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Norwegians in the Stalinist Terror: New Perspectives for Research
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Institute of Contemporary History. Stockholms universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9741-2145
2015 (English)In: Fortid, ISSN 1504-1913, E-ISSN 1891-1668, no 2, 18-22 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Stalinism like Nazism is a Europe-wide phenomenon. This means that the history of Stalinism could not be grasped inside the Soviet Union. In the past of the tiny Norwegian minority in Russia the history of Stalin’s dictatorship, of democratic Norway and of the international communist movement combined in a bizarre form. Access to previously unavailable sources from Soviet archives has brought to light a little-known history, namely “national operations” of the Soviet secret police (NKVD) and the deportation of minorities, one of the central features of Stalinist repression. However, most prior studies have been concerned with large minority groups. The faith of ethnic Norwegians in Stalin’s Soviet Union is under-studied and the main contribution to this subject was made by a journalist Morten Jentoft.

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2015. no 2, 18-22 p.
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Soviet ethnic cleansings, Nordic minorities, Barents Sea region
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Historical Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28580Local ID: 735/42/2012OAI: diva2:860857
Soviet Nordic Minorities and Ethnic Cleansings on the Kola Peninsula
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 735/42/2012
Available from: 2015-10-14 Created: 2015-10-14 Last updated: 2017-02-17Bibliographically approved

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