“Soviet” private diaries:
experience of qualitative research
Institute of state administration and entrepreneurship, B.N. El’tsyn Urals federal university, Ekaterinburg, Russia firstname.lastname@example.org
The author uses qualitative research method of “understanding the text” in studying 21 notebooks of F.E. Dostovalov private diary focussing on two themes – “Faith in the communism ideals” and “the Road to God”, that most acutely reflect the world outlook and value contradictions in the “Soviet person – homo soveticus” image analyzing them in the context of the time.