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Cold PeaceStalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945–1953$
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Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg V. Khlevniuk

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165814

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165814.001.0001

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Cold Peace
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Yoram Gorlizki (Contributor Webpage)

Oleg V. Khlevniuk

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165814.003.0003

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

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