The article analyzes the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics’ disarmament policy during the Cold War. Based on the study of official documents of the Soviet Union Communist Party and speeches of its two leaders - N. Khrushchev and L. Brezhnev, the article analyzes the USSR’s strategy on disarmament and peace. The article addresses such concepts as ‘disarmament’, ‘struggle for peace’, ‘peace movements’, which were used as metaphors in the Soviet rhetoric. These metaphors were conceived and justified by the communist leaders in accordance with their view on Marxism-Leninism. The author demonstrates that N. Khrushchev and L. Brezhnev interpreted Marxism-Leninism differently and pursued divergent approaches towards disarmament issues.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Struggle for disarmament in the Soviet official discourse during the Cold War|
|Número de páginas||14|
|Publicación||Известия Уральского федерального университета. Серия 3: Общественные науки|
|Estado||Published - 2013|
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