Soviet Karelia : politics, planning and terror in Stalin's Russia, 1920-1939 (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Soviet Karelia : politics, planning and terror in Stalin's Russia, 1920-1939
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Soviet Karelia : politics, planning and terror in Stalin's Russia, 1920-1939

Author: Nick Baron
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2007.
Series: BASEES/Routledge series on Russian and East European studies, 43.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1920, Lenin authorised a plan to transform Karelia, a Russian territory adjacent to Finland, into a showcase Soviet autonomous region, to show what could be achieved by socialist nationalities policy and economic planning, and to encourage other countries to follow this example. However, Stalin's accession to power brought a change of policy towards the periphery - the encouragement of local autonomy which had  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Baron
ISBN: 9780415312165 0415312167 9780203480441 0203480449
OCLC Number: 156902227
Description: xix, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A dark, backward and oppressed periphery: histories of Karelian space --
A Scandinavian revolutionary centre: borders, boundaries and spatial ambitions, 1920-8 --
The limits of autonomy: finance, planning and population, 1930-8 --
A question of survival: centralisation and control of regional space, 1938-32 --
The Urals-Kuznetsk combine on a smaller scale: visions and realities of peripheral development, 1933-7 --
The republican NKVD has slaugtered all our cadres: terror on the periphery, 1935-9.
Series Title: BASEES/Routledge series on Russian and East European studies, 43.
Responsibility: Nick Baron.
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This work traces the evolution of Soviet Karelia in the early Soviet period, discussing amongst other things how relationships between the local communist leadership and Moscow changed over time, and  Read more...

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'Baron is majestic in detailing the tortuous paths to this Stalinist outcome...It deserves to be widely read' - Revolutionary Russia '...a major contribution to the burgeoning scholarly literature on Read more...

 
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