socialist realism

Lu Xun in Russia

The article examines historically determined approaches to the study of the oeuvre of the Chinese writer Lu Xun in the Soviet literary criticism in the 20–70s of the ХХth century, identifies the causes of interest in his heritage, analyzes the main achievements of the Russian Lu Xun studies, and provides a comparison with similar works by Chinese scientists.

The First Congress of Soviet Writers as Covered in Literaturnaya Gazeta (Literary Newspaper)

The article analyzes the role of Literaturnaya Gazeta (Literary Newspaper) in the organization of the First Congress of soviet writers in 1934 and the newspaper’s participation in the formation of the myth of the universal attention of Soviet citizens to the literary life of the country.