Definition of Stalinism in English:



  • The ideology and policies adopted by Stalin, based on centralization, totalitarianism, and the pursuit of communism.

    ‘It had one of the strongest Communist parties in the world, which suffered a political catastrophe as a result of the policies of Stalinism.’
    • ‘The collapse of communism in 1989 brought to light new evidence of the horrors of Stalinism, and gave totalitarianism a new lease of life.’
    • ‘Of course the filmmaker, like the workers, has grown up under Stalinism and faces great ideological and intellectual obstacles.’
    • ‘This was one of the most important teachings he had drawn from the struggle against Stalinism and its nationalist programme.’
    • ‘Martin Malia's essay ‘The Soviet Tragedy’ analyses socialist ideology to understand the origins of Stalinism.’
    • ‘Moreover, the disintegration of Stalinism heralded the end of all programs based on national economic regulation.’
    • ‘If Stalinism were socialism, he reasoned, then the left would have to support it, despite its totalitarian features.’
    • ‘This, however, is a manifestation not of adherence to Marxism or socialism, but rather their political opposite - Stalinism.’
    • ‘In Russia the civil war undermined the working class and Stalinism crushed the last remnants of democracy.’
    • ‘Klaus served as finance minister after the collapse of Stalinism and is closely identified with the introduction of free-market policies.’
    • ‘The irreconcilable opposition of Marxism to Stalinism was the essential premise of the political program and perspective of the Workers League.’
    • ‘It examines his father's early support for Soviet communism, blended with a history of Stalinism.’
    • ‘This did not represent the end of socialism but rather the collapse of Stalinism and its program of national economic regulation.’
    • ‘Here we see that the writer assigns historical superiority to socialism, cleansed of all traces of Stalinism.’
    • ‘The book presented here is therefore an important document of the fight of the Marxist opposition against Stalinism.’
    • ‘When a Marxist uses the term Stalinism it has a specific meaning.’
    • ‘Yet the congress was also a battleground where the political struggles between Stalinism and the revolutionary left in the wider war were reproduced in the cultural debates.’
    • ‘By the year 1950 their enthusiasm for literature had grown into a conscious political protest against Stalinism.’
    • ‘Yugoslavia broke with Stalin in 1948, but its leadership never broke with the nationalist perspective of Stalinism.’
    • ‘Technological progress proved to be incompatible not with socialism, but with Stalinism, its bureaucratic antithesis.’



/ˈstäləˌnizəm/ /ˈstɑləˌnɪzəm/