The aim of this paper is to present a brief overview of the treatment in post-Soviet culture and the media, especially in literature, film and publitsistika on historical themes, of certain aspects of the perennial debate about ‘Russia and the West’. I will ask whether the West is still regarded as Russia’s ‘Other’, or whether, in a period when Russia has been more open to the West than ever before, and Western and Russian tastes in historical and other fiction appear to be converging, such a polar opposition can now be seen as fundamentally outdated.
|Title of host publication||Identities, Nations and Politics after Communism|
|Editors||Roger E Kanet|
|Place of Publication||London and New York|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|