Tatyana Bakhmetyeva

Articles by Tatyana Bakhmetyeva

The Politburo Goes Hunting: Masculinity, Nature, and Power in the Soviet Union

Characterized by informality, a tendency to personalize official relationships, and, perhaps above all, by a desire to assert strength and power through a display of manliness, Soviet diplomacy often required a ritual demonstration of marksmanship skills and physical agility in order to challenge and rewrite the image of Soviet leaders as aging and inept apparatchiks.

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