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?
journalist and freelance historian
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member of the board, Gesellschaft Memorial International
journalist and publisher