"Ленинградское дело" и советская политэкономия
The social history of science in the USSR has attracted the attention of a number of researchers. However the Soviet economic science (or Political Economy as it was known then) was used for case studies relatively rare. The present paper describes the case of the Economic Faculty of the Leningrad State University in the late 1940s – early 1950s. The Faculty at that period was at the center of the “Leningrad affair” – one of the last repressive campaigns of the Stalinist era. Despite the extreme circumstances, this case proves some general conclusions made by other researchers on different cases.