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Late Stalinism: The Aesthetics of Politics

Evgeny Dobrenko


This nuanced historical analysis of late Stalinism organized chronologically around the main events of the period—beginning with Victory in May 1945 and concluding with the death of Stalin in March 1953—analyzes key cultural texts to trace the emergence of an imperial Soviet consciousness that, the book argues, still defines the political and cultural profile of modern Russia. The book provides a cultural and intellectual history of the era in which the shaping of the Soviet nation was completed. It talks about the era when mental and cultural dominants that determined the character of Russia ... More

Keywords: late Stalinism, imperial Soviet consciousness, modern Russia, Russia, Stalinism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300198478
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300198478.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Evgeny Dobrenko, author
University of Sheffield