Podcast: Roundtable Osteuropa 14

9 May in Russia: Memory (politics) of World War II


This year’s celebrations of the end World War II have been long in the planning in Russia. But the spread of Covid-19 has made it inevitable to postpone the most important events, notably the military parade in Moscow. Already last year, President Vladimir Putin declared 2020 a year of victory and glory, demonstrating once more that the Soviet victory is a very important resource for identification with the Russian state. In the year of the 75th anniversary of its end, the memory of World War II has become an immensely controversial topic in international politics. At the same time, it is one of the last anniversaries that a significant number of veterans can join. In the podcast, slavicist Nina Frieß and political scientists George Soroka and Félix Krawatzek discuss the importance of victory day for Russia, its relevance abroad and what young people make of the victory today.


Roundtable Osteuropa

Der Roundtable Osteuropa ist ein Podcast des ZOiS. Hier diskutieren Wissenschaftler*innen des ZOiS und Gäste über ihre Forschung zu Osteuropa. Dabei gehen wir auf aktuelle Ereignisse in Politik und Gesellschaft ein, versuchen aber auch, unbekanntere Themen zu beleuchten – mit Einblicken aus Soziologie, Politikwissenschaften, Geografie, Sozialanthropologie, Literaturwissenschaften und Theologie.

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