Three Utopias (Dedicated to the Memory of the USSR)
The article gives a general theoretical assessment of utopias, utopian consciousness and strategies. It analyses the dialectics of utopia and anti-utopia, as well as strategies and tactics in the real Soviet history and politics. It features three types of utopia in the history of Russia and their connection with the styles of the Western world in corresponding periods. The social space represents the essential features of the Soviet utopia; it lacks the succession. Professional characteristics of architecture also have internal contradictions.
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