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By Inna Kochetkova

Russia is among the few nations on this planet the place intellectuals existed as a social staff and shared a special social identification. This publication specializes in probably the most very important and influential teams of Russian intellectuals - the Sixties iteration of shestidesyatniki - usually thought of the final embodiment of the classical culture of the intelligentsia. They committed their lives to protecting 'socialism with a human face', authored Perestroika, and have been accordingly demonised whilst the reforms failed. It investigates how those intellectuals have been tormented by the transition to the recent post-Soviet Russia, and the way they spoke back to the feedback.

Unlike different reports in this topic, which view the Russian intelligentsia as easily an objectively present staff, this e-book portrays the intelligentsia as a cultural tale or delusion, revealing that the intelligentsia's life is a functionality of the intellectuals' skills to build ethical arguments. Drawing from vast unique empirical study, together with life-story interviews with the Russian intellectuals, it indicates how the shestidesyatniki creatively mobilised the parable as they tried to fix their broken public image.

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