ussr ; control of the ppl ; secret police ; '82-'85 (post-andropov)

what had andropov served as during hungarian uprising of '56?
soviet ambassador to hungary
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what had this experience convinced him that dissident action could easily turn into?
popular uprising
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other politburo members less convinced but his role as gesek ment what?
his perception was the one to influence gov actions
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in what year was andropov's monitoring of dissident groups increased?
'82
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and members of what group recall this period as one of most difficult to operate?
'chronicle of current events'
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why were surveillance methods becoming more sophisticated?
new tech
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conversations were recorded using what?
tape and cassete recorders
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and where were listening devices / cameras placed?
briefcases / bras
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did kgb effectively neutralise social and political threat of dissidents?
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andropov was well aware dissidents didn't represent wht?
majority of population
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and realised popular discontent was more likely to be based on what?
economic concerns
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wha tdid he believe would happen if gov didn;t deliver reasonable standard of living?
popular undrest would spread
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communist government in which country faced serious popular unrest in '80'1?
poland
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sparked by decision to do what?
raise food prices
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andy therefore aware ecnonmic issues could threaten?
stability of ussr
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what famously did andropov tell his doctor about sausages?
'we'll make enough sausages, and then we won't have any dissidents'
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andy used secret police to clampdown on which two things in workplace?
absenteeism + alcoholism
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kgb officers did spotchecks on factories to do what?
record attendance
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and combed streets for?
truanting workers
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why did this tactic upset many female workers?
they were juggling full-time job / food queues
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what were queues partly result of?
cheap gov-set prices
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which meant what for goods sale?
sold out quickly
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what did andropov's actions reveal about this balance?
people prefered queuing to higher food prices
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what was andropov aware party leadership was largely made up of?
old men out of touch with general pop's concerns
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WHAT ANDY DID TO UNDERSTAND THE SOCIETY
DFGD
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took lead by visiting where and talking to who?
visiting factories and taking to workers
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when did he visit a moscow factory rather contrivedly?
february '83
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positively well-meaning and genuine but negatively?
humourless and lacked charm
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why did workers who met him feel restricted?
he was the ex-head of the KGB
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more effective method of tapping into public concerns was appointment of what?
new government advisors
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andy surrounded himself with free thinkers most likely of whichtwo professions?
journalists / academics
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in touch with what?
causes of popular discontent
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made particular use of a group of sociologists and economists from where?
novosibirsk
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especially zaslavskaya who argued what was a key cause of resentment?
arbitrary nature of much of soviet administration
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within party leadership, andy made conscious effort to promote wh?
younger more reformist generation
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whose experience in lower ranks of party meant what?
more in touch with realities of daily life
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andy's methods of monitoring discontent showed greater desire to do what?
meet needs of general population
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where did methods stall?
development of firm action
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to andropov answer was to instil what?
greater discipline into workforece
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was there a lot of public criticism of gov in '80s?
nope
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but what was popular soviet pastime?
grumbling
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