destalinization :

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  • 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
    his statue was demolished as part of destalinization

  • But this month, under the transparent banner of destalinization, Novotny carried out a political execution that Stalin himself would have appreciated.
  • 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,.
  • It was possibly the Soviet's destalinization, in fact, that prompted Svetlana to defect.

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