What is it about?
The article looks at how today's Russian Marxists view both Soviet experiences and the reasons for Soviet collapse. It demonstrates that, while some of them see Soviet Union as a state-capitalist society, many also prefer to analyse it as a special type of post-revolutionary industrial society.
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Why is it important?
63% of Russians today say they are nostalgic about Soviet Union. This article helps to explain what frames of reference they have to analyse the significance of the Soviet experiences.
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This page is a summary of: ‘The Soviet Problem’ in Post-Soviet Russian Marxism, or the Afterlife of the USSR, Historical Materialism, June 2021, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/1569206x-12341986.
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