Vladislav Aleksandrovich Lektorsky, Dr. Sc. in Philosophy, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Managing Editor of the Voprosy Filosofii Magazine (Problems of Philosophy)

It is widely accepted that the Soviet philosophy had no prospects for development. It survived the Philosophy Steamer carrying away the brightest scientists expelled in 1922 and persecution against those who decided to stay and the dreaded leviathan of ideology. However, such Soviet scholars as Losev, Lotman, Zinoviev, Mamardashvili, and others worked at different times. What makes the Soviet philosophy a phenomenon?

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