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Защо марксистите станаха путинисти?
Why Marxists became Putinists?

Author(s): Momchil Badzhakov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Political Theory, Marxism, Political psychology, Politics and society, Comparative politics, Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: Marxism; Putinism; communism; post-communism; Nazism; nomenclature; oligarchy;

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the process of strange transformation of Marxists into Putinists and Marxism in Putinism. This process is traced as a transformation of communist utopia and ideology into Orthodox fundamentalism and neo-eurasianism; the transformation of the totalitarian regime into a regime of "rival authoritarianism" and the communist nomenclature in a pseudo-capitalist oligarchy. The conclusion is that post-communism in Russia resembles Nazism rather than former communism.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 84-95
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English, Bulgarian