When the conversation turns to creativity in the Stalinist era, the myth usually comes to the surface that Stalin did not favor great writers, and therefore "the creative process rested solely on socialist realism." It comes to the point that liberal myth-making gives rise to completely incomprehensible chimeras from the series "Under Stalin, all talented writers, poets, musicians and artists vegetated in the camps." Moreover, there are those who claim that the creative intelligentsia literally without exception hated the "father of nations."
But when it comes to facts, myths start to dissipate. During the Stalinist era, works were created that became recognized Russian, Soviet classics. There are also real masterpieces, to which many contemporary "free" artists grow and grow. The creations of Mikhail Bulgakov, Boris Pasternak, Dmitry Shostakovich, and many other outstanding masters are an example of this.
One of the myths is that the above-mentioned Boris Pasternak was an ardent opponent of Stalin.
This issue is being discussed on the Day TV channel. Historians Nikolai Sapelkin and Andrei Fursov talk about the life of a writer, using the thesis that Pasternak was in fact a Stalinist. Material: