Also found in: Acronyms.



(Thought), a legal Bolshevik monthly philosophical, social, and economic journal. It was published in Moscow from December 1910 to April 1911; five issues were published. Although tne official editor and publisher of Mysl’ was P. K. Pirozhkov, V. I. Lenin, who directed the journal from abroad, was its actual editor. V. V. Vorovskii, I. I. Skvortsov-Stepanov, and M. S. Ol’minskii contributed to Mysl’, and G. V. Plekhanov and Party Mensheviks also wrote for it. The journal published six articles by Lenin. The last issue (no. 5) was confiscated, and Mysl’ was closed down. The journal Prosveshchenie (Enlightenment), published in St. Petersburg, was its successor.


Bol’shevistskaia periodicheskaia pechat’ (dekabr’ 1900-oktiabr’ 1917): Bibliograficheskii ukazatel’. Moscow, 1964. Page 105.



(Thought), a publishing house of socioeconomic literature within the system of the State Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR for Publishing, Printing, and the Book Trade. It is located in Moscow. Mysl’ was founded in 1930 under the name of the Publishing House of Socioeconomic Literature (Sotsekgiz) after the reorganization of the socioeconomic literature section of the State Publishing House, which had been founded in 1919. Sotsekgiz merged with the State Publishing House for Political Literature in 1941 and was restablished as a separate house in 1957. In 1963 it merged with the Publishing House of the Higher Party School and Academy of Social Sciences of the Central Committee of the CPSU and the State Publishing House of Geographic Literature; the newly formed house was given its present name.

Mysl’ publishes studies, monographs, and popular books on Marxist-Leninist philosophy, as well as books on the history of philosophy, scientific atheism, the economics of socialism and communism, world economics, the history of the USSR, and world history. It also publishes educational and methodological textbooks on the social sciences for higher party schools and the political education system, and on the economic and physical geography of the USSR and other countries.

In 1973, Mysl’ had three specialized chief editorial boards: socioeconomic literature, educational and methodological literature for party schools, and geographic literature. In 1972 it published 292 titles, totaling 175.8 million printer’s sheets, with a total printing of more than 14 million copies.