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Course of Our Times, The; Stalin And Postwar Russia


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Series
Course of Our Times, The
Program
Stalin And Postwar Russia
Program Number

32

Series Description

Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

Program Description

“Stalin’s Post War Russia is a study in surrealist contrasts. It is a world of immense suffering, mainly the result of a war that took tens of millions of lives and wrecked huge areas of the country; a world of immense bitterness over the bewildering about-face of the allies of the western world who canceled Lend-Lease aid the moment the Nazis had been eliminated and began courting and strengthening former enemy states. Yet there was great pride in the victories over the Nazi war machine and growing confidence as major internal problems were overcome. Indeed, the pace of reconstruction was spectacular enough to make Russia by 1952 one of the two dominating powers, challenging even the United States. Over all the changes the brooding suspicious Stalin presided, giving his name to the inflexible type of Communism that controlled the actions, even the thoughts, of nearly 200 million people.”

Duration

00:32:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Educational
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; Stalin And Postwar Russia,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CE5466D64B784DB9931DF5238130D8F9.
MLA: “Course of Our Times, The; Stalin And Postwar Russia.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CE5466D64B784DB9931DF5238130D8F9>.
APA: Course of Our Times, The; Stalin And Postwar Russia. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CE5466D64B784DB9931DF5238130D8F9
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