To what extent do young adults in migrant and non-migrant families identify with their parents’ homeland and period of history? Under what conditions do the historical memories and political attitudes of young adults in migrant and non-migrant families converge with, or diverge from, those of their parents? What kinds of historical memories are conducive to solidarity and pluralist political attitudes or, conversely, to indifference and intolerance? The ERC-funded MoveMeRU project will answer these questions. It will focus on the Russian migrant population in Germany, Estonia, and Canada. The findings will shed light on the use of memories to appeal to the emotions of Russians at home and abroad, and how this is leveraged to increase their sense of belonging to Russia.
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, grant agreement number 101042339. The project start was on 1 September 2022.