Key Terms / Concepts (Exam #3)

UNIT 4: Tragedy and Triumph

1937: Spies and Saboteurs

  • oligarchy
  • vozhd’ (“leader,” or “boss”)
  • “Enemies of the People”
  • Show Trials
  • Andrei Vyshinsky
  • Iurii Pyatakov
  • Nikolai Yezhov
  • NKVD (Narodnyi komissariat vnutrennikh del or, People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs
  • samokritika (“self-criticism”)
  • Order 0047
  • troika

The Great Patriotic War

  • League of Nations
  • Popular Front
  • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (23 Aug 1939)
  • Operation Barbarossa
  • Battle of Moscow
  • “blockade bread”
  • Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN)
  • Einsatzgruppen
  • Babi Yar
  • penal battalions
  • Alexei Maresev
  • Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya
  • Battle of Stalingrad

High Stalinism

  • Mikheil Chiaureli
  • The Fall of Berlin (1950)
  • Yalta Conference (February 1945)
  • Fourth Five-Year Plan (1946-1950)
  • Zhdanovshchina
  • Trofim Lysenko
  • Doctors’ Plot