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The process of discrediting and eliminating the political policies, methods, and personal image of Joseph Stalin.
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Noun1.destalinization - 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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Reid, "Destalinization and Taste, 1953-1963," Journallof Design History 10, 2 (1997): 177-201.
Harrison tells the stories of victims, the Japanese cook and the guards in the pretend village, and the eventual investigation of the operation in the aftermath of Nikita Khrushchev's destalinization program.
David Cameron is not the first or the last political leader to validate this maxim; neither was Nikita Khrushchev when he embarked upon destalinization, nor Mikhail Gorbachev, the architect of glasnost and perestroika.
One of the theses of this study is that, despite the radical and brutal destalinization of Yugoslav society, prompted by the confrontation between the communist parties in the Cominform and the Communist Party of Yugoslavia, this process ran considerably slower and more discreetly in children's literature.
Khrushchev's "destalinization" unfolded, Ketlinskaia attempted to criticze the Stalinist repression of the 1930s (see V.
Against that unstable background, the Soviet leaders tried desperately to reform the system, illustrated by Krushchev's weak attempts at destalinization made at the 22nd Congress of the Soviet Communist Party (October 1961), or the Kosygin Reform of 1966.
The silence of other key leaders at this meeting revealed their uncertainty about destalinization. (32) In subsequent harangues in March and April, Dej continued to stress innocuous themes like the need to "increase heavy industry and agricultural production for raising the people's standard of living." (33)
Catanus, Dan (2002), "The Romanian communists under the impact of destalinization 1956-1951", in Arhivele Totalitarismului, nr.
Reid, "Destalinization and Taste, 1953-1963," Journal of Design History 10, no.
Third, his postwar domestic regime differed markedly from prewar: in a sense, therefore, the process of destalinization began while the cult of personality still held sway.
agitators was a direct result of the destalinization process (or the
As regards the chapters devoted to Russia, there too the great breaks in Russian history, particularly those of the contemporary period (Alexander II's reforms, the 1905 and 1917 revolutions, Stalinism, destalinization, etc.) are missing from all analyses because they are thought irrelevant to expression of the 'essence' of national identity.