War, Politics and Memory: Russian Historians Reevaluate the Origins of World War II

@article{Uldricks2009WarPA,
  title={War, Politics and Memory: Russian Historians Reevaluate the Origins of World War II},
  author={Teddy J. Uldricks},
  journal={History \& Memory},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={60 - 82}
}
  • T. Uldricks
  • Published 19 September 2009
  • History
  • History & Memory
The myth of the Great Patriotic War, including the role of the USSR in the origins of World War II, continues to be a key element in the national identity of the Russian people. Previously, Soviet authorities mandated a narrative depicting the Soviet Union sincerely and unambiguously working for peace and against Nazi expansionism in the prewar years. This interpretation criticized the Western Powers for their alleged complicity in Hitler's aggression. After the collapse of the USSR, several… 
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