© 2002

Dissent in the Years of Khrushchev

Nine Stories about Disobedient Russians

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Erik Kulavig
    Pages 1-15
  3. Erik Kulavig
    Pages 16-34
  4. Erik Kulavig
    Pages 35-40
  5. Erik Kulavig
    Pages 41-51
  6. Erik Kulavig
    Pages 52-73
  7. Erik Kulavig
    Pages 74-83
  8. Erik Kulavig
    Pages 84-98
  9. Erik Kulavig
    Pages 99-105
  10. Erik Kulavig
    Pages 106-122
  11. Erik Kulavig
    Pages 123-154
  12. Erik Kulavig
    Pages 155-159
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 160-178

About this book


The book is an analysis of the dilemmas confronting the communist party after Stalin's death in 1953. It focuses on how ordinary citizens received and reacted to the policy of the party and the state. It is also the history of people who, driven by disillusion, despair and anger, either withdrew from the public sphere and thus demonstrated passive resistance to the regime or, on the contrary, chose to demonstrate actively in prisoners' rebellions and workers' unrest.


communism history Russia

About the authors

ERIK KULAVIG is Head of the Department of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. He is co-editor of Mechanisms of Power in the Soviet Union, Soviet Civilization between Past and Present, and author of Russian Nationalism, 1986-92 and Propaganda and Everyday Life in Russia, 1924-36.

Bibliographic information


'The cases are well chosen and the evidence cogent...Recommended.' - A. Ezergailis, Choice