By Jeremy Smith,Melanie Ilic

This booklet offers a brand new photograph of the politics, economics and means of govt within the Soviet Union less than the management of Nikita Khrushchev. established largely on unique study in lately declassified archive collections, the ebook examines the entire complexity of presidency, together with formal and casual political relationships; fiscal reforms and nationality kin within the nationwide republics of the USSR; the therapy of political dissent; fiscal development via technological innovation; relatives with the japanese bloc; corruption and deceit within the economic system; and the reform of the railways and development sectors.

The book re-evaluates the Khrushchev period as one that represented an important departure from the Stalin years, introducing a couple of coverage alterations that simply got here to fruition later, while nonetheless being affected by a few of the obstacles imposed by means of the Stalinist method. in contrast to many different experiences which reflect on the topic from the viewpoint of the chilly warfare and superpower kinfolk, this e-book offers an summary of the inner improvement of the Soviet Union during this interval, finding it within the broader context of Soviet historical past.

This is the better half quantity to the Jeremy Smith and Melanie Ilic’s previous edited assortment, Soviet kingdom and Society below Nikita Khrushchev (Routledge, 2009).

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