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- n. The process of discrediting and eliminating the political policies, methods, and personal image of Joseph Stalin.
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- n. The process, begun by Nikita Khrushchev, of discrediting and then reforming the policies of Joseph Stalin
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- n. social process of neutralizing the influence of Joseph Stalin by revising his policies and removing monuments dedicated to him and renaming places named in his honor
Perfect = courageously calling out union-busters, supporting EFCA, pulling out of Afghanistan and Iraq, boldly championing LGBT rights and shaming the bigots, ending torture, debushification on par with denazification/Kruschev's destalinization.
During the period of destalinization Stalin Peak in the Pamirs, the highest point in the USSR, was renamed Communism Peak.
But the way in which names were changed in the period of destalinization differed significantly from the reversion to tsarist names in the period of glasnost and perestroika.