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Making Sense of the Post-Soviet Capital: Politics of Identity in the City of Minsk

@article{Shirokanova2010MakingSO,
  title={Making Sense of the Post-Soviet Capital: Politics of Identity in the City of Minsk},
  author={A. Shirokanova},
  journal={The Anthropology of East Europe Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={28},
  pages={355-387}
}
  • A. Shirokanova
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • The Anthropology of East Europe Review
  • Independence in 1991 and the need to construct a new national identity have drawn the attention of national post-Soviet political elites to the capital cities. Minsk was unique in this process because the set of possible cultural interpretations was initially limited there to post-war architecture that represented the Soviet power and its attributes. In this study, I analyzed cultural narratives in the space of Minsk as represented by the names of the places, the outer look and decorations of… CONTINUE READING
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