skip to content
It was a long time ago, and it never happened anyway : Russia and the communist past Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

It was a long time ago, and it never happened anyway : Russia and the communist past

Author: David Satter
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Russia today is haunted by deeds that have not been examined and words that have been left unsaid. A serious attempt to understand the meaning of the Communist experience has not been undertaken, and millions of victims of Soviet Communism are all but forgotten. In this book the author, a former Moscow correspondent and longtime writer on Russia and the Soviet Union, presents a striking new interpretation of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Satter
ISBN: 9780300111453 0300111452 9780300192377 0300192371
OCLC Number: 150336399
Description: xii, 383 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The statue of Dzerzhinsky --
Efforts to remember --
Butovo and Kommunarka --
St. Petersburg --
The appeal of communism --
The responsibility of the state --
The trial of the communist party --
Moral choice under totalitarianism --
The roots of the communist idea --
Symbols of the past --
History --
The shadow of Katyn --
Vorkuta --
The odyssey of Andrei Poleshchuk.
Responsibility: David Satter.

Abstract:

Russia today is haunted by deeds that have not been examined and words that have been left unsaid. This book presents a striking interpretation of Russia's historical tragedy, locating its source in  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"'A book full of vivid and well-chosen anecdotes.' (Financial Times) 'This book, its title deliberately inviting a loud shout of 'No!' is more vehement than his previous studies of post-Soviet Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/150336399>
library:oclcnum"150336399"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/150336399>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/270305936>
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"Soviet Union. Narodnyĭ komissariat vnutrennikh del"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"2012"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2012"
schema:description"The statue of Dzerzhinsky -- Efforts to remember -- Butovo and Kommunarka -- St. Petersburg -- The appeal of communism -- The responsibility of the state -- The trial of the communist party -- Moral choice under totalitarianism -- The roots of the communist idea -- Symbols of the past -- History -- The shadow of Katyn -- Vorkuta -- The odyssey of Andrei Poleshchuk."@en
schema:description"Russia today is haunted by deeds that have not been examined and words that have been left unsaid. A serious attempt to understand the meaning of the Communist experience has not been undertaken, and millions of victims of Soviet Communism are all but forgotten. In this book the author, a former Moscow correspondent and longtime writer on Russia and the Soviet Union, presents a striking new interpretation of Russia's great historical tragedy, locating its source in Russia's failure fully to appreciate the value of the individual in comparison with the objectives of the state. He explores the moral and spiritual crisis of Russian society. He shows how it is possible for a government to deny the inherent value of its citizens and for the population to agree, and why so many Russians actually mourn the passing of the Soviet regime that denied them fundamental rights. Through a wide-ranging consideration of attitudes toward the living and the dead, the past and the present, the state and the individual, the author arrives at a distinctive and important new way of understanding the Russian experience."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/103926786>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"It was a long time ago, and it never happened anyway : Russia and the communist past"@en
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.