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Советская России глазами британских писателей в период между двумя мировыми войнами

Колыхалова О. А., Кулдошина А. Ю.

The article analyses the works of English writers: B. Shaw, G. Wells, D. Orwell, S. Maugham between the two world wars in the context of the Soviet era. The research is based on the writers’ original texts. Their attitude towards Soviet Russia ranged from extremely negative to enthusiastically positive. Still, their contribution to the development of dialogue between two great cultures cannot be overestimated. Analysis of their work helps understand the reasons for
both disagreement and cooperation that resulted in the alliance of the countries in the world wars.

Keywords: British writers, Soviet Russia, Russian literature, Soviet-British relationships,
admiration for socialism, condemnation of Stalin’s socialism