The USSR State Social Order [Placement] as a System of the Organization of Socio-Cultural Activity in the 1930s

Soviet art during the 30s of the 20th century is an object of numerous studies, related to different types of art, as well as to the system analysis of state’s cultural situation. In that time the Soviet Union is a totalitarian country, where all form of art and cultural activity are defined by state ideology. A natural necessity emerges to name and define this phenomenon, also its characteristics. Researchers aim to systematize and classify Soviet art and cultural events of the 30s.

State social order placement is a special, specific kind of social order, related to the state’s needs as a governing organ, thus forming the political system. This order must be understood as being a sum total of social unit’s aims, methods, and formation measures to spread state ideology. In this article state order and social order differences are being surveyed, noting differences of geographical, political, economical and other nature. Interaction between placing the two “orders” and possible ways of development are being researched, based upon the example of art and cultural events during the 30s of 20th century, taking into account the new genre, thematic and stylistic trends.


Keywords: Socio-cultural activities (events) in the USSR, [placing an] [institutional] social order, Soviet music, [placing a] state social order, state cultural politics during the 30s of the 20th century