Soviet phraseology
Soviet phraseology, or Sovietisms, i.e., the neologisms and cliches in Russian language of the epoch of the Soviet Union, has a number of distinct traits that reflect the Soviet way of life and Sovie...
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Russian political jokes
Russian political jokes (or, rather, Russophone political jokes) are a part of Russian humour and can be naturally grouped into the major time periods: Imperial Russia, Soviet Union and finally post-S...
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Russian presidential referendum, 1991
A referendum on creating the post of President of Russia was held in Russia on 17 March 1991. The referendum was held alongside a referendum of the preservation of USSR. Prior to the referendum, the R...
Koryo-saram
Koryo-saram (Cyrillic: Корё сарам, Hangul: 고려사람) is the name which ethnic Koreans in the post-Soviet states use to refer to themselves. The term is composed of two constituents: "Koryo", which refers ...
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Bourgeois nationalism
In Marxism, bourgeois nationalism is the alleged practice by the ruling classes of deliberately dividing people by nationality, race, ethnicity, or religion, so as to distract them from possible class...
Partiinost'
Partiinost' (Russian: партийность) is a transliteration of a Russian term from Marxism-Leninism. It can be variously translated as party-mindedness, partisanship, or party spirit. The term can r...
Jānis Rudzutaks
Jānis Rudzutaks (Russian: Ян Эрнестович Рудзутак; August 3, 1887 – July 29, 1938) was a Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet politician.Rudzutaks was born in the Kuldīga district of the Cour...
Freedom Sunday for Soviet Jews
Freedom Sunday for Soviet Jews was the title of a national march and political rally that was held on December 6, 1987 in Washington, D.C. An estimated 250,000 participants gathered on the National Ma...
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National delimitation in the Soviet Union
National delimitation in the Soviet Union refers to the process of creating well-defined national territorial units (Soviet socialist republics – SSR, autonomous Soviet socialist republics – ASSR, aut...
Nomenklatura
The nomenklatura (Russian: номенклату́ра, [nəmʲɪnklɐˈturə], Latin: nomenclatura) were a category of people within the Soviet Union and other Eastern Bloc countries who held various key adminis...
Era of Stagnation
The Era of Stagnation (also called the Period of Stagnation, Stagnation Period, Stagnation Era, the Brezhnevian Stagnation, or the Brezhnev Stagnation) was a period of economic, political, and social ...
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Kulak
Kulaks (Russian: кула́к, kulak; [kʊˈlak], Polish: kułak) "fist", by extension "tight-fisted"; kurkuls in Ukraine, also used in Russian texts (in Ukrainian contexts) were a category of relativ...
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27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
27th Congress of the CPSU (February 25, 1986—March 6, 1986) was held in Moscow. This was the first congress presided over by Mikhail Gorbachev as General Secretary of the Central Committee of t...
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Chechen mafia
The Chechen mafia (Chechen: Нохчийн мафи; Russian: Чеченская мафия, Chechenskaya mafiya) is one of the largest ethnic organized crime groups operating in the former Soviet Union next to estab...
Zvyozdny, Perm Krai
Zvyozdny (Russian: Звёздный), formerly Perm-76 (Пермь-76), is a closed urban locality (an urban-type settlement) in Perm Krai, Russia. Population: 9,151 (2010 Census); 9,628 (2002 Cens...
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Podkulachnik
Podkulachnik (Russian: Подкулачник, literally: "Person under the kulaks") was a political label used in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s to brand people considered traitors to the Soviet Go...
NEPman
The NEPmen (Russian: Нэпманы) were businesspeople in the young Soviet Union who took advantage of the opportunities for private trade and small-scale manufacturing created by the New Economic Poli...
Doctors' plot
The Doctors' plot (Russian: дело врачей [delo vrachey, "doctors' affair"], врачи-вредители [vrachi-vreditely, "doctors-saboteurs"], or врачи-убийцы [vrachi-ubiytsy "doctors-killers"]) is considered to...
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101st kilometre
The phrase 101st kilometre (Russian: 101-й километр, sto pervyy kilometr) is a colloquial name for the law restricting freedom of movement in the Soviet Union. The phrase was first coined after 19...
Sluggish schizophrenia
Sluggish schizophrenia or slow progressive schizophrenia (Russian: вялотеку́щая шизофрени́я, vyalotekushchaya shizofreniya) is an independent diagnostic category that is characterized by a slowly ...
Presidential Council of the Soviet Union
The Presidential Council was created in March 1990 to replace the Politburo as the major policymaking body in the USSR. According to article 127 in the Soviet constitution the job of the presidential ...
Dmitry Kuzmin-Karavayev
Dmitriy Vladimirovich Kuz'min-Karavaev (1886-1959) was an Old Bolshevik who converted to Catholicism and was subsequently ordained to the priesthood.
He was born in St. Petersburg as the son of a ...
Gosplan
The State Planning Committee, commonly known as Gosplan (Russian: Госпла́н, [ɡɐsˈplan]), was the agency responsible for central economic planning in the Soviet Union. Established in 1921 and remaining...
Old Bolshevik
Old Bolshevik (Russian: ста́рый большеви́к, stary bolshevik), also Old Bolshevik Guard or Old Party Guard, became an unofficial designation for those who were members of the Bolshevik party before...
Apparatchik
Apparatchik /ˌɑːpəˈrɑːtʃɪk/ (plural apparatchiki or apparatchiks; Russian: аппара́тчик [ɐpɐˈratɕɪk]) is a Russian colloquial term for a full-time, professional functionary of the Communist Party o...
New Soviet man
The New Soviet man or New Soviet person (Russian: новый советский человек novy sovetsky chelovek), as postulated by the ideologists of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was an archetype of ...
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Sovkhoz
A sovkhoz (Russian: совхо́з; [sɐvˈxos], abbreviated from советское хозяйство, "Soviet farm"), typically translated as state farm, is a state-owned farm. The term originated in the Soviet Union, he...
Zakhar Kalashov
Zakhar Kniazevich Kalashov (Georgian: ზაქარია კალაშოვი) is a Russian mafia boss, notorious gangster and thief in law, who is widely believed to be one of the most prominent members of the Russian-...