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Stalin was a strong war leader.
J Barber
1 of 17
Moving resources during the war was one of the most successful operations.
Chris Ward, view shared by many Soviet historians.
2 of 17
USSR could have fought Germany to a standstill without lend lease.
Alan Clark
3 of 17
It would have taken several years to defeat Germany without Lend Lease.
Most British historians.
4 of 17
Religious concessions during the war did little to aid the war effort.
Most Soviet historians.
5 of 17
Stalin created a stronger industrial structure than before the war.
Alex Nove
6 of 17
Khrushchev 'kept peasant affairs at the centre of attention'
John Keep
7 of 17
During the Khrushchev era there was impressive industrial growth, but agriculture remained a huge problem.
Peter Kenez
8 of 17
Khrushchev had little foresight or planning.
Donald Filtzer
9 of 17
Khrushchev was too optimistic and his denunciation of Stalin weakened his power at home and abroad.
McCauley
10 of 17
Under Khrushchev life was less unpredictable, less dangerous and more comfortable for most people.
F Roberts
11 of 17
Brezhnev's part was made up of nostalgics, unable to accept change.
John Keep
12 of 17
Dissidents under Brezhnev: 'the fact that the unsayable was said made an impression'
Peter Kenez
13 of 17
Brezhnev was the simple of the decline of the USSR.
Volkogonov
14 of 17
By the early 1990s, political reform has dismantled the Stalinist structure, but not yet replaced it with a combination of Leninism and democracy.
S White
15 of 17
Gorbachev was open to radical ideas.
Robert Service
16 of 17
Gorbachev showed no long standing commitment to reform.
Volkogonov
17 of 17

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Chris Ward, view shared by many Soviet historians.

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Moving resources during the war was one of the most successful operations.

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Alan Clark

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Most British historians.

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Most Soviet historians.

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