"Sociological issues of totalitarianism" (by Anatoliy Butenko). The article is written in from
of polemics with the Russian and foreign scholars. The author sets forth his position on a
number of controversial aspects of the totalitarianism theories in their historical and sociological
interpretations. The concept's applicability to the history of the USSR and other countries is
discusses along with its correlation to the notion of authoritarianism, as well as an eventual self-
reformation of totalitarian society. It is argued in conclusion that a social and historical ap-
proach to the analysis of totalitarian structures is required with due regard to cultural and moral
foundations of societal processes.