Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination

Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination

Serhy Yekelchyk / Jul 18, 2019

Stalin s Empire of Memory Russian Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination Based on declassified materials from eight Ukrainian and Russian archives Stalin s Empire of Memory offers a complex and vivid analysis of the politics of memory under Stalinism Using the Ukrainian

  • Title: Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination
  • Author: Serhy Yekelchyk
  • ISBN: 9780802088086
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Based on declassified materials from eight Ukrainian and Russian archives, Stalin s Empire of Memory, offers a complex and vivid analysis of the politics of memory under Stalinism Using the Ukrainian republic as a case study, Serhy Yekelchyk elucidates the intricate interaction between the Kremlin, non Russian intellectuals, and their audiences.Yekelchyk posits that conteBased on declassified materials from eight Ukrainian and Russian archives, Stalin s Empire of Memory, offers a complex and vivid analysis of the politics of memory under Stalinism Using the Ukrainian republic as a case study, Serhy Yekelchyk elucidates the intricate interaction between the Kremlin, non Russian intellectuals, and their audiences.Yekelchyk posits that contemporary representations of the past reflected the USSR s evolution into an empire with a complex hierarchy among its nations In reality, he argues, the authorities never quite managed to control popular historical imagination or fully reconcile Russia s glorious past with national mythologies of the non Russian nationalities.Combining archival research with an innovative methodology that links scholarly and political texts with the literary works and artistic images, Stalin s Empire of Memory presents a lucid, readable text that will become a must have for students, academics, and anyone interested in Russian history.

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    1. Serhy Yekelchyk's book is a must read for students of East European history and politics. Rather than to assume homogeneity of cultural memory production in the Soviet Ukraine, the author poses and develops alternative argument. According to Yekelchyk, the Ukrainian intellectuals navigated between the notions of class and nation in mass culture production in the late Stalin's years. Paradoxically, even in harsh years of purges and repressions, they contributed to codification of Ukrainian litera [...]


    2. Summary: In his book, Yekelchyk moves past the question of whether the Soviet Union was a nation-braker or a nation-maker and instead asks "how interaction among Moscow ideologues, local bureaucrats, non-Russian intellectuals and their audiences had shaped national identities within the USSR." He notes that although the shift from proletarian internationalism to (Russocentric) nationalism is well-documented, very little attention has been paid to the way it was undertaken in non-Russian republic [...]


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