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The Soviet Sixties: Nikita Khrushchev, the Cold War, and the Foundations of Stagnation

This week’s blogs dealt with the 1960s, a decade that was certainly less tumultuous than any other period of twentieth century Russian history. Yet the decade was full events, trends, and processes that built on earlier moments and also anticipated future developments. Foreign relations topics dominated the blog postings, as the Cold War intensified in…