Communist nomenklatura in comparative perspective: the nomenkatura’s change from within and the Soviet society’s evolution.
Prof. Viktor Mokhov on the 23rd of May within the framework of our open seminars discussed to the internal dynamics and change within the Soviet nomenklatura and its impact on the societal change. The ongoing debates over nomenklatura even nowadays do not provide scholars with clear answers to several questions: whether it was a unique Soviet phenomenon? What are the sources of the nomenklatura’s emergence? The presenter draws the attention to the generational dynamics of nomenklatura from the “party’s soldiers” to the “party’s traders” and the “agents of market”, the correspondence between the images from literature and reality.
Viktor Mokhov – Ph.D., Professor, Head of the Public Administration and History Department at the Perm National Research Polytechnic University, director of the Centre for Elites’ Studies (Academy of Political Science)