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Пленники Сталина
Stalin's captives

Author(s): Viktor Vasylovych Karpov
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Sociology, Military history, Recent History (1900 till today), Special Historiographies:, Studies in violence and power, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: WWII; postwar period; Stalin; captives; USSR; Japan; Siberia; Far East; Middle Asia; political re-education; repatriation; civil population; military prisoners;
Summary/Abstract: Investigation “Stalin’s Captives” is dedicated to the topic of Japanese prisoners in the USSR after the World War II, which has been a taboo for a long time. The cause of the Soviet Union entering into the war with Japan is shown clearly on the basis of rich archives documents. The book gives motives for Stalin’s taking decision to make use of Japanese soldiers and officers on the works in Siberia, Far East and Middle Asia. It shows the process of political re-education, as well as repatriation of Japanese civil population and military prisoners from the USSR to the native land. The book is intended for scientific, as well as for broad reader's audience.

  • Print-ISBN-10: 5-7702-1027-3
  • Page Count: 328
  • Publication Year: 1997
  • Language: Russian