• Olga Velikanova


This study is based on various government, personal, and foreign sources, but mainly on archival materials: the transcripts of the Soviet governing bodies and nationwide discussion commentaries, the internal correspondence of the leaders, the huge complex of surveillance data, and the first-person documents: diaries, interviews and letters to the newspapers and authorities. Discussed are the sources used, their limitations and validity.


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  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

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