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1 Introduction An essential layer of the historical memory of Kazakhstanis is embedded in the history of the Great Patriotic War. Like all of World War II , the Great Patriotic War 1 is a frequently debated topic in Kazakhstani historiography and abroad. The history of the war was

In: Asian Review of World Histories

Stalinist state’s prosecution of the Great Patriotic War. MAP 1 Map of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and the fifteen other states that made up the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics The First World War as Prelude to the Second World War It is well known that Hitler

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In: Journal of Migration History

Chapter ten the Great patrIOtIC War and here, in defiance of the fact that death is staring me in the eye— Because of your words I am voting for: For a door to become a door, a lock—a lock once more, For this morose beast within my breast to become a heart. But the thing is, that we are all fated

In: The Unsung Hero of the Russian Avant-Garde: The Life and Times of Nikolay Punin

Julie K. deGraffenried, Sacrificing Childhood: Children and the Soviet State in the Great Patriotic War . Lawrence, KS : University of Kansas Press, 2014. 248 pp., xv, illustrations, $ 34.95 (hardcover) ISBN 978-0-700-62002-9. Belatedly, the history of childhood has been making its way

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

History of the Great Patriotic War, which has been housed in a new building since 2014, in an only slightly revised permanent exhibition. In both the old and the new exhibition, I found an interpretation of the Second World War which was still very Soviet in its characteristics. The presentation was and

In: War and Remembrance

Chapter Three From Stalin’s ‘Great Leap Forwards’ to the ‘Great Patriotic War’ (1929–41) With the bene t of hindsight, and without postulating historical inevitability, one can say that the years of the New Economic Policy (NEP) were a relatively calm intermezzo in the process of state building

In: Western Marxism and the Soviet Union

Chapter Four From the ‘Great Patriotic War’ to the Structural Assimilation of Eastern Europe (1941–56) A sudden offensive by German troops against the Soviet Union on 22 July 1941 unambiguously ended the two-year old pact between the two countries. The rapidly advancing German armies forced the

In: Western Marxism and the Soviet Union

The outbreak of the Great Patriotic War on 22 June 1941 terminated many Soviet plans for the development of the Northern Sea Route and the Arctic. This, however, did not bring the exploitation of the route to a standstill. Together with the Northern Fleet, the GUSMP battled for the Soviet

In: From Northeast Passage to Northern Sea Route

form of the institutionalization of cultural memory was manifested through monuments and memorials. On 8 May, 1965, at the Heroes’ Square in the center of Tbilisi, a memorial was unveiled glorifying the warriors who died “in the struggle for the homeland in the Great Patriotic War.” 8 This was

In: War and Remembrance

246 Book Reviews / Canadian – American Slavic Studies 45 (2011) 235–257 Jeff rey W. Jones. Everyday Life and the “Reconstruction” of Soviet Russia during and after the Great Patriotic War, 1943-1948. Bloomington, IN: Slavica, 2008. xiv, 309 pp. $29.95 (paper). In this study of post

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies