Putin S Russia And The Falsification Of History

Author: Anton Weiss-Wendt
Editor: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 1350130532
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This book provides a bold examination of the political use of history in contemporary Russia. Anton Weiss-Wendt argues that history is yet another discipline misappropriated by the Kremlin for the purpose of rallying the population. He explains how, since the pro-democracy protests in 2011–12, the Russian government has hamstrung independent research and aligned state institutions in the promotion of militant patriotism. The entire state machinery has been mobilized to construe a single, glorious historical narrative with the focus on Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. Putin's Russia and the Falsification of History examines the intricate networks in Russia that engage in “historymaking.” Whether it is the Holocaust or Soviet mass terror, Tsars or Stalin, the regime promotes a syncretic interpretation of Russian history that supports the notion of a strong state and authoritarian rule. That interpretation finds its way into new monuments, exhibitions, and quasi-professional associations. In addition to administrative measures of control, the Russian state has been using the penal code to censor critical perspectives on history, typically advanced by individuals who also happen to call for a political change in Russia. This powerful book shows how history is increasingly becoming an element of political technology in Russia, with the systematic destruction of independent institutions setting the very future of History as an academic discipline in Russia in doubt.
Putin’s Russia and the Falsification of History
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Anton Weiss-Wendt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This book provides a bold examination of the political use of history in contemporary Russia. Anton Weiss-Wendt argues that history is yet another discipline misappropriated by the Kremlin for the purpose of rallying the population. He explains how, since the pro-democracy protests in 2011–12, the Russian government has hamstrung independent
Putin's Russia and the Falsification of History
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Anton Weiss-Wendt
Categories: Censorship
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

Introduction -- 1. A Geopolitical Meaning of History -- 2. State Affiliates Manufacturing the "Historical Truth" -- 3. For Victory, for Stalin, for Putin! -- 4. Militant Patriotism -- 5. Monumental Mediocrity -- 6. Hijacking the Holocaust -- 7. Injustice of Historic Proportion Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.
Putin’s Russia and the Falsification of History
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Anton Weiss-Wendt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This book provides a bold examination of the political use of history in contemporary Russia. Anton Weiss-Wendt argues that history is yet another discipline misappropriated by the Kremlin for the purpose of rallying the population. He explains how, since the pro-democracy protests in 2011–12, the Russian government has hamstrung independent
Russia and the Soviet Union
Language: en
Pages: 744
Authors: John M. Thompson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-01 - Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

This lucid account of Russian and Soviet history presents major trends and events from ancient Kievan Rus' to Vladimir Putin's presidency of the twenty-first century. Now thoroughly revised and updated, Russia and the Soviet Union addresses controversial topics, including the impact of the Mongol conquest, the paradoxes of Peter the
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Peter Pomerantsev
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-11 - Publisher: PublicAffairs

In the new Russia, even dictatorship is a reality show. Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, suicidal supermodels, Hell’s Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors, and oligarch revolutionaries: welcome to the glittering, surreal heart of twenty-first-century Russia. It is a world erupting