Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies: Freedom and Terror in the Donbas: A Ukrainian-Russian Borderland, 1870s-1990s Series Number 104 (Hardback)
  • Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies: Freedom and Terror in the Donbas: A Ukrainian-Russian Borderland, 1870s-1990s Series Number 104 (Hardback)
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Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies: Freedom and Terror in the Donbas: A Ukrainian-Russian Borderland, 1870s-1990s Series Number 104 (Hardback)

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Hardback 378 Pages / Published: 28/08/1998
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This book discusses both the freedom of the Ukrainian-Russian borderland of the Donbas and the terror it has suffered because of that freedom. In a detailed panorama the book presents the tumultuous history of this steppe frontier land from its foundation as a modern coal and steel industrial centre to the post-Soviet present. Wild and unmanageable, this haven for fugitives posed a constant political challenge to Moscow and Kiev. In the light of new information gained from years of work in previously closed Soviet archives (including the former KGB archives in the Donbas), the book presents, from a regional perspective, new interpretations of critical events in modern Ukrainian and Russian history: the Russian Revolution, the famine of 1932-3, the Great Terror, World War II, collaboration, the Holocaust, and de-Stalinization.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521622387
Number of pages: 378
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Kuromiya's latest work is a masterful case study of the Donbas region through revolution, civil war, the New Economic Policy, and Stalinist construction. It is based not only on a synthesis of every conceivable secondary source, but also on a detailed consideration of archives in Moscow, Kiev, and the Donbas itself. At the level of a regional study, Kuromiya's work is path-breaking.' Economic History Review
"Kuromiya...has written a valuable history of Stalin's terror in the Donbas region between Ukraine and Russia. Recommended for research scholars." Choice
"In summary, this volume contains much that is original and thought provoking...It will be read with great profit by graduate students and scholars" Slavic Review
"...a valuable work, whose implications and significance extend beyond the Donbas itself." Kenneth Slepyan, H-Net Reviews
"...this book provides a powerful explanation of the societal, political and cultural mechanisms of this defining aspect of twentieth-century Russia and Ukraine. Furthermore, it shed light on the reasons that the discredited Communist system was not replaced by a pluralistic and tolerant political culture. This grim reality of present-day Donbas is also the pat conclusion of this fascinating book." The Russian Review
"...a major accomplishment...this is an excellent book and a must for any serious student of Soviet, Ukrainian, or Russian history." Harvard Ukranian Studies

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