Definitions for kremlinologyˌkrɛm lɪˈnɒl ə dʒi
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Krem•lin•ol•o•gyˌkrɛm lɪˈnɒl ə dʒi(n.)
the study of the government and policies of the Soviet Union.
Origin of Kremlinology:
The study of the internal politics of the high members of the government of the USSR.
The study of the internal politics of any powerful and secretive organization.
Origin: From the Russian word Kremlin for "capital"+ -ology.
Kremlinology is the study and analysis of the politics and policies of Communist states, and especially of the Soviet Union. The term has some overlap with Sovietology, which refers to study of Soviet society as a whole. The term is named after the Kremlin, the seat of today's Russian and then-Soviet government. Kremlinologist refers to academic, media, and commentary experts who specialize in the study of Kremlinology. The term is sometimes sweepingly used to describe Western scholars who researched issues of, or specialized in, Russian/Soviet law, although the correct term is simply Russian law scholar. Sovietologists or Kremlinologists should also be distinguished from transitologists, scholars who study legal, economic and social transitions from communism to capitalism.
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