[AFTERMATH OF STALINISM] O preodolenii kul'ta lichnosti i ego posledstvii [i.e. On Overcoming the Cult of the Personality and Its Consequences]
Moscow: Gospolitizdat, 1956. Item #780
32 pp. 20,5x13 cm. In original wrappers. In very good condition.
This is the most significant resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union related to Khrushchev’s Secret Speech. This book was published in four months after the 20th Congress of the Communist Party while the speech was not officially published until the end of country’s existence.
Khrushchev’s report “On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences” became the best-known document of Soviet Era which had changed the socialist world in the middle of the 20th century. This resolution decreased the loud criticism of Stalin. The cult was denounced as well, but the party explained that the crimes occurred during the first ever building of a socialist society. Moreover, all these cruel events “did not lead the Soviet Union away from the correct path to communism”.
This very resolution was actually cited by Soviet officials whenever the issue of the Party's stand toward Stalin was raised.
Worldcat shows 10 paper copies located in Princeton University, Syracuse University, Indiana University, University of California, Michigan State University, University of North Carolina, Ralph J. Bunche Library, Columbia University, University of Essex and Stanford University.