This article is within the scope of WikiProject Cold War, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the Cold War on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
can somebody provide examples of paintings, books or other works complying with zhdanovism? just to get an idea... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Camilorojas (talk • contribs) 17:18, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
There was a strict crackdown on foreign influences ("cosmopolitanism") and pure art-for-art's sake ("formalism") to a greater degree than before, and stricter enforcement of the norms of socialist realism. Many people at the end of the war thought that the cameraderie and sacrifices of the war years should lead to greater openness in the Soviet system, at least to the degree of allowing honest discussion as to what was the best way of achieving various already-decided goals. The Zhdanov campaign was one way in which Stalin made it clear that there wasn't going to be any such openness. AnonMoos (talk) 10:51, 4 August 2017 (UTC)
This article falls short in several ways. It currently doesn't mention anti-cosmopolitanism, and its title partially obscures the fact that it was a organized systematic government campaign of suppression, not just a theoretical doctrine. One aspect of Zhdanovite anti-foreignism was an insistence that many things were originally invented in Russia, something that was widely mocked in the West during the 1950s and 1960s (even on the Star Trek original series)... AnonMoos (talk) 11:05, 4 August 2017 (UTC)