Definition of Sovietologist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsəʊvɪəˈtɒlədʒɪst/


A person who studies the former Soviet Union.
Example sentences
  • In the West, former Sovietologists became ‘instant’ experts on the region and on ‘transition.’
  • Academic Russia watchers, formerly known as Sovietologists, survived the collapse.
  • This is an echo of the position taken by Jaques Sapir, the French Sovietologist and economist.



Example sentences
  • Traditionally, western Sovietological economists thought of the Soviet economy as comprised of two spheres.
  • The Medvedevs continued writing, but they were lonely witnesses, better known in the West and in Sovietological circles than among their own countrymen.
  • If you disagreed with that premise, you were ostracized from the academic Sovietological community.


Example sentences
  • In the West, Sovietology viewed the Stalin era as totalitarian through massive ‘indoctrination.’
  • This period generated some of his most influential work in the area of conventional Sovietology, with his work on price indexes in the Soviet economy standing out for special notice.
  • Any discussion of his views on Sovietology and comparative economic systems must now face the fact that many of his ideas seem wrongheaded.
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