The Rise and Decline of Soviet Morality: Culture, Ideology, Collective Practices

Victor S. Martianov, Leonid G. Fishman
2020 Changing Societies & Personalities  
In the article, it is proposed that the collapse of Soviet society was presaged by a growing crisis in late Soviet morality. On the periphery of late Soviet morality, collective cultural practices are seen to have successfully functioned based on a limited ethics of virtue. In the absence of an alternative to Soviet ideology, social regulation started to draw upon values intended for the reproduction of local communities. A growing contradiction between the limited values of the new social
more » ... /corporate entities and the need to develop universal values for a big society is currently the key ideological legitimation problem facing the Russian political order.
doi:10.15826/csp.2020.4.3.106 fatcat:brjz7sh2gjhwzoxkhonecnt744