An Analysis of Political Control of Literature in the Soviet Union, 1946-1963

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politics, Soviet Union, Cold War, literature, authoritarian, controlled culture


European History | Political Science | Politics and Social Change | Russian Literature | Slavic Languages and Societies | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies


Since the October Revolution the Soviet Union has been regarded with fear and questioning. A new system of government had placed itself before the world. Too often the system, which is labeled Communism, is looked at in ignorance, people being unwilling to take the time to become acquainted with it. But it is only through knowledge that men can understand. Understanding may bring either admiration or contempt, but it does answer the question "WHY?". This paper attempts to get at an understanding of only one small phase of Soviet life: literary endeavor and its political implications.

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Political Science

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