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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2011) 44 (1): 73–88.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Timothy K. Blauvelt Lavrentii Beria built up one of the most powerful patronage networks in Soviet history. Its success represents a unique case in Soviet history in which a regionally based secret police patron-client network, comprised primarily of representatives of ethnic minorities, took...
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2008) 41 (1): 105–120.
Published: 06 February 2008
...Timothy K. Blauvelt This paper will examine the phenomenon of betrayal in patronage networks in Soviet higher politics by considering one of the most high-profile and significant cases: the betrayal of Lavrenty Beria by two of his top lieutenants, Sergei Kruglov and Ivan Serov, during the post...