The Public Perception of the Cult of Lenin Based on Archival Materials

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This book presents a study of collective representations in Soviet Russia concentrates on perceptions of Lenin's image from a socio-anthropological, rather than political, view. In addition to Communist Party information, official documents, memoirs and folklore, newly opened secret reports of the Soviet political police are used for the first time. The book analyzes the development of the cult from Lenin's lifetime up to the process of "de-Leninization" in the 1990s. Much of the research concerns the perception of Lenin's death and the decision to embalm his body, the campaign called "the Lenin enrollment", renaming of Petrograd and organization of "Lenin ... continued below

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319 p. : ill.

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Velikanova, Olga V. 2001.

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  • Main Title: The Public Perception of the Cult of Lenin Based on Archival Materials
  • Parallel Title: Общественное восприятие культа Ленина на основе архивных материалов

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This book presents a study of collective representations in Soviet Russia concentrates on perceptions of Lenin's image from a socio-anthropological, rather than political, view. In addition to Communist Party information, official documents, memoirs and folklore, newly opened secret reports of the Soviet political police are used for the first time. The book analyzes the development of the cult from Lenin's lifetime up to the process of "de-Leninization" in the 1990s. Much of the research concerns the perception of Lenin's death and the decision to embalm his body, the campaign called "the Lenin enrollment", renaming of Petrograd and organization of "Lenin Corners". The book also presents new material devoted to Lenin museums, along with archive documents and never-published photographs.

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319 p. : ill.

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This is volume 6 in the continuing series Slavic Studies.

Copyright © 2001 Olga Velikanova. All rights reserved.

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Velikanova, Olga V. The Public Perception of the Cult of Lenin Based on Archival Materials, book, 2001; [Lewiston, New York]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501442/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.