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Cold PeaceStalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945–1953$
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Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg V. Khlevniuk

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165814

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165814.001.0001

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State Building Stalin-Style

State Building Stalin-Style

Chapter:
(p.45) 2 State Building Stalin-Style
Source:
Cold Peace
Author(s):

Yoram Gorlizki (Contributor Webpage)

Oleg V. Khlevniuk

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165814.003.0004

This chapter looks at the political structures and decision-making procedures under which the postwar leadership operated. Through an examination of the Politburo and the Council of Ministers, the chapter describes the peculiar blend of personal rule and modern, regular, committee-based government that Stalin achieved in this period.

Keywords:   Stalin, political structure, government, postwar leadership, Politburo, Council of Ministers

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