The nature of Russia’s identity: the theme of “Russia and the West” in post-Soviet culture

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Abstract

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in historical and other fiction appear to be converging, such a polar opposition can now be seen as fundamentally outdated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIdentities, Nations and Politics after Communism
EditorsRoger E Kanet
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages149-172
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780415460224
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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