Rußland in den neunziger Jahren. Umrisse eines schwierigen Selbstgesprächs.
Cultural and political implications of the first post-soviet lustrum since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Self-representation of politicians in the era of Boris Yeltsin.
Inaugural Address is a new ideological text in Russian political discourse. The author presents a cognitive-discursive approach to describing ways of (re)production of conceptions about power and ways of formation knowledge about new political institute (institute of president).
The article analyses main historoical myths and symbolic poits of reference, structuring offitial pictures of the (mainly medieval) past in the Soviet and post-Soviet metanarratives.
As a technology, the blogosphere emerged at roughly the same time in every part of the world, and is supported by technologies that spread at great speed, as a rule, irrespectively of national borders. Nonetheless, as with all new technological resources (such as the telephone and the car), their adaptation across the globe can be culturally specific. Access to virtual communication (a LiveJournal account, an email address) can enable a user to take up social roles that are not available to them in their life outside the internet. To what extent can we use the Russian blogosphere as an example of either a society of detached fl âneurs, or as a “community of experience”? In order to answer this question, we need to map out the external offl ine boundaries of our subject matter, or, to be more precise, its border posts—those issues in public and political life which are actively depicted in both environments but which are most passionately discussed in the blogosphere and on social networking sites.
Article is devoted the description of features of a blog sphere of a Russian Internet, as independent media phenomenon. In a modern Russian discourse reduction of sphere of a public policy, imposing to editions and authors of opinions, self-censorship of editions that leads to expansion of sphere of influence of a blog sphere for free discussion of political problems is noticed.
New political, social and cultural reality in the first five years since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
A dramatic change in media coverage of the wars in Chechnya from sharp criticism in 1995 to almost unanimous support in 1999 has at least one consequence and several causes. Both wars were presented by TV news as a series of disconnected actions, which can be easily visualised: separate battles and cases of people’s suffering. This helped to stop the first war, but the disappearing of the visualised actions in the midwar period lead to silencing the Chechen problem. Meanwhile, politicians learned from their mistakes and formed a consistent policy towards the media (which they lacked before). Furthermore, NTV channel, the major source of alternative coverage of the first war, has found itself much more dependent on various external forces after it voluntarily supported the incumbent in the presidential elections in 1996. One of the NTV executives has formulated what can be called the major result of its struggle for independent coverage: With our own hands we have created a monstrous system that gonna eat us.