Within the Gates?
The Comintern and Stalinist Repression, 1934-1939 (2001)
by William J. Chase
Russian documents translated by Vadim A. Staklo
This compelling work of documentary history tells a story of idealism betrayed,
a story of how the Comintern (Communist International), an organization
established by Lenin in 1919 to direct and assist revolutionary movements
throughout the world, participated in and was ultimately destroyed by the
Stalinist repression in the late 1930s. Presenting and drawing on recently
declassified archival documents, William J. Chase analyzes the Cominternís
roles as agent, instrument, and victim of terror.
Principal archive: RGASPI
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