By Serhy Yekelchyk
Based on declassified fabrics from 8 Ukrainian and Russian documents, Stalin's Empire of Memory, bargains a fancy and vibrant research of the politics of reminiscence less than Stalinism. utilizing the Ukrainian republic as a case learn, Serhy Yekelchyk elucidates the tricky interplay among the Kremlin, non-Russian intellectuals, and their audiences.
Yekelchyk posits that modern representations of the earlier mirrored the USSR's evolution into an empire with a posh hierarchy between its international locations. actually, he argues, the professionals by no means relatively controlled to regulate well known ancient mind's eye or absolutely reconcile Russia's 'glorious prior' with nationwide mythologies of the non-Russian nationalities.
Combining archival examine with an cutting edge technique that hyperlinks scholarly and political texts with the literary works and creative photos, Stalin's Empire of Memory provides a lucid, readable textual content that would develop into vital for college students, teachers, and a person attracted to Russian history.
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