Roberto Valle

Cults of Personalities and Scenarios of Power. Theories and techniques of dictatorship in Russia

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The catastrophic development of Russian history seems to have gone through the «authoritarian way». The idea of «authoritarian way» of development of Russia seems to derive by the propensity of Russian political culture toward autocracy. In retra- cing the long journey of the authoritarian way in Russia, the metamorphosis and the pseudomorphosis of dictatorship could be placed in three scenarios of power that have taken place in Russian history: the one dominated by the figure of the Car' as anointed dictator; the framework of Soviet power based on the «dictatorship of the proletariat» and the «cult of personality»; the post-Soviet landscape characterized by the «vertical of power» and the «dictatorship of law».


  • Dictatorship
  • cult of personality
  • russian authoritarianism


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