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The Private World of Soviet Scientists from Stalin to Gorbachev
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1. An unusual testing ground: building a town in the marshes, 1955-1962; 2. Children of the great patriotic war: the formation of Soviet scientists, 1930-1955; 3. 'We were building a town for ourselves': everyday life in Chernogolovka in the 1960s and 1970s; 4. Scientists, ideology and the communist party in Chernogolovka; 5. Chernogolovka scientists between loyalty and dissent: the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and the Liubarskii affair; 6. Scientists behind the iron curtain: traveling abroad in the 1960s and 1970s; Conclusion; Biographical notes; Acknowledgments.

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A major new contribution to understanding the transition of Soviet society from Stalinism to a more humane model of socialism.

About the Author

Maria Rogacheva is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies at the College of William and Mary, Virginia. Her work has appeared in venues including Europe-Asia Studies.

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'For individuals interested in the history of science in the Soviet Union, or in the social circumstances under which scientists live in totalitarian regimes, this book will provide not only informative reading but provoke serious questions about the lives of ordinary scientists under unusual political circumstances. Highly recommended.' J. W. Dauben, Choice
'... an important contribution to historical scholarship on the post-Stalin period as well as on Soviet science, and it deserves a wide audience.' Benjamin Tromly, Slavic Review
'For individuals interested in the history of science in the Soviet Union, or in the social circumstances under which scientists live in totalitarian regimes, this book will provide not only informative reading but provoke serious questions about the lives of ordinary scientists under unusual political circumstances. Highly recommended.' J. W. Dauben, Choice
'... an important contribution to historical scholarship on the post-Stalin period as well as on Soviet science, and it deserves a wide audience.' Benjamin Tromly, Slavic Review

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