Definition of de-Stalinization in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˌstälənəˈzāSHən/


(In communist countries) the policy of eradicating the memory or influence of Joseph Stalin and Stalinism, especially after 1956.
Example sentences
  • But his policy of de-Stalinization backfired.
  • The 20th Soviet Communist Party Congress in 1956, and the process of de-Stalinization ultimately resulted in some liberalization of ideological control.
  • But only a political biography could illuminate the personal, human dimension of Khrushchev's decision to follow the risky path of de-Stalinization.

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Syllabification: de-Sta·lin·i·za·tion

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