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This index of the book Utopian Reality: Reconstructing Culture in Revolutionary Russia and Beyond presents a list of names of persons, places, terms and concepts relevant to the discussion of Russian notions of utopia and dystopia. The book explores visual and cultural aspects of utopia, and covers the whole period from 1900 right up to the fall of Communism and even into the present century. It explains how and why the utopian aspirations within Russian society turned into the dystopian nightmare of Stalinism. The book reviews the removal of avant-garde artists in the Soviet Union, Socialist Realism, cybernetic communism, Slavophiles' retrospective utopianism, October Revolution of 1917 and Russian Constructivism.

Keywords: Communism; dystopia; October Revolution; Russian Constructivism; Socialist Realism; Soviet Union; Stalinism; utopia



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