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 (sō′vē-ĭ-tŏl′ə-jē, sŏv′ē-)
Study of the former Soviet Union, especially of its government.

So′vi·et·ol′o·gist n.


(ˌkrɛm lɪˈnɒl ə dʒi)

the study of the government and policies of the Soviet Union.
Krem`lin•ol′o•gist, n.


study of the Soviet Union, especially its government, policies, etc. — Sovietologist, n.
See also: Russia
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The focus on growth and the slighting of defense in the standard version of industrialization can be understood as adaptations to the evaluation criteria in force in the 1950s-1980s, when Sovietology was a living discipline.
Practitioners of the new Sovietology seem to go out of their way to minimize the number of victims of the Leninist-Stalinist regime, downplaying or discounting the millions of human beings whose deaths cannot be documented precisely.
Yet Russia was too educated in the benefits of socialism for an equivalent of the Chilean way of forcing capitalism upon the people as it was suggested by Sovietology pundits.
What happened after will form the subject of Engerman's next book, on American Sovietology during the Cold War.
However, as has often been the case in American Sovietology (now, Russology?
Furthermore, he openly admits having received invaluable input from some of the finest minds in academia, and his acknowledgments section reads like a "who's who" of international sovietology.
But it has all the worst elements of Sovietology as well,'' he quickly added.
I think the enactment of reform will not affect health services research the same way that the demise of the Soviet Union has affected Sovietology for six reasons that I will first enumerate and then elaborate on:
In a thoughtful piece in the Spring National Interest, Peter Rutland, a Wesleyan University professor of government, reports that he decided to study the errors of Sovietology by reading the 87 U.
The existence of the USSR with its distinctive non-market economic system, the worldwide spread of Soviet-style socialism, and its attractiveness throughout the world also gave rise to a new branch of economics, often known as economic Sovietology.
In the West, Sovietology viewed the Stalin era as totalitarian through massive "indoctrination.
Unfortunately Sovietology, widely defined, was infested with biased statements.