Friday, 24 July 2009
Russian Historical Memory
James Rodgers, the BBC’s former Moscow correspondent has an interesting article about the Russian state’s desire for a single historical truth. The idea is given short shrift, and quite rightly, by the distinguished historian of the Soviet Union, Robert Service. It anticipates a fascinating article by Catherine Merridale, to be published in the September edition of History Today, which examines Russia’s inability to come to terms with its troubled past.