Project

Reading Pushkin, Supporting Putin: Russian Literature and the Kremlin’s Nation-Building Agenda

Duration
01 December 2017 → 30 November 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Literatures in Russian
    • Humanities and the arts not elsewhere classified
Keywords
globalization crisis of reading literature post-soviet nostalgia national identity Russia
 
Project description

This project explores recent efforts by the Russian state to restore the flowering reading culture of Soviet times. The purpose of this policy is not fighting declining reading figures, but to unite the nation around Russian literature as a symbol of national identity. This research project shows how Russia is ideologically and culturally manifesting itself in a rapidly changing world.