Science and Stalinism: The Example of Physics

  • R. W. Davies
Part of the Studies in Russian and East European History and Society book series (SREEHS)


In seeking to explain the successful development of Soviet physics, the historian of science A. V. Andreev rejects the ‘widespread notion that a definite period of Soviet history (roughly from 1917 to the end of the 1950s) is primarily characterised by the total politicisation of all sides of social life, including the natural sciences’.


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    D. Holloway, Stalin and the Bomb: the Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939–1956 (New Haven, 1994). Holloway discusses his sources in Cold War Bulletin, no. 4 (1994), pp. 1–9.Google Scholar

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© R. W. Davies 1997

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  • R. W. Davies
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  1. 1.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK

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