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Smolensk Under Soviet Rule

Smolensk Under Soviet Rule
By Merle Fainsod
484 pp, Harvard University Press, 1958

An important study of Soviet life on the local and regional level. It is based on the unique Communist Party files for the years 1917-1938, which were acquired by the Germans following their occupation of Smolensk in 1941 and later captured by the Americans.