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Political Campaigns Of The Stalin Period: Their Content, Peculiarities And Structure


  • Anna S. Kimerling

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)


The article examines the content, peculiarities and procedures of mass political campaigns that took place between 1946 and 1953 as part of Stalinist policy. The author analyzes the term 'campaign', describes the role of 'letters to the authorities' (complaints) and examines two types of political campaigns: 1) campaigns mobilizing the population for 'the construction of Socialism' and 2) repressive campaigns to eliminate enemies. Archive and newspaper materials help reconstruct the procedure of campaigns where each stage had its functions.

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  • Anna S. Kimerling, 2014. "Political Campaigns Of The Stalin Period: Their Content, Peculiarities And Structure," HSE Working papers WP BRP 42/HUM/2014, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:42hum2014

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    political campaign; letters to the authorities; Stalinist period; Soviet history; Soviet press;

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    • N34 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: 1913-

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