Memory and Authoritarianism: The Struggle for the Past in Putin's Russia

Grant number: DE150100838 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018



Over the past decade, the Russian state has reasserted a role in shaping how the past is narrated and represented, both within Russia and beyond. This project critically examines this phenomenon, drawing on close readings of sources including history textbooks, monuments and mass media. The project aims to enhance understanding of how narratives about the past are being mobilised in contemporary dynamics between the Russian state and Russian civil society.