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Building communism: the Young Communist League during the Soviet thaw period, 1953-1964

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The present study focuses on the activity of the Young Communist League (Komsomol) to promote the communist project during the so-called Thaw period in the Soviet Union (1953-1964). The term ‘communist project’ describes the complex temporal triangle in which the relevance of the present was rooted in its relationship to the heroic past and the bright future. Young people were supposed to emulate the heroism of previous generations while fighting remnants of the undesired past. This was pr...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
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Katharina Barbara Uhl
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:485213b3-415d-4bc1-a896-ea53983c75f8
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ora:8109

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