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Хлевнюк, О. В (Олег Витальевич)

Works: 138 works in 412 publications in 8 languages and 12,332 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Records and correspondence  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Compiler, htt, Collector, win
Classifications: DK268.S8, 947.0842092
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Most widely held works by О. В Хлевнюк
Stalin's letters to Molotov, 1925-1936 by Joseph Stalin( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 2,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1925 and 1936, a dramatic period of transformation within the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin wrote frequently to his trusted friend and political colleague Viacheslav Molotov, Politburo member, chairman of the USSR Council of Commissars, and minister of foreign affairs. In these letters, Stalin mused on political events, argued with fellow Politburo members, and issued orders. The more than 85 letters collected in this volume constitute a unique historical record of Stalin's thinking - both personal and political - and throw valuable light on the way he controlled the government, plotted the overthrow of his enemies, and imagined the future. This formerly top secret correspondence, once housed in Soviet archives, is now published for the first time
Master of the house : Stalin and his inner circle by O. V Khlevni︠u︡k( )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on meticulous research in previously unavailable documents in the Soviet archives, this book illuminates the secret inner mechanisms of power in the Soviet Union during the years when Stalin established his notorious dictatorship. Oleg V. Khlevniuk focuses on the top organ in Soviet Russia's political hierarchy of the 1930s - the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party - and on the political and interpersonal dynamics that weakened its collective leadership and enabled Stalin's rise." "Khlevniuk's research challenges existing theories of the workings of the Politburo and uncovers many new findings regarding the nature of alliances among Politburo members, Sergei Kirov's murder, the implementation of the Great Terror, and much more. The author analyzes Stalin's mechanisms of generating and retaining power and presents a new understanding, unmatched in texture and depth, of the highest tiers of the Communist Party in a crucial era of Soviet history."--BOOK JACKET
Stalin : new biography of a dictator by O. V Khlevni︠u︡k( )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Russian and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk's estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were victims of famine directly resulting from Stalin's policies. What drove him toward such ruthlessness? This essential biography, by the author most deeply familiar with the vast archives of the Soviet era, offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin the man and dictator. Without mythologizing Stalin as either benevolent or an evil genius, Khlevniuk resolves numerous controversies about specific events in the dictator's life while assembling hundreds of previously unknown letters, memos, reports, and diaries into a comprehensive, compelling narrative of a life that left long-lasting scars on the peoples over which he ruled and altered the course of world history.--Adapted from book jacket
Cold peace : Stalin and the Soviet ruling circle, 1945-1953 by Yoram Gorlizki( )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Often dismissed as paranoid and irrational, Joseph Stalin's behavior followed a clear political logic, contend Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Khlevniuk. Stalin's consistent and overriding goal after the war was to consolidate the Soviet Union's status as a superpower and, in the face of growing decrepitude, to maintain his own hold as leader of that power. To that end, he fashioned a system of leadership that was at once patrimonial-repressive and quite modern. While maintaining informal relations based on personal loyalty at the apex of the system, in the postwar period Stalin also vested authority in committees, elevated younger specialists, and initiated key institutional innovations with lasting consequences." "Close scrutiny of Stalin's relationships with his most intimate colleagues also shows how, in the teeth of periodic persecution. Stalin's deputies cultivated informal norms and mutual understandings that provided the foundations for collective rule after his death. Based on newly released archival documents, including personal correspondence, drafts of Central Committee paperwork, new memoirs, and interviews with former functionaries and the families of Politburo members, this book will appeal to all those interested in Soviet history, political history, and the lives of dictators."--Jacket
The history of the Gulag : from collectivization to the great terror by O. V Khlevni︠u︡k( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The human cost of the Gulag, the Soviet labor camp system in which millions of people were imprisoned between 1920 and 1956, was staggering. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and others after him have written movingly about the Gulag, yet never has there been a thorough historical study of this unique and tragic episode in Soviet history. This book presents the first comprehensive, historically accurate account of the camp system. Russian historian Oleg Khlevniuk has mined the contents of extensive archives, including long-suppressed state and Communist Party documents, to uncover the secrets of the Gulag and how it became a central component of Soviet ideology and social policy."--Jacket
In Stalin's shadow : the career of "Sergo" Ordzhonikidze by O. V Khlevni︠u︡k( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the voluminous secret history of the 1930s, one episode that still puzzles researchers is the death in 1937 of one of Stalin's key allies - his fellow Georgian, G.K. Ordzhonikidze. Whether he took his own life or, like Kirov, was murdered, the case of Ordzhonikidze intersects several long-debated problems in Soviet political history. What role did Politburo members play in decision making during the Stalin era? What formed the basis of Stalin's alliances? Were there conflicts between Stalin and his comrades and, if so, how far did they go? Was there in fact opposition to Stalin? These and other questions are addressed by one of Russia's best young historians whose pioneering work in previously closed party and government archives is refining our understanding of the political history of the Stalin era
The Soviet economy and the approach of war, 1937-1939 by R. W Davies( )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book concludes The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia, an authoritative account of the Soviet Union's industrial transformation between 1929 and 1939. The volume before this one covered the 'good years' (in economic terms) of 1934 to 1936. The present volume has a darker tone: beginning from the Great Terror, it ends with the Hitler-Stalin pact and the outbreak of World War II in Europe. During that time, Soviet society was repeatedly mobilised against internal and external enemies, and the economy provided one of the main arenas for the struggle. This was expressed in waves of repression, intensive rearmament, the increased regimentation of the workforce and the widespread use of forced labour
Agents of terror : ordinary men and extraordinary violence in Stalin's secret police by Seth Bernstein( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Great Terror of 1937 38 more than a million Soviet citizens were arrested or killed for political crimes they didn t commit. What kind of people carried out this violent purge, and what motivated them? This book opens up the world of the Soviet perpetrator for the first time. Focusing on Kuntsevo, the Moscow suburb where Stalin had a dacha, Alexander Vatlin shows how Stalinism rewarded local officials for inventing enemies. Agents of Terror reveals stunning, detailed evidence from archives available for a limited time in the 1990s. Going beyond the central figures of the terror, Vatlin takes readers into the offices and interrogation rooms of secret police at the district level. Spurred at times by ambition, and at times by fear for their own lives, agents rushed to fulfill quotas for arresting enemies of the people even when it meant fabricating the evidence. Vatlin pulls back the curtain on a Kafkaesque system, forcing readers to reassess notions of historical agency and moral responsibility in Stalin-era crimes
The years of progress : the Soviet economy, 1934-1936 by R. W Davies( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines successes in the Soviet economy and the progress of Soviet industrialization against the background of the rising threat of aggression from Germany, Japan, and Italy, and the consolidation of Stalin's power. Covers expansion of the iron and steel industry, introduction of new non-ferrous and rare metals, and start of the rmaments industry, as well as agricultural recovery following the 1932-33 famine
Stalin : eine Biographie by O. V Khlevni︠u︡k( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einer der führenden Stalinismus-Experten nimmt die letzten Tage des Sowjetführers zum Ausgangspunkt einer außergewöhnlichen Biografie. Auf Grundlage bisher unbekannter Quellen aus sowjetischen Archiven eröffnet sich ein neuer Blick auf den Diktator, sein intimstes Umfeld und den eigentümlichen Charakter seiner Herrschaft
Le Cercle du Kremlin : Staline et le Bureau politique dans les années 30 : les jeux du pouvoir by O. V Khlevni︠u︡k( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une reconstitution, à travers les archives du Bureau politique du parti communiste russe, du complexe et tortueux cheminement de la prise de décisions au plus haut niveau du Parti-Etat, révélant le fonctionnement de la bureaucratie soviétique au sommet et dévoilant les mécanismes et les manoeuvres qui ont permis à Staline de devenir, à la fin des années trente, le véritable patron du pays
Gulag : ėkonomika prinuditelʹnogo truda( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Russian and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Politbüro : Mechanismen der politischen Macht in der Sowjetunion der dreißiger Jahre by O. V Khlevni︠u︡k( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1937-ĭ : Stalin, NKVD i sovetskoe obshchestvo by O. V Khlevni︠u︡k( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in Russian and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalinskoe Politbi︠u︡ro v 30-e gody : sbornik dokumentov( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin i Kaganovich : perepiska 1931-1936 gg. by Joseph Stalin( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Russian and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politbi︠u︡ro : mekhanizmy politicheskoĭ vlasti v 1930-e gody by O. V Khlevni︠u︡k( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Russian and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin i Ordzhonikidze : konflikty v Politbi︠u︡ro v 30-e gody by O. V Khlevni︠u︡k( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Russian and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pisʹma vo vlastʹ, 1928-1939 : zai︠a︡vlenii︠a︡, zhaloby, donosy, pisʹma v gosudarstvennye struktury i sovetskim vozhdi︠a︡m( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Russian and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politbi︠u︡ro T︠S︡K VKP(b) i Sovet Ministrov SSSR, 1945-1953( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Russian and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cold peace : Stalin and the Soviet ruling circle, 1945-1953
Master of the house : Stalin and his inner circleCold peace : Stalin and the Soviet ruling circle, 1945-1953The history of the Gulag : from collectivization to the great terrorIn Stalin's shadow : the career of "Sergo" Ordzhonikidze
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