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

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.