I need those who fit this measure…

Title

I need those who fit this measure…

Description

"The real interest of the party-state-managerial nomenklatura was “in maintaining at any cost their privileged position in society because it allowed them to grab the biggest share of the national product. The chief criteria of personnel selection within the nomenklatura were not competence or professionalism, but obedience and personal loyalty to leaders at the higher level. Administrators
and managers were not elected or even rotated, but were appointed through the nomenklatura networks of patronage and nepotism. The ruling elite was increasingly transformed into a privileged caste and an antielite, whose members stood above the law and the rest of society” (Chubarov, 2001, p. 146).
A. D. Sakharov, a great Soviet scientist and a well-known dissident, wrote in this regard:

The whole manner of getting a job and advancement is very strongly connected with the interrelationships within the system. Each important administrator has attached to him personally certain people who move with him from place to place as he is transferred. There is something irresistible about this and it seems to be a kind of law of our state structure (in Brown et al, 1982, p. 264)."

Creator

Cherepanov, Y.

Date

1965

Source

Rutgers

Relation

Rights

Source: Holzer, M., Illiash, I., Gabrielian, V., & Kuznestsova, L. (2010). Red Tape from Red Square:Bureaucratic Commentary in Soviet Graphic Satirical Art. Poughkeepsie, NY: NetPublications

Publisher

Rutgers

Contributor

Rutgers

Format

Medium: Poster

Language

Russian

Type

Artwork

Identifier

Cartoons, Art, Satire, Obedience, Loyalty, Nomenklatura, Soviet Union, Corruption

Coverage

Russia

Files

fitmeasure.jpg

Reference

Cherepanov, Y., I need those who fit this measure…, Rutgers, 1965

Cite As

Cherepanov, Y., “I need those who fit this measure…,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/451.