Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945-1953

By Yoram Gorlizki; Oleg Khlevniuk | Go to book overview

GLOSSARY

Agitprop Agitation and propaganda administration of the Central Committee aktiv Party enthusiasts who take on special responsibilities

Bureau of Sovmin The chief executive committee of the government after 1946. The term lowercased refers to the subordinate sectoral bureaus that supervised different branches of the economy

Buro of the Presidium of the Central Committee Supreme executive organ of the All-Union Communist Party from October 1952 to March 1953

Central Committee Supreme decision-making body of the All-Union Communist Party between congresses. Rarely convened in this period

Chekists Officials from the security police Cominform Informational Bureau of Communist Parties, Moscow-dominated organization of European communist parties founded in September 1947

Council of Foreign Ministers Postwar body designed to draft the outlines of peace treaties with Germany and its former satellites, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Rumania (CFM) dacha Russian country house

EAK Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, one of five antifascist committees set up in March 1942 to help win support from the West. Dissolved in November 1948

GKO State Defense Committee, wartime cabinet formed in June 1941 and dissolved in September 1945

Gosplan State planning commission (committee from 1948)

Gossnab State committee for material and technical supplies

Gostekhnika State committee for the introduction of new technologies

GULAG Main administration of the camps at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, often used as a shorthand for the camp system

Kolkhoz Collective farm

Komsomol All-Union Leninist Youth League (VLKSM): Communist party youth wing

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  • Title Page *
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Contents *
  • Cold Peace *
  • Introduction 3
  • Part I - Reconstruction 15
  • 1 - A Return to Order 17
  • 2 - State Building Stalin Stale 45
  • Part II - Stalin's Shift 67
  • 3 - The Politburo's Last Purge 69
  • 4 - Peaceful Coexistence: Collective Leadership and Stalinist Control 97
  • Part III - Stalin's Legacy 121
  • 5 - Awakening to Crisis 123
  • 6 - Stalin's Last Struggle 143
  • Conclusion 165
  • Notes 173
  • Glossary 225
  • Bibliography 227
  • Index 239
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