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By Sheila Fitzpatrick,Lynne Viola

The Stalin period has been much less obtainable to researchers than both the previous decade or the postwar period. the fundamental challenge is that in the Stalin years censorship constrained the gathering and dissemination of knowledge (and brought bias and distortion into the facts that have been published), whereas within the post-Stalin years entry to data and libraries remained tightly managed. therefore it isn't excellent that one of many major manifestations of glasnost has been the hassle to open up documents of the Nineteen Thirties. during this quantity Western and Soviet experts aspect the untapped strength of resources in this interval of Soviet social historical past and in addition the hidden traps that abound. the complete diversity of assets is roofed, from memoirs to reliable files, from urban directories to automatic info bases.

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