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The Impact of Khrushchev's Speech

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Poznan strikers. 1956

EXTRACT FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. Orlando Figes, Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 (Pelican, 2014), pp. 353-6.

The speech threw the Party into confusion. It came as a huge shock to the rank and file, whose world of certainties was suddenly destroyed... [FULL TEXT 747 WORDS]

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