Focusing on the role of the Soviet legacy the author conducts a detailed analysis of the restoration work, as well as the official discourse surrounding it. The aim is to uncovering the ideological ambiguities of Russia’s most recent top-down modernization, a modernization based on values claimed to be “conservative”.
PhD from Moscow State University for Humanities, and the Swedish Institute’s visiting researcher at CBEES, Södertörn University. At CBEES she is connected to the research project “The Vision of Eurasia: Eurasianist Influences on Politics, Culture and Ideology in Russia Today”.
Articles by Irina Kotkina
The 13th Annual Aleksanteri Conference “Russia and the World”, which took place in the main building of the University of Helsinki, October 23–25, was dedicated first and foremost to Russian foreign policy.