(redirected from promote)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in the Soviet system of government, the organized promotion of leading workers and peasants to positions of leadership in state, economic, cooperative, trade-union, and other administrative and ruling bodies. On the eve of the October Revolution and in the first years of Soviet power, Lenin raised the question of involving the workers in state administration. This task was put on a practical basis in the resolutions of the Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Party Congresses, as well as the Decree of the Central Committee of the ACP (Bolshevik) of Mar. 7, 1927, “On the Tasks of the Party in Promoting Workers and Peasants to the State Administrative Bodies.”

The promotion policy directed by the Communist Party played a major role in breaking up the old state system and creating the new Soviet state organization as well as in forming the new Soviet intelligentsia and strengthening the dictatorship of the proletariat. The selection of persons to be promoted was carried out through the Party and trade unions with the participation of broad masses of the working people. Qualified workers and peasants were promoted to leadership positions. They lacked specialized education but had high class consciousness and experience in life, and they had demonstrated organizational abilities in socialist construction. The promotion policy was most highly developed in the period of building the economic foundation of socialism in the USSR (1921-32). Under the promotion system, by the end of the First Five-Year Plan the leadership cadres of the nation had been increased by 800,000-900,000 persons. The promotion policy began to decline as a system in the early 1930’s. It was gradually replaced by the planned training of specialists in various Soviet secondary and advanced educational institutions.


Lenin, V. I. “Ocherednye zadachi Sovetskoi vlasti.” Poln. sobr. soch., 5th ed., vol. 36.
Lenin, V. I. “Gosudarstvo rabochikh i partiinaia nedelia.” Ibid., vol. 39.
Sostav Rukovodiashchikh rabotnikov i spetsialistov Soiuza SSR, SSR. Moscow, 1936. Pages 392, 457.
Rabochii klass v upravlenii gosudarstvom (1926-1937 gg.). Moscow,. 1968.
Sovetskaia intelligentsiia (Istoriia formiroaniia i rosta, 1917-1965 gg.). Moscow, 1968.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Commenting on the revival of EDB, he said that government has decided to restructure the board to promote exports of engineering products from the country.
The frustration of watching a good product die on the vine was the spark needed to create Promote Builders."
* promote co-operation and co-ordination between providers of community services and other health and social services; and
If students know which, how, and when to use learning strategies in their study, this behavioral repertoire will increase their learning outcomes and promote their academic self-efficacy and self-esteem (Valle et al., 2003).
The Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based group that promotes ID, had entered into a partnership with the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History to show the film June 23 by offering a screening fee of $16,000.
There are several hypothetical mechanisms by which researchers postulate that exercise promotes sleep.
The professional representative body for plastics recyclers and suppliers of plastics recyclates in Europe seeking to promote plastics recycling and to create conditions that enable profitable and sustainable business for the plastics recycling industry.
* The New Treaty will promote the relationship between the United States and the Netherlands at a time when improved international relations with traditional U.S.
Promote the safety of running/endurance events through education of participants in road races, administrators staging road races and medical professionals providing medical care at road races.
To promote design practice compatible with the highest standards in relation to equal opportunity and promoting social inclusion.
Applying technical assistance, it seeks to promote trade expansion and policy reforms, re-igniting economic growth and expanding opportunities throughout the region.
By taking the actions necessary to ensure our own companies' future financial health, we promote growth within our companies, and position ourselves to contribute to, and take full advantage of, economic development.