Socialism as the first stage of capitalism. Post-soviet Russia’s experience

Oganisyan Yu.S.,

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Prof., Leading Researcher, Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences,

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Oganisyan Yu.S. Socialism as the first stage of capitalism. Post-soviet Russia’s experience . – Polis. Political Studies. 2013. No. 3. P. 30-46. (In Russ.)


It is problems of the formation of capitalism in post-Soviet Russia that are analyzed in the article. The author proceeds from the view that socialism – in a modified form – still remains a significant factor of the mentioned transformation. While distinguishing particularities of the latter process, he poses a number of questions. Doesn’t the said process include retrospective motions? Isn’t the liberal project of transformations notable for a left-wing deviation? Did socialism exist in reality in the USSR? In what ways is democracy combined with authoritarianism in contemporary Russia?

socialism; capitalism; transition period; virtual reality; democracy; authoritarianism.

Content No. 3, 2013

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