By Paul Gregory
The "red documents" published. interpreting the interval from the early Thirties via Stalin's dying in 1953—the peak of the Stalinist regime—this enlightening e-book finds what we now have discovered from the files, what has stunned us, and what has proven what we already knew. many of the authors have labored with those records considering that they have been opened.
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Trotsky, The Revolution Betrayed (London: New Park, 1967; first published 1937). 3. N. S. Khrushchev, The Secret Speech, ed. Zh. Medvedev and R. Medvedev (Nottingham: Spokesman Books, 1976). 4. Boris Nicolaevsky, Power and the Soviet Elite (London, 1960). 8732$$ $CH3 03-22-07 07:10:40 PS 38 E. A. Rees the post of General Secretary and replacing him with the supposedly more moderate S. M. Kirov, party chief of Leningrad. This was the reason for the murder of Kirov (at which Khrushchev hinted at the XX Party Congress in 1956) and the subsequent annihilation of most of the Central Committee elected in 1934 and a large proportion of the XVII Party Congress delegates.
97. 8732$$ $CH2 03-22-07 07:10:42 PS 30 Paul R. Gregory retreat was supported by Stalin (the archives contain Stalin’s marginal notes on Ordzhonikidze’s draft). ’’ Ignoring clear-cut Politburo instructions, local party organizations, local militia, and OGPU officials continued their harassment of managers and specialists. In February of 1931, Ordzhonikidze received a letter from a Rostov director that the regional party organization had dismissed the factory committee and had placed its managers in the factory and turned managers and specialists over to the OGPU and courts.
M. Molotov, P. P. Postyshev, I. V. Stalin) and two candidates (I. M. Moskin, N. M. Shvernik). The Orgburo consisted of eleven members and four candidates. It was led by the same team as the Secretariat. The sessions of both Orgburo and Secretariat, like those of the Politburo, were attended not only by the members of these bodies but also by members of the Politburo, the Central Committee, and the party control bodies. An attendance of some forty was normal, but in some cases as many as sixty-five are listed as being present.
Behind the Façade of Stalin’s Command Economy: Evidence from the Soviet State and Party Archives by Paul Gregory