One Step Backwards, Two Steps Forward

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This study of Soviet politics and society under the New Economic Policy is the first to relate local problems directly to changing central ideological views during the crucial early years of the Soviet state. Pethybridge makes an extensive examination of five Russian and minority localities in 1922 near the outset of the NEP, and again at its height in 1926. His analysis indicates that under the early NEP there were two capitals--Moscow for politics and Petrograd for culture. Examining their roles in the workings of the ...

One Step Backwards, Two Steps Forward 1990, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198219279

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