destalinization destalinization

Definition(s):

  • (n) social process of neutralizing the influence of Joseph Stalin by revising his policies and removing monuments dedicated to him and renaming places named in his honor

Usage(s):

  1. But this month, under the transparent banner of destalinization, Novotny carried out a political execution that Stalin himself would have appreciated.
  2. In 1961, as a final act of destalinization, his body was removed from Lenin's mausoleum and put in a simple grave near the Kremlin's wall,.
  3. It was possibly the Soviet's destalinization, in fact, that prompted Svetlana to defect.
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