Purges of the soviet state apparatus as factor of everyday life in the 1920-1930s

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This article, based on broad range of new historical sources, focuses on so called «purges» of the Soviet state apparatus, and their impact on everyday life of the Soviet citizens in the 1920-1930s. Author demonstrates contradictory nature and variety of factors on which special «purge commissions» made their decisions, including social origin of the people, their professional and personal characteristics, and others.

T M Smirnova

Institute of Russian History of Russian Academy of Sciences

Institute of Russian History of Russian Academy of Sciences

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