Power and policy in the U.S.S.R. by Robert Conquest

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  • Kommunisticheskai͡a︡ partii͡a︡ Sovetskogo Soi͡u︡za,
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1945-

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LC ClassificationsDK274 .C62 1962
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Pagination485 p.
Number of Pages485
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Open LibraryOL5936707M
LC Control Number65004326

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