Welcome to the seventh edition of our digest of Soviet History. This week we turned our attentions to the social, economic and political parameters of de-Stalinization. We have a bumper crop of terrific posts – many of which focus on Khrushchev’s favorite vegetable….you guessed it…CORN!!! Other significant topics include the cultural ferment of “The Thaw,” the Sino-Soviet split, the space race, and new forms of expression and leisure.
We are taking a break next week for midterms but will be back in your feed on April 23. Enjoy this deluxe edition!