TITLE

COMMUNISM AT THE END OF THE BREZHNEV ERA

AUTHOR(S)
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
PUB. DATE
January 1983
SOURCE
National Review;1/21/1983, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides a critical overview of communism in the Soviet Union. The dominant features of communism include the extermination of all other political parties as well as all neutral cultural, religious, ethnic, and economic organizations. The driving force of communism, according to the author, is political power at any cost, and without regard to human losses or a people's physical deterioration. Descriptions of disastrous soviet economic and agricultural policies are provided to illustrate this.
ACCESSION #
6446050

 

Related Articles

  • Capitalismus Atavis.  // Time;4/14/1961, Vol. 77 Issue 16, p33 

    The article examines the consequences of applying free enterprise in the Soviet Union. It mentions that Fedor Kuznetsov was arrested and was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison after the authorities have found out that he owns 23 savings account books, gold, two automobiles and a motorboat....

  • Moscow Loses Its Gamble.  // America;6/28/1969, Vol. 120 Issue 26, p724 

    The author offers his views on the issue pertaining to the failure of Moscow to achieve its objective, during the Communist Congress held on June 17, 1969, of reestablishing Kremlin's power to lead world communism. Accordingly, President Nicolae Ceausescu of Rumania responded with a firm speech...

  • The Soviet Political System. Taniguchi, Yoichiro // Harvard International Review;Nov1982, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p15 

    The article focuses on the political system of Soviet Union in 1982. The Communist party is the legal party under the 1977 Constitution which has the same power structure with the Soviet government. The Supreme Soviet and the parliament with 1,500 members are established in every five years and...

  • POLAND AND THE SOVIET IMPERIUM. Bialer, Seweryn // Foreign Affairs;1980 Special Issue, Vol. 59 Issue 3 

    Events in Poland since August 1980, the struggle of Polish workers for their rights, constitute a critical turning point in the history of the Soviet imperium. The situation, still completely unpredictable at the onset of the new year, holds much more importance for the future of the world...

  • Rationalizing the Past, Savoring the Future: Smug Russians. Ulam, Adam B. // New Republic;3/27/76, Vol. 174 Issue 13, p12 

    Focuses on the political and economic conditions of the Soviet Union. Reasons for the food shortage in the country; Problems of nationality in the country; Issues related to industrial growth in the Soviet Union; Political works of Russian politician Leonid Ilich Brezhnev; Relations of the...

  • The Meanings of "Change" Shulman, Marshall // New Republic;6/11/56, Vol. 134 Issue 24, p10 

    Discusses the changes that have taken place in the Soviet Union, after the end of Soviet premier Joseph Stalin's era. Levels of changes; Description of strategic changes that reflect the Soviet estimate of the main characteristics of the current period of history; Possibility of a radical...

  • After the Fall.  // Time; 

    The article focuses on the political issue of First Secretary Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev of the Communist Party in Soviet Union. It mentions that he was forced by his constituents to oust from his position during the coup event at Kremlin in Moscow. It mentions the reaction of several Russian...

  • The Enemy Within. Frantzell, Lennart // National Review;7/10/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 13, p783 

    The article presents information on Narodno Trudovoi Soyuz (NTS), the anti-communist underground movement in the Soviet Union. It details the history of the NTS. Members of the NTS who were captured and killed by Soviet authorities are given. NTS was reconstituted in the 1970s and is now...

  • We'll Tell You Secret. J.B. // National Review;2/14/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p151 

    This article presents information on the West's mass media coverage in 1975 of political developments in the Soviet Union and China. According to the media, no one outside the inner circles of the Soviet and Chinese Communist Parties, and quite possibly no one there, knows with any specificity...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics