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