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Nancy Heer

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Historiography in the mid-twentieth century USSR was charged to an unprecedented degree with the functions of legitimizing political institutions, perpetuating established mores and mythology, and rationalizing official policies. The specific claims of Marxist-Leninist doctrine placed the Soviet historian—required to serve as scholar, high priest, and political functionary, often caught between the conflicting pressures of ideological orthodoxy and liberalization—under special tensions.