Инсценирующая диктатура: судебный процесс «Промпартии» 1930 г.

Translated title of the contribution: Staging Dictatorship: the «Industrial Party» Trial of 1930

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In 1930, Stalin’s leadership was searching for ways to overcome escalating crises in the country and abroad (growth of social tension and protest attitudes in society towards the government, interstate trade and economic conflicts, etc).In this context, it became inevitable to address the previously tested social mobilization technologies in the fight against “internal and external enemies” by using the justice. The mythical Industrial Party Trial was the first fully staged political process in the USSR. In the course of its conduction, for the first time such a massive combination of modern propaganda tools (filming, radio broadcasts from the courtroom, daily coverage of hearings in newspapers is almost identical to the transcript) were used by the authorities for influencing the public consciousness not only of the population of the Soviet Union, but also the left and labor movements of foreign countries. The process of the “Industrial Party” had its downside, concealing the goals and intentions of its organizers, which can be reconstructed by analysis of the official documents and materials of the Party-State and Chekist structures. The article analyzes the problem of opportunities and limitations of the use by Stalin’s leadership of this judicial process as a means of controlling the behavior of the masses in the early Soviet society
Translated title of the contributionStaging Dictatorship: the «Industrial Party» Trial of 1930
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)173-192
Number of pages20
Issue number7 (541)
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019



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  • 03.23 History of Russia


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