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Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya 1986-2011: The Resurrections of a Soviet Saint in Today’s Russia

Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya 1986-2011: The Resurrections of a Soviet Saint in Today’s Russia
  1. Author: Russian and East European Institute
  2. Number of episodes: 1
  3. Web site: http://www.iu.edu/~celtie/Lessons/Russian/harris/harris.html

Podcast Description:

This talk analyzes the popular response to Soviet myths in the post-Soviet period by examining the complicated treatment of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya. As arguably the most famous Soviet World War II martyr, Kosmodemyanskaya’s image splintered after glasnost’ and became the focus of fierce debate before fading from national consciousness.

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Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya 1986-2011: The Resurrections of a Soviet Saint in Today’s Russia

  Name Time Artist/Performer Release Date Description Author Language  
1.Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya 1986-2011: The Resurrections of a Soviet Saint in Today’s Russia01:03:03Adrienne Harris11/7/2011This talk focuses on why the image of Kosmodemyanskaya has remained relevant while other Soviet heroes have been neglected since 1991. It also takes up questions of collective memory that arise when a nation undergoes dramatic upheaval, the stability of heroes as exemplars of national values, and the transformations of those same heroes under new regimes.Russian and East European InstituteEnglishDownload