Наука. Общество. Оборона

2020. Т. 8. № 2

2311-1763

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Science. Society. Defense

2020. Vol. 8. № 2


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UDC: 930.1/94:355

DOI: 10.24411/2311-1763-2020-10233

Submitted: December 20, 2019

Published online: February 09, 2020 


For citation:  Bubnov A. Yu., Kompleev A. V. Russian-German “war of memory”: analysis of modern online discussion about the Great Patriotic War. Nauka. Obshchestvo. Oborona = Science. Society. Defense. Moscow. 2020;8(2): - .  (In Russ.) DOI: 10.24411/2311-1763-2020-10233.

Acknowledgements: The article was prepared with the support of the RFBR grant, project number 19-011-00833.

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest related to this article has been reported.

HISTORY OF THE GREAT VICTORY

Original Paper

Russian-German “war of memory”:

analysis of modern online discussion about the Great Patriotic War

A. Yu. Bubnov 1A. V. Kompleev 2

 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation,

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6594-8407, е-mail: alexandr-bubnov@mail.ru 

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation,

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4069-6845, е-mail: an_kompleev@mail.ru 

 Abstract:

Introduction. The article presents a study of collective memory of the Great Patriotic War on the materials of online comments.

Methods. The analysis of online discussions on the InoSMI.ru portal devoted to two major media issues – articles in the German media about the Prokhorov battle and the siege of Leningrad is carried out. The characteristics of the InoSMI.ru portal as a platform for the study of collective memory in an online environment are determined by a number of circumstances. The community that exists around the discussion of publications on this resource refers to the type of open polemic sites, it is focused on the exchange of views of representatives of opposing views and is less prone to the effect of the “information capsule”. It is shown as a “critical discourse” in relation to significant events-symbols of the Great Patriotic War provokes a “war of memory” and causes the actualization of political identities.

Conclusion. It is concluded that media publications and the online discussion they generated show a clash of two fundamentally different versions of historical memory.

  

Keywords: 

collective memory, historical narratives, “memory wars”, World War II, the blockade of Leningrad,

the Prokhorov battle, the Battle of Kursk, online discussion 

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Information about the authors 

Alexander Yu. Bubnov, Cand. Sci. (Philosophy), Deputy Head of the Department of History and Theory of Politics of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation.

 

Anton V. Kompleev, Cand. Sci. (History), Assoc. Prof., Department of History and Theory of Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation.

Corresponding author

Anton V. Kompleev, e-mail: an_kompleev@mail.ru 

Наука. Общество. Оборона

2020. Т. 8. № 2

2311-1763

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