Post‐Communist Moscow: Re‐Building the “Third Rome” in the Country of Missed Opportunities?

  title={Post‐Communist Moscow: Re‐Building the “Third Rome” in the Country of Missed Opportunities?},
  author={Anatoly Khazanov},
  journal={City and society},
  • A. Khazanov
  • Published 1 June 1998
  • History, Political Science
  • City and society
DESPITE THE RECENT demise of the Soviet Union, democracy is increasingly less evident in the views and actions of Russia's political elite. This is quite evident in Moscow's construction of new public monuments to glorify historical figures or in the rebuilding of monumental Church buildings destroyed during the Soviet era. Aside from the enormous cost of such building programs at a time of a widening social gulf between the haves and the have nots, these buildings and monuments are conspicuous… 

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