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Article by Ekaterina Makhotina

Ein „victim turn“? Gesellschaftliche und staatliche Formen der Opfererinnerung in Russland

TD: volume 16, issue 2019, 1, page 61–74


Es folgt die Zusammenfassung in englischer Sprache following the article short description

The debate about the past in Russia is characterized by an intensification of politics of history. The government attaches great importance to school curricula and the standardization of textbooks. In this narrative, most of all the military glory serves as a unifying „bracket“ for patriotic education. However, there is partly a „victim turn“ in the Russian remembrance landscape: due to the individual stories of the war generation and the victims of Stalinism, an unheroic kind history is getting more and more important for the medialization of history. History policy under Putin is seeking to integrate new social practices into the official rituals.