High Stalinism

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  • High Stalinism
    • Terror
      • MVD controlled domestic security + Gulay system
      • MGB in charge of counter-intelligence + espionage
      • Tens of thousands of people arrested + convicted for counter-revolutionary activities
      • Gulag population increased by 1 million by 1950
    • Cultural
      • Official clampdown against Western (anti-Soviet) tendencies in art + sciences
        • The State Museum of Modern Western Art closed down
      • Honour Court: new institution to examine acts of anti-patriotic nature
    • Political
      • Against any talk of democracy
      • NKVD strengthened
      • Return to austerity of the planned economy - new Five Year Plan
  • Hundreds of doctors + officials arrested + tortured
    • 1949: Jewish wives of Politburo members arrested
      • Terror
        • MVD controlled domestic security + Gulay system
        • MGB in charge of counter-intelligence + espionage
        • Tens of thousands of people arrested + convicted for counter-revolutionary activities
        • Gulag population increased by 1 million by 1950
    • Thousands of Jews arrested, expelled jobs, homes, deported

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