Year: 2000 Source: Journal of Contemporary History, v.35, no.1, (2000), p.39-55 SIEC No: 20050330

In this article, the author discusses the issue of trauma & its treatment in the Soviet Union. She argues that the Soviet experience of war was narrated with a particular emphasis upon survival and endurance, which created a distinct Party line on individual pain, trauma, & bereavement. Suicide rates during the Leninist & Stalinist eras are discussed, & the popular & official responses to such losses are explored.