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Peaceful Coexistence: Collective Leadership and Stalinist Control

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/9780195165814.003.0006
 Peaceful Coexistence: Collective Leadership and Stalinist Control

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This chapter describes how, in the wake of the Leningrad Affair, Stalin kept up pressures on individual members of the group by engaging in periodic attacks. It also describes the further rationalization of the Council of Ministers with the establishment of a new military-industrial bureau. It describes the emergence of the rough outlines of “collective leadership” within the council's Presidium Bureau.

Keywords: Stalin; Council of Ministers; collective leadership; USSR; military

Chapter.  11018 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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