The Communist Holocaust in Eastern Europe
The Communist Genocide of Eastern Europe Every day we have our senses assaulted by the Media's Lie Machines, favorite fable of the fictional Holocaust of six million poor Jews by the Germans. Despite ...
Population transfer in the Soviet Union
Population transfer in the Soviet Union may be classified into the following broad categories: deportations of "anti-Soviet" categories of population, often classified as "enemies of workers," deporta...
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Elections in the Soviet Union
The electoral system of the Soviet Union was based upon Chapter XI of the Constitution of the Soviet Union and by the Electoral Laws enacted in conformity with it. The Constitution and laws applied to...
Perestroika
Perestroika (Russian: перестро́йка; [pʲɪrʲɪˈstrojkə]) was a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s (1986), widely associated with Soviet...
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Political repression in the Soviet Union
Throughout the history of the Soviet Union tens of millions of people became victims of political repression, which was an instrument of the state since the October Revolution. Culminating during the ...
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Soviet Union referendum, 1991
A referendum on the future of the Soviet Union was held on 17 March 1991. The question put to voters wasIn Kazakhstan the wording of the referendum was changed by substituting "equal sovereign states"...
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Georges Florovsky
Georges Vasilievich Florovsky (Russian: Гео́ргий Васи́льевич Флоро́вский) (September 9 [O.S. August 28], 1893 – August 11, 1979) was an Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, historian and ecumenist. ...
Democratisation in the Soviet Union
Demokratizatsiya (Russian: Демократизация, "democratization") was a slogan introduced by General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in January 1987 calling for the infusion of "democratic" elements into ...
NKVD
The People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (Народный комиссариат внутренних дел, Narodnyy Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del), abbreviated NKVD (НКВД  listen ) was a law enforcement agency of ...
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Workers' Opposition
The Workers' Opposition (Russian: Рабочая оппозиция) was a faction of the Russian Communist Party that emerged in 1920 as a response to the perceived over-bureaucratisation that was occurring in S...
Lishenets
A lishenets (Russian: лишенец), from Russian word лишение, "deprivation", properly translated in this context as a disenfranchised, was a person stripped of the right of voting in the Soviet Union of ...
Mezhraiontsy
The Mezhraiontsy ( межрайонцы), usually translated as the "Interdistrictites," were members of a small independent faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP), which existed between 1...
Against Their Will
Against Their Will... The History and Geography of Forced Migrations in the USSR is a historical research book by Pavel Polyan, published by the Memorial society. It is the first comprehensive study o...
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A Word to the People
"A Word to the People" (Russian: «Слово к народу») was an open letter signed by a number of Soviet politicians, literati and other figures. The declaration was published in Sovetskaya Rossiya (a news...
Sovietization
Sovietization is the adoption of a political system based on the model of soviets (workers' councils) or the adoption of a way of life and mentality modelled after the Soviet Union. A notable wave of ...
Propiska in the Soviet Union
Propiska (Russian: пропи́ска) was both a residency permit and a migration recording tool in the Russian Empire before 1917 and from the 1930s in the Soviet Union. Literally it means an inscription...
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Elections to the People's Assemblies of Western Ukraine and Western Belarus
Elections to the People's Assemblies of Western Ukraine and Western Belarus, which took place on October 22, 1939, were an attempt to legitimize the annexation of the Second Polish Republic by the Sov...
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Collectivization in the Soviet Union
Collectivization in the Soviet Union was enforced under Stalin between 1928 and 1940. The goal of this policy was to consolidate individual land and labour into collective farms: mainly kolkhozy and s...
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Propiska quota
Propiska quota (Russian: лимит прописки, limit propiski) was a notion associated with propiska, the system of residential permits and registration in major cities of the Soviet Union. The persons ...
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Anti-Party Group
The Anti-Party Group (Russian: Антипартийная группа, Antipartiynaya gruppa) was a group within the leadership of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union that unsuccessfully attempted to depose Ni...
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
The Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Russian: Коммунистическая партия Советского Союза, КПСС), abbreviated in English as CPSU, was the founding and ruling political party of the Union of Sovie...
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History of Chechens in the Russian Empire
Chechnya was first incorporated as a whole into the Russian Empire in 1859, after decades-long Caucasian War. Tsarist rule was marked by a transition into modern times including the formation (or re-f...
Latinisation (USSR)
In the USSR, latinisation (Russian: латиниза́ция — latinizatsiya) was the name of the campaign during the 1920s-1930s which aimed to replace traditional writing systems for numerous languages wit...
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Labor army
The notion of the Labor army (трудовая армия, трудармия) was introduced in Soviet Russia during 1920. Initially the term was applied to regiments of Red Army transferred from military activity to labo...
Russian rock
Rock and roll became known in the Soviet Union in the 1960s and quickly broke free from its western roots. According to many music critics, its "golden age" years were the 1980s (especially the era of...
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Refusenik
Refusenik (Russian: отказник, otkaznik, from "отказ", otkaz "refusal") was an unofficial term for individuals, typically but not exclusively Soviet Jews, who were denied permission to emigrate ab...
Intermovement
The Intermovement (International Movement of Workers in the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic) (Estonian: Interliikumine, Russian: Интердвижение, translit. Interdvizhenie) was a politica...