We start with a commonplace: “Public history in Russia is a new phenomenon.” Talk about it started 10 years ago.
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Monthly Editorial October 19 | Ежемесячное издание: октябрь 19 | Einführung in den Monat Oktober 19
History Politics as kind of siege mentality, when the state sees any criticism of its past as support for the enemy. See e.g. Sandarmokh.
The present is increasing pressure and shrinks historical time. Presentism aims to comprehend the complexity, in which the past cannot be objectively…
Some years have passed since the appearance of the Historical and Cultural Standard (ИКС) for teaching Russian history. It has significantly changed the…
Public history in Russia reveals the state’s desire to monopolize public space associated with the past. This new direction, consequently, cannot find a constructive dialogue with the state, society and professional historians.
In Russia, the October Revolution of 1917 is not celebrated for more than a quarter of a century. However, the centennial anniversary of 1917 cannot be circumvented – 1917 and the subsequent events, which are now commonly called the “Great Russian Revolution.”
Thus, the Russian authorities are trying to build a patriotic collective memory and identity on the basis of the history of the Great Patriotic War. The Cold War is on the path to oblivion.