Stalin's Empire of Memory

Stalin's Empire of Memory

Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination

eBook - 2004
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Based on declassified materials from eight Ukrainian and Russian archives, Stalin's Empire of Memory, offers a complex and vivid analysis of the politics of memory under Stalinism. Using the Ukrainian republic as a case study, Serhy Yekelchyk elucidates the intricate interaction between the Kremlin, non-Russian intellectuals, and their audiences. Yekelchyk posits that contemporary representations of the past reflected the USSR's evolution into an empire with a complex hierarchy among its nations. In reality, he argues, the authorities never quite managed to control popular historical imagination or fully reconcile Russia's 'glorious past' with national mythologies of the non-Russian nationalities.Combining archival research with an innovative methodology that links scholarly and political texts with the literary works and artistic images, Stalin's Empire of Memory presents a lucid, readable text that will become a must-have for students, academics, and anyone interested in Russian history.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. :, University of Toronto Press,, Ă2004
ISBN: 9781281994639
1281994634
9781442680166
1442680164
9780802088086
0802088082
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 231 pages) : portraits

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