The History of the Return of Soviet Ideological Discourse
In the 1920s and 1930s, the government in Soviet Russia sowed the seeds of the subsequent ideological diktat. A major blow was dealt to the intelligentsia: professors, writers, religious philosophers, and many others. One part of the intelligentsia was expelled by the “philosophical ship” and driven into exile while others were subjected to “sovietization”. During the first years of Soviet power, agency departments were created which recruited employees to supervise the humanitarian and technical intelligentsia on the ground; in enterprises, institutes, and public organizations. In this study, we focus on the key turns in the relationship between the authorities and the intelligentsia during the Soviet and post-Soviet period, with the aim to understand how the revival of Soviet ideology, which became one of the justifications of the last war of aggression directed against Ukraine, became possible.
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