Introduction World War II in Soviet and Post-Soviet Memory

Introduction World War II in Soviet and Post-Soviet Memory Th e Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 38 (2011) 97–103 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187633211X589088 brill.nl/spsr 1 ) Nina Tumarkin, Th e Living and the Dead: Th e Rise and Fall of the Cult of World War II in Russia (New York: Basic Books, 1994), 200. 2 ) Tumarkin, Th e Living and the Dead, 190, 193. 3 ) Tumarkin, Th e Living and the Dead, 174-81, 187-91. Introduction World War II in Soviet and Post-Soviet Memory Lisa Kirschenbaum Department of History, West Chester University Abstract Th is essay introduces the fi ve articles that comprise the special issue of Soviet and Post-Soviet Review on “World War II in Soviet and Post-Soviet Memory.” It highlights the variety of means employed by the contributors to explain and assess the construction, reconfi guration, and uncanny persistence of the Great Patriotic War in individual, local, and national narratives. Th e essay also suggests pathways for future research. Keywords Myth ; Memory ; Stalin ; Veterans ; Victory Day ; Putin ; Gender , Identity In 1990, historian Nina Tumarkin witnessed what appeared to be “the swan song of the cult of the Great Patriotic War.” 1 Moscow’s solemn, low http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Soviet and Post Soviet Review Brill

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© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1075-1262
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1876-3324
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10.1163/187633211X589088
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Th e Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 38 (2011) 97–103 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187633211X589088 brill.nl/spsr 1 ) Nina Tumarkin, Th e Living and the Dead: Th e Rise and Fall of the Cult of World War II in Russia (New York: Basic Books, 1994), 200. 2 ) Tumarkin, Th e Living and the Dead, 190, 193. 3 ) Tumarkin, Th e Living and the Dead, 174-81, 187-91. Introduction World War II in Soviet and Post-Soviet Memory Lisa Kirschenbaum Department of History, West Chester University Abstract Th is essay introduces the fi ve articles that comprise the special issue of Soviet and Post-Soviet Review on “World War II in Soviet and Post-Soviet Memory.” It highlights the variety of means employed by the contributors to explain and assess the construction, reconfi guration, and uncanny persistence of the Great Patriotic War in individual, local, and national narratives. Th e essay also suggests pathways for future research. Keywords Myth ; Memory ; Stalin ; Veterans ; Victory Day ; Putin ; Gender , Identity In 1990, historian Nina Tumarkin witnessed what appeared to be “the swan song of the cult of the Great Patriotic War.” 1 Moscow’s solemn, low

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The Soviet and Post Soviet ReviewBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: VETERANS; GENDER; IDENTITY; MYTH; STALIN; PUTIN; VICTORY DAY; MEMORY

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