Practicing Stalinism:

Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition
Author(s): 
Getty, Arch J.
ISBN: 
9780300169294
Date published: 
September 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£30.00

In old Russia, patron/client relations, "clan" politics, and a variety of other informal practices spanned the centuries. Using documents from the communist archives, the author shows how these political practices and traditions from old Russia have persisted throughout the twentieth-century Soviet Union and down to the present day.