Looking Back at Brezhnev

Russian History

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Looking Back at Brezhnev

Russian History


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     See Otto Boele“Remembering Brezhnev in the New Millennium: Post-Soviet Nostalgia and Local Identity in the City of Novorossiisk,” The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 38 (2011): 3–29as well as the theme issue on the “long 1970s” in the Russian journal Neprikosnovennyi zapas 52 (2007). On post-Communist nostalgia see Maria Todorova and Zsuzsa Gille eds. Post-Communist Nostalgia (New York: Berghann Books 2012).

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     For example in 2013the Levada Center released statistics where Brezhnev had a 56% positive rating ahead of Lenin with 55% Stalin 50% Nicholas II 48% Khrushchev 45% and Gorbachev and Yeltsin at 22% each. Levada Center press release May 22 2013. http://www.levada.ru/22-05-2013/otnoshenie-rossiyan-k-glavam-rossiiskogo-gosudarstva-raznogo-vremeni.

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    Dmitrii Bykov“Russkii tormoz,” Novaya gazeta21 January 2014.

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    Mark Lipovetsky“Self-Portrait on a Timeless Background: Transformations of the Autobiographical Mode in Russian Postmodernism,” a/b: Auto/Biography Studies11: 2 (Fall 1996): 141–142.

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    Julianne Fürst“Where Did All the Normal People Go?: Another Look at the Soviet 1970s,” Kritika14 no. 2 (summer 2013) 621–40.

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    Vladimir Kontorovich“A Cold War creature that sat out the Cold War,” Europe-Asia Studies 66: 5 (2014) 811–829.

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    Vitaly Naishul“Liberalizm i ekonomicheskie reformy,” Mirovaya ekonomika i mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya 30 (August 1992) 35–54.

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