Russian Nationalism in the Late Soviet Union and its Critics

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, IWM library
In the 1970s / early 80s a movement of Russian nationalists, the so called “Russkaya Partiya”, claimed to reshape the internationalist USSR in a Russian-patriotic spirit. The seminar will address the reception of this movement in the intellectual circles of the late Soviet Union and discuss its impact on public opinion as well as the question if it still plays a role in official Russian politics today.

Alexander Michailowski is Associate Professor at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow. In February 2015, he is a Russia in Global Dialogue Guest at the IWM working for the project Uncovering Vladimir Bibikhin’s Work for Western Philosophy: German Translation of Bibikhin’s Philosophical Essays “Drugoe Nachalo”