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Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945–1953

In spring 2004, Chris Ward argued in Rethinking History that writing on late Stalinism ‘focuses almost exclusively on “high politics”’.(1) Despite the publication of a handful of works that explore the social and cultural history of post-war era – in particular monographs by Amir Weiner, Donald Filtzer and Elena Zubkova – this has remained trueContinue reading “Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945–1953”