Conscience, Dissent and Reform in Soviet Russia

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Routledge, 2005 - History - 282 pages
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This book embraces the political, intellectual, social and cultural history of Soviet Russia. Providing a useful perspective of Putinís Russia, and with a strong historical and religious background, the book:

  • looks at the changing features of the Soviet ideology from Lenin to Stalin, and the moral universe of Stalin's time
  • explores the history of the moral thinking of the dissident intelligentsia
  • examines the moral dimension of Soviet dissent amongst dissidents of both religious and secular persuasions, and includes biographical material
  • explores the ethical assumptions of the perestroika era, firstly amongst Communist leaders, and then in the emerging democratic and national forces.

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About the author (2005)

Philip Boobbyer is Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is author of S.L. Frank: the Life and Work of a Russian Philosopher, 1877-1950 (Ohio University Press, 1995).