The Stalin-Kaganovich Correspondence, 1931-36 (2003)
Compiled and edited by R. W. Davies, Oleg V. Khlevnyuk, and E. A. Rees
Russian documents translated by Steven Shabad

From 1931 to 1937, Stalin spent two to three months every year on vacation away from Moscow. From his Sochi residence, he watched over the work of the Politburo and the government, regularly received detailed information, gave orders and expressed his opinions by corresponding with his subordinates. This book includes 177 letters between Stalin and his deputy, Lazar Kaganovich, who, in Stalinís absence, was in charge of the work of the Politburo. These letters constitute a unique historical source. They reveal the private channel between Stalin and the Politubro for resolving personal and political conflicts within the Politburo and deciding upon all party and governmental policies.

Principle archive: RGASPI.

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