Interview with Igor Casu,Â Associate Professor at the Faculty of History and Philosophy, Moldova State University, Chisinau; Director of the Center for the Study of Totalitarianism, Moldova State University; Deputy Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study and Evaluation of Communist Totalitarian Regime in Moldova
“We live in a state of tyranny, both in domestic and in foreign policy.” Interview with Irina Fliege
Irina FliegeÂ isÂ a senior researcher at theÂ Russian human rights group Memorial. We talked to her ahead of the conference to hear her thoughts on the Centre Memorial, some of the challenges they are facing and relations between Russia and the West. For the Russian VersionÂ Ð½Ð°Ð¶Ð¼Ð¸Ñ‚Ðµ Ð·Ð´ÐµÑ?ÑŒ.
We talked to Ekaterina Makhotina ahead of this year’s conference about Western-Russian relations, shared cultures of memory and her expectations for the conference. For the Russian versionÂ Ð½Ð°Ð¶Ð¼Ð¸Ñ‚Ðµ Ð·Ð´ÐµÑ?ÑŒ.
Museum Representations of the Second World War in Lithuania by Ekaterina Makhotina While I was undertaking research in Lithuanian archives and museums many local people took pity on me when they heard about my topic. â€˜Why the Second World War?â€™ was the question they typically asked me. On many occasions I was told that the Read more…
Great Patriotic War Narratives in the Russian Cinema: Collective Self, Internal Others, and Dislocations of Identity
by Andrey Makarychev This article examines how recent Russian films about World War II play with traditional Soviet narratives of the war. Rather than simply repeating themes of the victorious Soviet Union and the defeated aggressor, the films examine topics with much greater nuance, including an Orthodox priest who is forced to collaborate with the Read more…