Research Seminar: 'Nationalism and Political Culture in Symbols and Myths in Putin’s Russia: 1999-2010'
|Starts:||16:30 17 Nov 2014|
|Ends:||18:00 17 Nov 2014|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Yuri Teper|
Dr Yuri Teper
(Bar-Ilan University & the Israeli Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies)
This presentation analyses official representations of Russian identity during Putin's rule. Teper suggests that Putin has successfully merged both Tsarist and Soviet symbolic heritages to recreate Russia's traditional national statist model in a new post-Soviet identity. The new Russian identity is differentiated from other ex-Soviet republics, but still lacks a positive substance, being defined mainly through negative representation of the 'Other'. The presentation explores why Russia has been forced to return to its traditional great-power anti-western identity, and why this choice has facilitated its regression towards its current authoritarian patterns. It will further investigate how the absence of a consolidated national identity has been hindering Russia's democratic development and will hypothesize on possible future outcomes of the current national particularization.
Dr Yuri Teper
Organisation: Bar-Ilan University and the Israeli Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies
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