Meaning of Marxism–Leninism in English:



mass noun
  • The doctrines of Marx as interpreted and put into effect by Lenin in the Soviet Union and (at first) by Mao Zedong in China.

    ‘This article is, in essence, a critique of Marxism-Leninism and a plea for a less doctrinaire approach to both theory and practice.’
    • ‘Stalin's invention of a sacral tradition of Marxism-Leninism qualified him as the only true disciple of Lenin.’
    • ‘He argues that Soviet Marxism-Leninism was subject to significant adaptation under various leaders, contrary to the widespread impression that official Soviet ideology remained static after Stalin.’
    • ‘Communist regimes claimed to take their inspiration from the so-called "classic writers of Marxism-Leninism."’
    • ‘Thus in dealing with the appeals of Marxism-Leninism we must by no means confine ourselves to the early beginnings of the communist movement.’