Chapter

A Return to Order

Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg V. Khlevniuk

in Cold Peace

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165814
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788811 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165814.003.0003
 A Return to Order

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This chapter describes Stalin's relationships with members of the ruling group during the period of reconstruction after World War II. What emerges is a picture of Stalin's relentless severity applied in equal measure to all members of the group, be they old Bolsheviks such as Molotov, second-generation functionaries such as Malenkov, or new recruits such as the younger Zhdanov. Despite the sharpness of some of these attacks, this period is characterized ironically by a sense of equilibrium within the leadership.

Keywords: Stalin; leadership; ruling group; reconstruction; Molotiv; Malenkov; Zhdanov

Chapter.  13000 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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