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The author represented Stalinism as a model of social constructivism, analyzed basic features of this type of dictatorship. New trends in Russian and international historiography of the problem are under consideration.
In this article, I propose to consider semiotics as one of the fundamental transdisciplinary methodologies of social sciences and to explore how it functions in this role in the political discourse analysis and in the political research in general. The aim of this article is to outline the structure of the semiotic toolkit in political studies, to explore its points of growth and to locate the gaps that exist in it today.
The article represents some key theoretical and legal aspects of the opposition phenomenon in stable democracies and transitional regimes regarding such items as the formation of political parties, legal regulation, forms and methods of the opposition activity in contemporary Russian political debates.