Reading in the Context of Censorship in the Soviet Union

  title={Reading in the Context of Censorship in the Soviet Union},
  author={V. D. Stelmakh},
  journal={Libraries & Culture},
  pages={143 - 151}
  • V. D. Stelmakh
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • Libraries & Culture
  • This essay discusses the reading of literature in the environment of censorship preceding the disbandment of the U.S.S.R. The Soviet authority's mission was to forestall the collapse of the Communist regime by attempting to strengthen censorship and other repressive measures. The author considers censorship as a social system with powerful control over information and reading, restricting the public's access to the world's various cultures. Some specific features of the cultural situation under… CONTINUE READING
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