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“Internationalist Education” and Solidarity with Chile and Latin America in the Late Soviet Period—Between Geopolitics, Protest, and Self-realization? Summary

Опубликовано на портале: 23-02-2012
Laboratorium. Журнал социальных исследований. 2011.  № 3. С. 204-207. 
Тематический раздел:
The article explores the problem of mass Soviet campaigns through the example of Chilean solidarity movements (1973–1989). The campaign of solidarity with “the people of Chile” was declared by the Soviet government after the military coup of 1973 and was realized mainly through already existing structures and ideologies of “internationalist education.” These structures included fi rst and foremost the Clubs of  International  Friendship  created  at  schools,  summer  camps,  and  universities  in order to propagate Soviet interpretations of the political situation abroad. The main aim of this article is to examine the specifi cs of the Soviet solidarity campaign and explore its contradictions. The article looks at knowledge about Latin America and Chile  among  young  people  during  this  period  as  well  as  at  representations  of  the events in Chile in Soviet publications. Special attention is paid to so-called “informal solidarity”—attempts  among  small  numbers  of  young  people  to  fi nd  their  own interpretations  of  the  events  in  Latin  America  and  Chile  during  the  perestroika period. In Russian, extensive summary in English. 
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