although the impact on soviet politics of the new 搑evisionist?
thinking, generated by the academic community, is not always easy to
quantify, in certain other areas of soviet public life under
brezhnev the involvement of experts and scientists produced certain
tangible achievements. scholars were at the forefront of the soviet
ecological movement that began to develop in the 1960s. specialists
from different fields梥oil science, law, biology, ethnography,
economics, and so on梔rew public attention to a variety of
ecological problems and campaigned against mindless grandiose
projects, initiated by empire-building central ministries regardless
of the effects their schemes might have on the environment.