Cuba had a similar experience in 1980 when the ruling Communist Party conducted its own version of de-Stalinization
without jettisoning Fidel Castro, the man most responsible for the tragic mistakes of the regime.
Europeanized Leninism versus Asianized Leninism: the sino-soviet conflict and its overwhelming effect on the touchstone of Revolutionary Leninism examine the process of de-Stalinization
and the major changes in the world geopolitics after Stalin's death.
28) This striking figure of the show trials recurs in Althusser's account of the polemical exchanges between himself and PCF over the direction that de-Stalinization
The editorial writer, Harry Schwartz, broke the news about Fast's departure from the CPUSA, mentioning Nikita Khruschev's de-Stalinization
speech at the 20th Congress and the Folks-Shtime article as the main reasons for his ideological metamorphosis.
Specialists striving to understand why China has yet to emulate Soviet development of manifold, relatively sophisticated indigenous weapons systems will notice (1) Moscow's significant human and natural resources, which it harnessed--particularly following World War II--in the development of a massive scientific, technical, and industrial infrastructure; (2) the postwar emergence of a generation of technocrats with formidable prestige and power to administer this prioritized establishment; and (3) following Khrushchev's courageous de-Stalinization
efforts, the relative protection of the best Soviet minds from repression and turmoil--provided that they did not, like foremost nuclear physicist and later Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Andrei Sakharov, seek political change.
examines the lived experiences of de-Stalinization
amongst the artists, writers, and intellectuals of the Arbat neighborhood of central Moscow, long a cultural center of Russian life.
theme set by the Twentieth Communist Party Congress of the Soviet Union in February 1956 made a major impact on Soviet thinking.
In February 1956, at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev denounced the Stalin "cult of personality" in his famous "Secret Speech," thereby providing official sanction for the de-Stalinization
of Soviet society.
Khrushchev's continued de-Stalinization
policy resulted in Molotov's expulsion from the Communist Party in 1962.
In 1961, after Khrushchev's de-Stalinization
initiatives, the name of Stalingrad was changed again, this time to Volgograd.
LYUBOMIR LEVCHEV is a leading figure from the so-called "April" generation of Bulgarian poets, which took the scene after the de-Stalinization
of society in 1956.
Instead, he blames attempts--first initiated by Khrushchev's de-Stalinization
effort and culminating in Gorbachev's policies of perestroika, glasnost, and democratization--to reform a system that was inherently incapable of reform.
Glasnost, unlike de-Stalinization
, went further by allowing "ordinary people to learn about virtually everything that was wrong with the system and at the same time to realize that their dissatisfactions were widely shared," which made it less necessary to lead the double life, both among the leaders and the led.
Merker was released from imprisonment and partially rehabilitated in July 1956 as a result of Khrushchev's de-Stalinization
In the West, visitors can inspect World War II concentration camps; in the East the de-Stalinization
process under Kruschev saw to it that the Gulag sites were bulldozed.