The nature of Russia’s identity: the theme of “Russia and the West” in post-Soviet culture
Marsh, R., 2008. The nature of Russia’s identity: the theme of “Russia and the West” in post-Soviet culture. In: Kanet, R. E., ed. Identities, Nations and Politics after Communism. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 149-172.
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The aim of this paper is to present a brief overview of the treatment in post-Soviet culture and the media, especially in literature, film and publitsistika on historical themes, of certain aspects of the perennial debate about ‘Russia and the West’. I will ask whether the West is still regarded as Russia’s ‘Other’, or whether, in a period when Russia has been more open to the West than ever before, and Western and Russian tastes in historical and other fiction appear to be converging, such a polar opposition can now be seen as fundamentally outdated.
|Item Type||Book Sections|
|Editors||Kanet, R. E.|
|Departments||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Politics Languages and International Studies|
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