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The Soviet Past in Today’s Russia: Reckoning or resurgence?

The myth of the Soviet Union and the struggle for interpretation of the past

There is a struggle over the image of the Soviet past in Russian society today. What image of Stalin is there in today’s society? Why is his popularity growing in Russia? How is the communist past being reckoned with and how do Western societies see Russia?



Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Gesellschaft Memorial International
The event is free of charge


Gerd Koenen

journalist and freelance historian

Gusel Jachina

writer and filmmaker

Irina Scherbakowa

member of the board, Gesellschaft Memorial International

Jens Siegert

journalist and publisher