the domination of communism in the world
In the mid-1970s or so, the Soviet Union plunged into economic stagnation and a condition of
permanent economic crisis. The inefficiency of the communist system in the sphere of the
economy was becoming more and more noticeable. A completely centralised state was unable
to develop on its own, and its technological development depended mainly on the theft or
copying of Western achievements. The type of Soviet man that was created in the Stalinist era
was deprived of creativity and innovation in exchange for complete subordination to the
system, which could be interpreted as a departure from the existing doctrines.