Pod Znamenem Marksizma

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Pod Znamenem Marksizma

 

(Under the Banner of Marxism), a philosophic and socioeconomic journal published monthly in Moscow from January 1922 through June 1944 except for the period from 1933 to 1935, when it appeared every two months.

An article by Lenin published in the third issue of Pod zname-nem marksizma (March 1922), “On the Significance of Militant Materialism,” defined the journal’s aims and program (Poln. sobr. soch., 5th ed., vol. 45, pp. 23–33). Prominent Soviet scholars and party figures were members of the editorial board. The editors in chief were A. M. Deborin (1926–30), M B. Mitin (1931–44), and M. T. Iovchuk (1944). Attracting the most outstanding Soviet scholars, the journal did much toward fulfilling the tasks Lenin had set for it: promoting militant materialism and atheism, combating all forms of idealism, and elaborating problems of materialist dialectics and the history of science and culture. The successor to Pod znamenem marksizma was the journal Voprosy filosofii (Problems of Philosophy), which began publication in 1947.

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