Peter Ruzavin

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With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, one centralized state view of history was replaced by fifteen different interpretations of the past. Many of the newly independent states developed their own concepts of history from scratch. Over the next 30 years, those differences served as a cause or pretext to countless diplomatic disputes, political games, and wars. Fifteen Shades of History is an attempt to analyze the politics of how post-Soviet states manage history, comparing and contrasting the approaches to memory across fifteen countries.