Irina Papkova

Irina Papkova is a Research Fellow of Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. She spent five years teaching at the Department of International Relations and European Studies at Central European University, Budapest.

 

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Evolving Expectations:
The Russian Orthodox Church and the Collapse of Communism

The twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is a self-evidently appropriate moment for reflection on the momentous importance of the revolutionary events of 1989 and their ongoing consequences. This paper contributes to the rapidly growing literature on the subject of “1989 – Twenty Years Later” by seeking to identify the political and …
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Saving the Third Rome. “Fall of the Empire”, Byzantium and Putin’s Russia

This article examines some of the symbolic political and cultural implications of “Fall of the Empire: Byzantium’s Lesson” ( Gibel’ Imperii, Vi z antiiskii Urok ), a film that aired on the Russian Federation government-controlled television station Rossiia (RTR) on January 31, 2008. The film was produced and directed for RTR by Father Tikhon Shevkunov, …
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Reconciling the Irreconcilable – Preface

  On June 12 th, 2008, the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen continued the venerable tradition of hosting a day-long conference organized by the Junior Fellows in residence at the Institute, at which the young scholars had the opportunity to present their work to the Institute’s community, benefiting from the input of more experienced …
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