Mythos und Ideologie. 1812 und die Idee des “Volkskriegs”
In Russia’s cultural memory, the idea that Napoleon’s forces were crushed in a war with Russian people is widespread. Leo Tolstoy popularized this concept of a “people’s war”. Stalinist court historians refined this concept with Marxist notions. To this day, this concept to sources and ideology. A reassessment is still pending.