Literature in the Schools of the Soviet Union.

  title={Literature in the Schools of the Soviet Union.},
  author={Elaine R. Hopkins},
  journal={Comparative Education},
The position of literature in the Soviet school reflects both its importance in Russian life and official concern that its power be guided to suit official ends. The Communist Party has always regarded literature 'primarily as a social weapon, intimately and dynamically involved in the press of history and capable of exerting a powerful influence on the course of public affairs'. Literature and criticism are a highly valued means of shaping public opinion in the Soviet Union, and for this… 
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