Symbolism and the transformation of the national historical narrative in postsoviet Russia
Ch. 33. P. 377-387.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia needed a new symbolism to provide a basis for renewed national identity and a vision of a common past and future. Constructing appropriate symbols became vitally important for cultivating national solidarity and loyalty to the new Russian state. The chapter describes the major stages of evolution of the symbolic programme developed by the Russian state, with a special focus on transformations of the national historical narrative, meaning a shared template for describing the past of the nation in a way that “explains” its present and future.
Политика памяти о Второй мировой войне в бывших республиках социалистической Югославии: символические и коммеморативные аспекты
, , Вестник Российского университета дружбы народов. Серия: Политология 2021 Т. 23 № 4 С. 659-674
The paper analyses the politics of memory of the World War II (WWII) in socialist Yugoslavia and compares the corresponding commemorative practices in the post-Yugoslav republics. The focus is on the design of holidays and memorial dates that reflect the symbolic and valuable attitudes of society, as well as the trajectory of nation-building. The formation ...
Added: December 24, 2021
The embarrassing centenary: reinterpretation of the 1917 Revolution in the official historical narrative of post-Soviet Russia (1991–2017)
, Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity 2018 Vol. 46 No. 2 P. 272-289
This article traces the reinterpretation of the Revolution(s) of 1917 in the official historical narrative of post-Soviet Russia. Its construction is an essentially political process, as its discursive hegemony depends on how it fits into the symbolic landscape created by various social actors. The task of reinterpretation of the revolution is complicated by its centrality for two conflicting patterns ...
Added: February 18, 2018
, Полис. Политические исследования 2018 № 1 С. 9-25
The article analyzes practices of public commemoration of the centenary of the February and October revolutions in Russia. It reconstructs the symbolic strategies and historical narratives of the key mnemonic actors – the ruling elite, the Communists, the Russian Orthodox Church, the “Conservatives”, the Liberals etc. The analysis is based on recent texts of the ...
Added: January 26, 2018
«Габсбургские рамки» польской памяти в Австро-Венгерской империи второй половины XIX – начала XX века
, Диалог со временем 2020 № 70 С. 286-304
The paper is focused on analysis of dynamics of Polish national memory in the context of the Austro-Hungarian Empire of the second half of the 19th – early 20th centuries. The research is based on the concept of “frameworks of memory” introduced by Maurice Halbwachs. The idea is that Polish national memory had been developing ...
Added: April 26, 2020
, Мировая экономика и международные отношения 2022 Т. 66 № 7 С. 81-93
Divided societies project new cleavages into the contemporary divided world. Assessing cleavages as drivers of social change and evaluating their positive potential versus evident negative impacts is a key element for forecasting prospects of social development. The paper addresses social and economic statistical data, opinion polls and academic research input of the past decade to ...
Added: April 19, 2023
, PolitBook 2016 № 4 С. 65-83
The article analyzes the directions and forms of use of historical memory in the politics of identity over time-the European Union and the role of Russia's image in the interpretation of the Europeytsy its history and strengthen the European identity. The author, you-allowed three directions of the politics of memory EU: the creation of a ...
Added: December 12, 2018
, Полис. Политические исследования 2018 № 2 С. 37-56
The article presents the results of the study of public commemoration of the centenary of the February and October revolutions in Russia as the episode of politics of memory. It compares historical narratives of the key mnemonic actors – the ruling elite, the Communists, the Russian Orthodox Church, the “Conservatives”, the Liberals etc. The analysis ...
Added: April 4, 2018
, Вестник РГГУ. Серия "Социология" 2015 № 2 С. 86-95
“Worker and Collective Farm Girl” as a significant symbol of the Soviet past and the “standard of socialist realism” has its complicated biography in Moscow urban space. In this article, author examines the performance and perception of the monument “Worker and Collective Farm Girl”, based on the concept of the politics of memory. Author analyses ...
Added: October 28, 2016
, Новое литературное обозрение 2022 № 174 С. 164-177
The article examines the ways of organizing the park space, as well as landscape design of exhibition areas in the Muzeon Sculpture Park. The main purpose of the article is to analyze the exposition space of the Museum as an embodiment of the project of «nostalgic modernization» in the camp style in order to neutralize ...
Added: August 21, 2022
, Политическая наука 2020 № 2 С. 143-162
The author analyzes the development of the multimedia project «Russia – my history» using the example of Moscow historical park that was reconstructed in 2018. The research compares the ways of the historical narrative mediation (before and after the reconstruction of the exhibition pavilion) through the lenses of the theoretical approaches developed by H. White, ...
Added: December 3, 2020
, , in : War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. P. 43-70.
Added: December 23, 2017
“Masha and the Bear” in the context of the new Cold war: the question of the role of cinema in symbolic politics
, , , in : Современное состояние медиаобразования в России в контексте мировых тенденций» (к 65-летию почетного президента Ассоциации кинообразования и медиапедагогики России, профессора А.В. Федорова). : Ростов н/Д, Таганрог : Ростовский государственный экономический университет, 2019. P. 183-188.
The paper focuses on the current discussions on the cartoon “Masha and the Bear” as a factor in geopolitics and international security. The authors show that using the frame of symbolic politics as a methodology for analyzing the problem of “cinema and politics” has a great heuristic potential ...
Added: November 20, 2019
, , et al., The Russian Journal of Communication 2016
Images and symbols alluding to different events in the present and past play significant roles in the social construction of people’s identities. Our lives are largely dependent upon what we tend to forget, and what we still remember. As Sochi Olympics Games pass away, their shade is getting long enough to make an attempt to ...
Added: November 25, 2015
Польские мемуарные свидетельства 1920-1930-х годов о Российской империи: обстоятельства создания и информационная ценность
, Вестник Российского фонда фундаментальных исследований. Гуманитарные и общественные науки 2017 № 1 (86) С. 32-43
The Polish memoirs of the interwar period help to understand how the Poles recalled the pre-revolutionary times by settling with the past after the collapse of the Russian Empire, establishment of the Bolshevik regime and the rebirth of independent Poland. These memoir narratives are crucial for the understanding of continuity in the Russian and Polish ...
Added: February 15, 2018
, Полис. Политические исследования 2015 № 4 С. 12-21
The article describes theoretical junctions revealed by different definitions and usages of the concept “political myth”. It argues that the main difficulty results from the fact that “myth” is a “universal” social phenomenon that is rather “particular” in its manifestation: it is fundamental for any society, but its “work” depends on perception of specific groups ...
Added: July 23, 2015
, , В кн. : Политика аффекта: музей как пространство публичной истории. : М. : Новое литературное обозрение, 2019. С. 384-395.
Сборник посвящен музею как пространству взаимодействия с прошлым. Современные музеи выполняют традиционную для просвещенческого проекта образовательную функцию, предоставляя возможности для познания того или иного фрагмента прошлого. При этом музеи все больше заботятся о соучастии зрителей, активизируя различные аспекты их опыта. Музеи работают с материальностью, телесностью, изображениями, звуками и запахами, становятся местом для театральных постановок и ...
Added: April 9, 2019
, Вестник Пермского университета. Серия: Политология 2018 № 1 С. 108-121
The article analyzes the role of the Unified State Exam in History in forming the repertoire of the usable past, which determines the content of the national identity. The analysis of the examination tasks has revealed different commemorative density of the periods of Russian history. The author states that the exam is integrated into the ...
Added: April 10, 2018
Депутаты Государственной думы как акторы российской политики памяти: на примере трансформации Федерального закона «О днях воинской славы и памятных датах России»
, , Политическая наука 2023 № 1 С. 113-138
The article contributes to the literature about the key actors of the Russian politics of memory, as public activity focused at promotion of specific interpretations of collective past. It takes the transformations of the federal law “On the days of military glory and commemorative dates of Russia” as a case for analysis of the role ...
Added: March 17, 2023
, International Public History 2018 Vol. 1 No. 2 P. 1-4
This article discusses the representation of the era of the October Revolution and the Civil War in contemporary Russian popular cinema. It describes the modern tools used by the state to create new images of the past and to reconstruct history in Russian popular culture. It also considers how Russian society has reacted to this ...
Added: January 16, 2019
, Юго-Восточная Азия: актуальные проблемы развития 2022 Т. 1 № 1 (54) С. 304-317
The article analyses the influence of issues of the historical past on the contemporary Japan-Singapore relations. The key features of the Singaporean memory about the World War 2 were revealed. The connection between the contemporary Singaporean politics of memory and nation-building processes was explored. The contemporary Japanese approach to the policy towards SEA countries was ...
Added: September 10, 2022
Odessa : Фенiкс, 2015
Scientific and educational project "Culture of Reconiliation: New historical consciousness in Ukraine" was held in autumn 2015 with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany and the society "Bochum - Donetsk" (Germany). The project brought together the experts studying the problems of historical memory and the collisions of historical narratives, problems of healing ...
Added: March 3, 2016
, , et al., The Russian Journal of Communication 2017 Vol. 9 No. 1 P. 1-18
This article couples framing analyses with social identity issues to provide a critical discourse analysis of the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony, along with the various media depictions surrounding it. Moreover, it explores the idea of 'derzhava' as a rediscovered political narrative/frame in Russian symbolic politics. We argue that images and symbols alluding to different events ...
Added: December 19, 2017
, Политическая наука 2020 Т. 2 С. 204-220
Today, the concept of «sovereignty» is one of the most actively used, both in political theory and in practical politics. Sovereignty as a theoretical concept can be understood in different ways: as a given principle of international relations (K. Waltz), as an international institution (R. Keohan), a social construct (A. Wendt), or a special practice of power (M. Foucault). ...
Added: June 22, 2020
, Неприкосновенный запас. Дебаты о политике и культуре 2018 № 2 С. 203-224
In the article, the problems of historical memory and cultural landscapes are studied on the example of the Soviet Lviv of 1945-1990 ...
Added: June 15, 2018