Stalin : an unknown portrait /

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Bibliographic Details
Uniform title:Ismeretlen Sztálin.
Author / Creator: Kun, Miklós, 1946-
Format: Book
Imprint: Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2003.
Summary:This exceptional volume contains exciting new information about Stalin's actual and political "family", the Kremlin Mafia and the clans around him. The author has interviewed key politicians who survived the Stalin era, including officials of the KGB and the Party, as well as people who had personal contact with the dictator as secretaries or interpreters. Kun's special expertise and his access to archival sources in Russia have resulted in a work revealing jealously guarded secrets. In addition to the interviews and hitherto unpublished correspondence between Stalin, Molotov, Voroshilov, Mikoyan, Zhdanov and others, the book also contains a fascinating collection of over 300 photos of Stalin, his family members, and various political actors of the period. Extensive notes, a bibliography, and an index of names add to the value of the volume.
Physical Description:xv, 471 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-465) and index.
Author Notes:The historian and Kremlinologist Miklos Kun was born in 1946 in Kashin, in the former Soviet Union. He teaches courses on the history of Eastern Europe at Gaspar Karoli Protestant University, Budapest. For years, he conducted extensive research in various archives in the Soviet Union, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and France. For almost a decade, he worked as an analyst at the Prague-based Radio Free Europe. His documentary series, On the Ruins of the Empire, has been running on Hungarian TV for years. He has published twenty books and source documents