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- n. Indolent apathy.
The flipside of the Stakhanovite body was 'Oblomovism' - the decadent, indolent, work shy and idle bodies that were said to represent a cultural threat to socialist construction.
First published in 1859 it was translated into English in the Twenties, and its hero, together with the notion of 'Oblomovism,' has become almost as much of a byword with us as he is in Russia.
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