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The Resource Agents of terror : ordinary men and extraordinary violence in Stalin's secret police, Alexander Vatlin ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Seth Bernstein ; foreword by Oleg Khlevniuk, (electronic resource)

Agents of terror : ordinary men and extraordinary violence in Stalin's secret police, Alexander Vatlin ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Seth Bernstein ; foreword by Oleg Khlevniuk, (electronic resource)

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Agents of terror : ordinary men and extraordinary violence in Stalin's secret police
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Agents of terror
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ordinary men and extraordinary violence in Stalin's secret police
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Alexander Vatlin ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Seth Bernstein ; foreword by Oleg Khlevniuk
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  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
In the Great Terror of 1937–38 more than a million Soviet citizens were arrested or killed for political crimes they didn't commit. What kind of people carried out this violent purge, and what motivated them? This book opens up the world of the Soviet perpetrator for the first time. Focusing on Kuntsevo, the Moscow suburb where Stalin had a dacha, Alexander Vatlin shows how Stalinism rewarded local officials for inventing enemies. Agents of Terror reveals stunning, detailed evidence from archives available for a limited time in the 1990s. Going beyond the central figures of the terror, Vatlin takes readers into the offices and interrogation rooms of secret police at the district level. Spurred at times by ambition, and at times by fear for their own lives, agents rushed to fulfill quotas for arresting “enemies of the people”—even when it meant fabricating the evidence. Vatlin pulls back the curtain on a Kafkaesque system, forcing readers to reassess notions of historical agency and moral responsibility in Stalin-era crimes.--
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Vatlin, A. I͡U
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Khlevni͡uk, O. V.
  • Bernstein, Seth
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  • Political persecution
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Agents of terror : ordinary men and extraordinary violence in Stalin's secret police, Alexander Vatlin ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Seth Bernstein ; foreword by Oleg Khlevniuk, (electronic resource)
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"Originally published as Terror raionnogo masshtaba: 'Massovye operatsii' NKVD v Kuntsevskom raione Moskovskoi oblasti v 1937-38 gg. ©2004 by Alexander Vatlin and Rosspen, Moscow."--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent
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ybp13108144
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unknown
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1 online resource (xxxlv, 171 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780299310806
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations.
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remote
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(OCoLC)959881487
Label
Agents of terror : ordinary men and extraordinary violence in Stalin's secret police, Alexander Vatlin ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Seth Bernstein ; foreword by Oleg Khlevniuk, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1352119
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Terror raionnogo masshtaba: 'Massovye operatsii' NKVD v Kuntsevskom raione Moskovskoi oblasti v 1937-38 gg. ©2004 by Alexander Vatlin and Rosspen, Moscow."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ybp13108144
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxlv, 171 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780299310806
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959881487

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