A perspective similar to Tsipursky's motivates Michel A'oefeer, "Staging a Cultured Community: Soviet Jazz after 1953," in De-Stalinisation
Reconsidered: Persistence and Change in the Soviet Union, ed.
But his successor, Nikita Khrushchev, denounced his predecessor and initiated a de-Stalinisation
process throughout Soviet society.
Dudoignon, in his work on "From Revival to Mutation: The Religious Personnel of Islam in Tajikistan from De-Stalinisation
to Independence (1953-1991)" focuses on Islam's presence in social and political spheres--which was kept up by religious revivalist movements and which not only resulted in the building of networks of relationship but also ignited competition between religious scholars in post-Stalinist Tajikistan.
At the time, however, it had a very different impact, sending positive reverberations across the Communist world, which, following de-Stalinisation
, had increasingly begun to look at China rather than the USSR, as the epicentre of their movement.
"They were all hoping that following de-Stalinisation
, socialism with a human face would emerge.
As it is, the party had been rocked by previous upheavals in the Communist world, notably by Nikita Khrushchev's de-Stalinisation
speech in 1956 and by the Sino-Soviet rupture at about the same time, which was behind the splits in the Indian Communist parties as well.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who served as president between 2008 and 2012, has said he views Stalin's legacy "negatively" and even attempted a "de-Stalinisation
It was renamed Volgograd in 1961 as part of Nikita Khrushchev's process of "de-Stalinisation