KURILLA I.I. Political “Use of history” in contemporary Russia

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2012.1.24

Kurilla Ivan Ivanovich

Doctor Nauk (History), Professor, Head of the Department of International Relations and Area Studies, 

Volgograd State University

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Abstract. In the article the author analyzes the use of history as a tool of identity formation in contemporary Russia; political essence of the process is demonstrated and the main challenges to the unified historical narrative are exposed. The author proposes to fill in the narrative with the presentment of discussions on debatable issues.

Key words: comparative political science, use of history, historical narrative, history textbooks, pop-history, national and group identity formation.

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