in the early 1960s by the worsening Sino-Soviet split and the abrupt rises and falls in Cold War tensions. The chapter explores the effects on commemoration of Stalin of the shift from anti-revisionism to ideological relaunch during the end of the Khrushchev era.

Keywords:   Stalin, image, de-Stalinization, Sino-Soviet split, Cold War, anti-revisionism, Khrushchev

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