Meaning of proletkult in English:

proletkult

(also proletcult, proletculte, proletkul't)

Pronunciation /ˌprəʊlɛtˈkʌlt/ /ˌprɒlɛtˈkʊlt/

noun

historical
  • In the Soviet Union: an organization set up in 1917 to promote proletarian cultural activity; (also) culture reflecting or encouraging a purely proletarian ethos.

    The Soviet organization was dissolved in 1932.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Stevens Point Daily Journal. From Russian proletkul′t from prolet- (in proletarskaja, feminine of proletarskij proletarian) + kul′t- (in kul′tura culture), short for proletarskaja kul′tura proletarian culture.