Stalin pp 112-132 | Cite as


  • Robert H. McNeal
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The years of struggle with the Trotsky-Zinoviev opposition, despite the stresses of the conflict, were a period of relative tranquility in Stalin’s personal life. He had been impoverished for his first forty-odd years. At the end of the civil war his run-down physical condition required an extended rest-cure, which, along with a more settled life, seems to have done him a lot of good. Up until this time photographs show him as wiry, even undernourished, but by 1922 he had put on a becoming amount of weight and looked healthier, better suited for the handsome public relations photographs of his political campaign.


Central Committee Class Struggle Collective Farm Authentic Revival Lower Volga Region 
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  • Robert H. McNeal
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  1. 1.University of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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