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Державность по-советски: Имперское пространство советских 1970-х гг.

The research targets the issue of Russian imperial representative space of the Moscow Kremlin (Grand Kremlin Palace, Faceted Chamber, Armory, etc.) functionality during Brezhnev’s period. The primary sources are archival documentary films depicting diplomats and various and foreign representatives’ visits to the Moscow Kremlin in 1950s – 1970s. The author makes a comparative evaluation of the data and demonstrates how throughout the second part of the 20th century there occurred a shift from practical usage of the palace halls towards the restoration of their original function — symbolic representation of supreme power.