Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Hershel Grossman , and Dmitry Gershenson
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 December 2000
Keywords: Cooption, Repression, Soviet Union, Communist Party, Nomenklatura, party membership, united nations, political repression, political power
The Soviet ruling elite, the nomenklatura, used both cooption and political repression to encourage loyalty to the communist regime. Loyalty was critical both in defusing internal opposition to the rule of the nome...