Permitted Dissent in the USSR: Novy Mir and the Soviet Regime

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Permitted Dissent in the USSR: Novy Mir and the Soviet Regime

By Dina Rome Spechler
Praeger, 1982
293 pp. $27.95
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Novy Mir, the literary periodical edited by Aleksandr Tvardovsky, became in the Khrushchev era a channel for the exposition of some of the horrors of Stalin's rule and for veiled criticism of the Soviet regime. With exemplary research the author examines this "tolerated dissent" against the background of shifting political trends. Whether these unorthodox ideas reflected the attitudes of a broad stratum of the Soviet population, as she maintains, remains an unproven proposition.

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