Cleanings of state institutions in 1929-1932 as the Soviet method of struggle against bureaucratism

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The article is about consecutive cleanings of the state institutions, known as «general cleaning». General cleanings were campaigns always organised «from above». Cleanings were not the casual phenomenon but were a logic consequence of a current political and social situation in the country.
The author focuses attention to the decision of following questions: what was the reason of campaign expansions, what methods used at general cleanings, what yielded results and how much was its significance for Soviest history.

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E L Kiseleva

Russian State Archive

Russian State Archive


Copyright (c) 2009 Киселева Е.Л.

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