Lenin's Brain and Other Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives
by Paul R. Gregory
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press 2008
Number of pages: 162
An enlightening look into the once-secret Soviet state and party archives that Western scholars first gained access to in the early 1990s. Paul Gregory breaks down a decades-old wall of secrecy to reveal intriguing new information on such subjects as Stalin's Great Terror, the day-to-day life of Gulag guards, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the scientific study of Lenin's brain, and other fascinating tales.
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