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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Mariya Kabanova
Variability of Corrupt Practices in the Process of Transformation of Communist Regimes in the USSR
8
2019
The Soviet experience of combating corruption in state and party structures is of great scientific interest in the framework of the study of practical measures to combat corruption in modern Russian society.

The aim of the master thesis is the analysis of corruption in the Soviet state, from the point of view of the variability of corrupt practices in the environment of the state-party structures from 1917 – 1985 to identify the extent of their influence on the perception of legitimacy and status of the state as a whole.

The first Chapter deals with the organizational and legal aspects of the fight against corruption in the conditions of the formation of the Soviet state and the NEP. The definition of corruption and the specifics of understanding the concept of "official", considered the most common means of combating bribery, along with the legislative consolidation of criminal liability of all subjects of offenses.

The second Chapter discusses the features of the fight against corruption offenses during the approval of Stalin's totalitarian regime, and the formalization of the "nomenclature", revealed the specifics of corruption crimes during the Great Patriotic War, as well as in the period of restoration of the national economy.

The third Chapter presents the features of corrupt practices in the period of" thaw "and"stagnation". The article analyses the processes of formation of cronyism in the environment item, and a twofold relationship to corruption practices. The point of view of the American intelligence services (CIA) on the studied events and anti-corruption companies in the USSR of this period is considered.

The master's thesis is executed on 94 pages of typewritten text, accompanied by illustrations and statistical material in the form of 3 diagrams and 4 tables (in the Appendix).

Keywords: CORRUPTION IN the Soviet Union, CORRUPT PRACTICES, BRIBERY, NOMENCLATURE.

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