The book analyzes on the extensive factual material the discursive features of the Soviet culture of the 1920–1950s - the effectiveness of the “key concepts” of ideology in the communicative techniques of scientific persuasion and artistic expression. The main attention of the author is focused on thematic and genre preferences in the field of folklore and "folk art". The author gives his answers to the following questions: on what rhetorical, socio-psychological and institutional grounds in Soviet culture do socialist realism, epic (and quasi-epos), fairy tale (and “Soviet fabulousness”), the pathos of proletarian vigilance and popularity of lullabies, didactics of rationality and barely coexist.
The book reveals the legal concepts of Russian society during the reign of Catherine the Great. The author analyzes the complex interrelationship between autocratic tradition and European enlightenment. She makes clear the concepts of the notions of the Russian language of the second half of the 18th century. This method allows us to trace the development of the institutions of and citizenship and subjection in Russia. The study is based on a wide range of sources - legislation, journalism, diaries, correspondence, memoirs, petitions and fiction. Elena Marasinova is the author of books on the history of the consciousness of the Russian nobility and the political history of Russia in the 18th century.