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By Sheila Fitzpatrick,Lynne Viola

The Stalin period has been much less available to researchers than both the previous decade or the postwar period. the fundamental challenge is that in the Stalin years censorship limited the gathering and dissemination of knowledge (and brought bias and distortion into the facts that have been published), whereas within the post-Stalin years entry to files and libraries remained tightly managed. hence it's not mind-blowing that one of many major manifestations of glasnost has been the hassle to open up documents of the Thirties. during this quantity Western and Soviet experts element the untapped power of resources in this interval of Soviet social historical past and likewise the hidden traps that abound. the total variety of resources is roofed, from memoirs to legit records, from urban directories to automated information bases.

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