A Researcher's Guide to Sources on Soviet Social History in by Sheila Fitzpatrick,Lynne Viola

By Sheila Fitzpatrick,Lynne Viola

The Stalin period has been much less available to researchers than both the previous decade or the postwar period. the elemental challenge is that in the Stalin years censorship limited the gathering and dissemination of data (and brought bias and distortion into the information that have been published), whereas within the post-Stalin years entry to information and libraries remained tightly managed. hence it isn't brilliant that one of many major manifestations of glasnost has been the hassle to open up documents of the Nineteen Thirties. during this quantity Western and Soviet experts element the untapped power of resources in this interval of Soviet social heritage and in addition the hidden traps that abound. the complete variety of resources is roofed, from memoirs to legitimate files, from urban directories to automatic information bases.

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