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A little corner of freedom : Russian nature protection from Stalin to Gorbachev

Author: Douglas R Weiner
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of environmental activism under Stalin and beyond, and the movement of scientific societies, raises fundamental questions about the Soviet political system and known Soviet practices.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas R Weiner
ISBN: 0520232135 9780520232136
OCLC Number: 48417270
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: 570 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Environmental Activism and Social Identity 2. Archipelago of Freedom 3. The Road to "Liquidation">: Conservation in the Postwar Years 4. Zapovedniki in Peril, 1948-1950 5. Liquidation: The Second Phase, 1950 6. The Deluge, 1951 7. In the Throes of Crisis: VOOP in Stalin's Last Years 8. Death and Purgatory 9. VOOP after Stalin: Survival and Decay 10. Resurrection 11. A Time to Build 12. A Time to Meet 13. More Trouble in Paradise: Crises of Zapovedniki in teh Krushchev Era 14. Student Movements: Catalysts for New Activism 15. Three Men in a Boat: VOOP in the early 1960s 16. Storm over Baikal 17. Science Doesn't Stand Still 18. Environmental Struggles in the Era of Stagnation 19. Enviromental Activism under Gorbachev
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