Abstract In this project assignment we will analyse and discuss how historic continuity is constituted by Vladimir Putin, and how this is used to strengthen the Russian national identity. Throughout history the Russian people and their leaders have been a subject to major discontinuities, latest being the breaking of the Soviet Union that opened a window to democratic influences from the West. The Russian identity has to be found by detecting traces in history. It is rooted in a deep self-realisation where matters such as the Orthodox Church and an ongoing mirroring in the West has been defining the state of the country’s political situation through history. This project will examine some parts of the Russian history that have been crucial to the existence of a national identity, and in addition to this, which collective identities this relies on. It seems that changes and disruptive events is now a part of the telling of the Russians, and in effect of this, our analysis will aim to determine how Putin, like his political ancestors, makes use of this in order to re-build the Russian national identity.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||16 maj 2016|
|Vejledere||Chris Holmsted Larsen|
- Rusland, National identitet