Stalinist Generation, ‘Leninist Norms’, 1956–1966

Evan Mawdsley and Stephen White

in The Soviet Elite from Lenin to Gorbachev

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780198297383
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599842 | DOI:
Stalinist Generation, ‘Leninist Norms’, 1956–1966

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Although there was turmoil in this period with the rise and fall of N. S. Khrushchev, there was stability in the role and make up of the Central Committee elite. The events of 1957 and the ‘anti‐party group’ strengthened the power of the CC elite as a collective. That the membership was similar to that of the late Stalin years is shown by the careers of N. I. Zhurin, V. N. Novikov, and N. G. Egorychev, representative of regional agricultural leaders, technocrats, and the party bureaucracy, respectively. The CC elite saw itself as more of a coherent and privileged group during this period

Keywords: agriculture; anti‐party group; bureaucracy; N. G. Egorychev; elite; jobs; N. S. Khrushchev; V. N. Novikov; technocrats; N. I. Zhurin

Chapter.  14956 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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