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(diːˌstɑːlɪnaɪˈzeɪʃən) or


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the elimination of the influence of Stalin


(diˌstɑ lə nəˈzeɪ ʃən, -ˌstæl ə-)

the policy of eradicating the memory or influence of Stalin and Stalinism.
de-Sta′lin•ize`, v.i., v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - social process of neutralizing the influence of Joseph Stalin by revising his policies and removing monuments dedicated to him and renaming places named in his honor; "his statue was demolished as part of destalinization"
social process - a process involved in the formation of groups of persons
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In 2011, another poll, commissioned by VTsIOM, revealed that 45 percent of Russians opposed the de-Stalinization programs.
Thanks to de-Stalinization millions of people, including whole nations such as Chechens and Crimean Tatars, were allowed to return home after years of exile in Central Asia and Siberia.
This sombre setting, which reflects the political and economic climate of Poland undergoing de-Stalinization, is a perfect backdrop for experimenting with the camera.
Translated in IR terms, the historical--political context of Sovietization of the Eastern Europe, the de-Stalinization process held after the 1950s, the political turmoil experienced by Poland and Hungary, the internal tensions in Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej's regime could be better understood in a social-constructivist theoretical framework.
Forces beyond the academy conspired as well, being in the very zeitgeist of the late 1980s: the end of the Cold War and the de-Stalinization of eastern Europe; the rediscovery of race as well as gender; the cultural fashions of political correctness and multiculturalism; and the identity politics to which they gave rise.
Elsewhere in the bloc, however, not much changed until February 1956, when Khrushchev delivered his de-Stalinization speech to the 20th Congress of the CPSU.
The other events I would like to discuss here involve the World War II context and Althusser's relation during Stalinism and de-Stalinization to the French Communist Party, which he joined in 1948.
Khrushchev's self-eulogizing flatly contradicted his earlier de-Stalinization campaign, the point of which was that Stalin betrayed communism by doing all that he could to resemble the royals of the past.
It has remained open despite the de-Stalinization campaign and denunciation of his personality cult that was declared by Stalin's successor Nikita Khrushchev in 1956.
There used to be statues of the leader all over Russia, but proceding premiers launched de-Stalinization campaigns and condemned the old boss.
The taboo against acknowledging unemployment (typically associated with socialist governments) occurred as a result of de-Stalinization after 1956 (when political stability was exchanged for economic security and rising economic living standards), with the latter to be achieved through employment in large, state-owned industrial enterprises.
The Morgn Frayhayt's publicized moral revulsion against Stalinism and ritual commemorations of the murdered Soviet Yiddish writers helped reduce the fallout from the de-Stalinization process in the Soviet Union.