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The socialist revolution and the collapse of the USSR in the 20th century affected all spheres of Russian public life, including the usage of language. Today, the use of Russian shows divergent tendencies toward Sovietness and Soviet newspeak (новояз). The linguistic field of Post-Soviet era is standing on the opposite axis, i.e., on the one hand, on the denial of all Sovietness, and on the inheritance and reproduction of Sovietness, on the other. This paper discusses the reflections of Soviet newspeak in the modern Russian language, mainly, in areas such as: 1) the use of Sovietisms as precedent texts, 2) the language of Russian Internet subculture, and 3) the modern Russian political language.

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