The Russian intelligentsia

Publisher: Columbia University Press in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 234 Downloads: 242
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  • Intellectuals,
  • Soviet Union -- Intellectual life

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Richard Pipes.
ContributionsPipes, Richard.
The Physical Object
Pagination234 p. ;
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23838986M

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In Russian literature: The intelligentsia. Beginning aboutRussian culture was dominated by a group known as the “intelligentsia,” a word that English borrowed from Russian but which means something rather different in its original Russian usage.

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While not a particularly "readable" or engaging text, I do believe it does its job in explaining the complicated and divergent social groups and political movements throughout the /5. The intelligentsia, in its peculiarly Russian sense, was a “‘class’ held together only by the bond of ‘consciousness,’ ‘critical thought,’ or moral passion” (Malia, 5).

It was a group of people in the 19th century who questioned the problems that faced Russia—specifically the question of serfdom and class. Buy a cheap copy of The Russian Intelligentsia book by Andrei Sinyavsky. Having returned to Russia in after two decades, the writer known as Abram Tertz creates a vivid picture of today's Russian intelligentsia and its role as Free shipping over $ As early as a group of Russian thinkers brought out an influential book, Vekhi (Signposts), which railed against the narrowly positivistic and all-too political traditions of the Russian intelligentsia.

From the earliest years of Soviet power, creative.