The Stalin-Kaganovich Correspondence, 1931-36 EPUB
Edited by Davies R. W. Davies, Khlevniuk Oleg V. Khlevniuk, Rees E. A. Rees, Kosheleva Liudmila P. Kosheleva, Rogovaya Larisa A. Rogovaya
Part of the Annals of Communism Series series
The unique and revealing collection of lettersall previously classified top secretprovides a dramatic account of the mainsprings of Soviet policy while Stalin was consolidating his position as personal dictator. The correspondence records his positions on major internal and foreign affairs decisions and reveals his opinions about fellow members of the Politburo and other senior figures. Written during the years of agricultural collectivization, forced industrialization, famine, repression, and Soviet rearmament in the face of threats from Germany and Japan, these letters constitute an unsurpassed historical resource for all students of the Stalin regime and Soviet history.