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Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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The illegal organizations of the school pupils in the Soviet Union of Great Terror Period 1298

Volkova I.V.
Doctor of History, Professor of School of History, Faculty of Humanities, Higher School of Economics National Research University, Moscow, Russia

The article is devoted to the investigation of juvenile delinquent and illegal political groups in years 1936-1938.Despite of high tension in the society, teenagers and youth of that period did not leave the attempts to create illegal and alternative of pioneers and komsomol self-made organizations. Оn the basis of archive sources the author restores the full list of such groups, analyzes their membership, plans, methods and the results of activity. The article reconstructs the motives of different types of behavior, reveals the connections between delinquenсy and political protest in juvenile activities. As the result of the realized investigation the author makes the conclusion about the reasons of low weight of the mostly oppositional groups among teenagers and youth of that period.

Keywords: organized illegal juvenile groups, delinquent behavior, political protest, the connections between delinquenсy and political protest.

Column: Juvenile Legal Psychology


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