On political regimes in the Soviet state and contemporary Russia
notes of a political scientist

Magaril S.A.

Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Assoc. Prof., Chair of public administration and municipal management at the Russian state humanitarian University, scientific editor of the journal «Sociological studies», Moscow, Russia magaril@yandex.ru

DOI: 10.31857/S013216250000770-0
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Magaril S.A. On political regimes in the Soviet state and contemporary Russia: notes of a political scientist. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2018. No 8. P. 153-161


The article discusses the semantic content of the concepts of state and political regime. Pro¬posed are criteria of political and socio-economic efficiency of the state. The evolution and characteristic differences of the ruling regimes of Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev are duscussed, which existed in the framework of a unified Soviet state. Processes that characterize Russia in the beginning of XXI century as a "catastrophe society" are described as well as the reasons for reproduction in Russia of the au-thoritarian regime; the consequences of persistent neglect by the ruling class principle of social justice, histor¬ical risks of further movement of society on a track of the previous decades.

the state; political regime; basic features; signs of distinction; effectiveness


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