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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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Allah's Kolkhozes thus represents a key contribution to the study of Islam in the USSR, which is still burdened to some degree by the legacies of both Soviet writing and Western Sovietology on the topic.
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.
4) In response to the then recent Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and its impact on cold-war Sovietology, Ezergailis identified two myths--or over-simplifications--in how communism was perceived in the West.
He knew the importance of this body because he studied Sovietology in graduate school in Boston.
Smith, "Is there a Sovietology of South-East Asian Studies?
1992, << The End of Sovietology and the Renaissance of Modernization Theory >>, Contemporary Sociology, 21, 6, novembre : 774-785.
The author neither praises nor accuses the protagonists of the revolution; what he seeks to do, instead, is to take the revolution away from Sovietology and restore it to history.
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.
In comparison to the self-certainties of Cold War Sovietology, this new scholarship has been relatively nuanced, balanced and careful, yielding new insights into the region and its role in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
What happened after will form the subject of Engerman's next book, on American Sovietology during the Cold War.
Possibly because of ministerial rhetoric and the fact that, as Frank Corner said, 'the Prime Minister [Muldoon] made his own foreign policy on Russia' few in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were tempted to undertake the rigorous demands of Sovietology.