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Behind the Iron Curtain : Soviet Estonia in the era of the Cold War

Author: Tõnu Tannberg
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main ; Bern ; Bruxelles ; New York : Peter Lang Edition, [2015]
Series: Tartu historical studies, v. 5.
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"During the Cold War, Estonia lay behind the Iron Curtain. Even in the grip of Soviet rule, the country underwent many important developments. This volume brings together fourteen papers on the political, economic, and cultural history of Estonia during the Cold War. Their topics range from international relations and the border regime to tourism and the media. The papers are based on extensive archival research and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tõnu Tannberg
ISBN: 9783631668498 363166849X
OCLC Number: 921310776
Description: 429 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Tõnu Tannberg --
The first diplomats of Soviet Estonia on the eve of the Cold War : the creation of the Estonian SSR People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs in 1944 / Tõnu Tannberg --
National self-determination, modernization, and the Estonian-Soviet propaganda contest in the early Cold War era / Kaarel Piirimäe --
The ESSR Council of Ministers : an ethnicity-based organ of power for the Union Republic's international administration? / Olev Liivik --
The "Estonian Affair" in the context of late-Stalinist party purges / Meelis Saueauk --
The economic impact of the early Cold War on the Estonian SSR / Olaf Mertelsmann --
Cold War show trials in Estonia : justice and propaganda in the balance / Meelis Maripuu --
Images of the enemy and the hero in Stalinist Estonian-language textbooks / Karin Veski and Anu Raudsepp --
KGB and Stasi traces in historiography : a case study of the literature on the Estonian pre-war military intelligence service / Ivo Juurvee --
The press in Soviet Estonia : a tool of a closed society / Tiiu Kreegipuu --
Cold War-era Germany and Eastern Europe in the reports by Karl Selter, Ludvig Jakobsen, and Elmar Reisenberg to the Estonian Consulate General in New York / Vahur Made --
Finnish foreign tourism in the Estonian SSR during the Cold War, 1955-1980 / Oliver Pagel --
The Communist Party's fight against "bourgeois television," 1968-1988 / Marek Miil --
(Anti)-religious aspects of the Cold War : Soviet religious policy as applied in the Estonian SSR / Atko Remmel --
Regulation and control of the border regime in the Estonian SSR / Indrek Paavle.
Series Title: Tartu historical studies, v. 5.
Responsibility: Tõnu Tannberg (ed.).

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During the Cold War, Estonia lay behind the Iron Curtain. Even in the grip of Soviet rule the country underwent many important developments took place. This volume brings together fourteen papers on  Read more...

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