The article addresses the question about the characteristics of everyday knowledge about the past and its features which appeared in the discussions on the online forum. To answer this question the paper explores, first, the kind of source which is provided by the chosen web forum, the type of communication which takes place there and its influence on the content of statements about the past made by users of the online forum. Second, the main part of this paperis devoted to the analysis of the online discussions’ contents and to the explication of the characteristics of popular knowledge of the past. In the conclusion, the article argues that the discussions about history include some common elements, which turn this kind of knowledge into the particular pattern of everyday knowledge.
In this article author talks about the difficulties on the way meets the politics of memory in contemporary Russia. The lack of consensus in society about the important historical events is a big problem, a negative impact on attempts to form a national identity. It recognizes and power itself, is not ready to formulate a more or less logical and compelling narrative at this point in time. This is fully confirmed by the example of "Yeltsin Center" in Ekaterinburg. Ambiguous attitude to the reign of Boris Yeltsin, however, does not stop the Russian government, is carrying out the practice of political legitimation, using the symbolic legacy of the 1990s.