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The Soviet Union : internal and external perspectives on Soviet society

Author: Vladimir Shlapentokh; Eric Shiraev; Eero Carroll
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The title analyzes Soviet society as a 'hard reality', emphasizes the varying perceptions of it in the Soviet Union and the US, and insists that, while glorifications of the Soviet reality have been useful, the most accurate descriptions of this reality were critical.
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Shlapentokh, Vladimir.
Soviet Union.
New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)681712657
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vladimir Shlapentokh; Eric Shiraev; Eero Carroll
ISBN: 9780230607774 0230607772
OCLC Number: 226984706
Description: xvi, 182 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Thinkers from overseas: how western experts described the Soviet Union over its 74-year history --
Homegrown Russian elites and Soviet realities --
The Soviet Union in the mirror of American public opinion from the 1930s to 1990 --
Ordinary citizens' perceptions of the Soviet system from within.
Responsibility: Vladimir Shlapentokh, Eric Shiraev and Eero Carroll.
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