Former editor-in-chief, Pro et Contra, Carnegie Moscow Center
Visiting Fellow, Eurasia in Global Dialogue
Historical Memory and the Erection, Demolition, and Translocation of Historical Monuments
In recent years, governments and citizens everywhere from Eastern Europe to North America and Africa have torn down historical monuments in pursuit of historical justice. Russia experienced such paroxysms of iconoclasm three times in the 20th century, but following the collapse of the Soviet Union embarked on a wave of monument building. In my project I explore the dynamics and causes of this monument fever, and what it tells us about post-Soviet nation-building in Russia. My second goal is to compare the situation in Russia with that in other countries.
Previous stays at the IWM:
November 2014, Guest, Russia in Global Dialogue