The Lesser Terror: Soviet State Security, 1939-1953

Synopsis

This is the first major study based on Soviet documents and revelations of the Soviet state security during the period 1939-1953--a period about which relatively little is known. The book documents the role of Stalin and the major players in massive crimes carried out during this period against the Soviet people. It also provides the first detailed biography of V. S. Abakumov, Minister of State Security, 1946-1951.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996