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Khrushchev's Cold Summer: Gulag Returnees, Crime, and the Fate of Reform After Stalin

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Between Stalin's death in 1953 and 1960, the government of the Soviet Union released hundreds of thousands of prisoners from the Gulag as part of a wide-ranging effort to reverse the worst excesses and abuses of the previous two decades and revive the spirit of the revolution. This exodus included not only victims of past purges but also those sentenced for criminal offens

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Paperback, 264 pages
Published September 16th 2011 by Cornell University Press (first published April 2009)
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