Scientific communism

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Scientific communism was one of the three major ingredients of Marxism-Leninism as taught in the Soviet Union in all institutions of higher education and pursued in the corresponding research institutions, and departments.[1] The discipline consisted in investigation of laws, patterns, ways, and forms of class struggle, socialist revolution, and development of socialism and construction of communism.

Overview[edit]

Passing exams in scientific communism was an obligatory prerequisite in obtaining any postgraduate scientific degree in the Soviet Union; see "Kandidat" article for details.

Typical courses of study included the following topics, among others.

  • Origins and development of the communist theory
  • Theory of socialist revolution
  • International communist movement
  • Dictatorship of the proletariat
  • Transformation of socialism into communism
  • Socialist democracy
  • Communist interpersonal relations and upbringing
  • Criticisms of anti-communism

Other components of Marxism-Leninism[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oznobkina, Elena (2013-10-28). "Scientific Communism (Nauchnyi kommunizm)". Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Russian. Routledge. p. 548. ISBN 9781136787867.