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War of Memories: Explaining "Memorials War" in Estonia

  title={War of Memories: Explaining "Memorials War" in Estonia},
  author={Heiko P{\"a}{\"a}bo},
The events of April 2007 brought Estonia and Tallinn to the headlines of the international press. A country that was considered as a transition miracle and had the image of a peaceful Nordic country was suddenly reported as a battlefield of ethnic tensions. The centre of the capital, Tallinn, was bust up within one night and the Estonian government had to engage volunteers to help police suppress the riots in Tallinn and NorthEast Estonia. All Estonian society was shocked and it paralysed the… 

Guardians of living history. The persistence of the past in post-Soviet Estonia

The strong emotional response in Estonia to the April 2007 removal of the so-called 'Bronze Soldier', a WWII memorial erected by the Soviet authorities in 1947, signalled the need for a better

From the Bronze Soldier to the “Bloody Marshal”: Monument Wars and Russia’s Aesthetic Vulnerability in Estonia and the Czech Republic

The article analyzes historical monuments as instruments of Russia’s attempts to impose its aesthetic hegemony in the post-Communist world. Drawing on case studies from the Czech Republic and

Representations of the past in the Estonian Russian-language press: “own” or diaspora memory?

The article discusses the much-debated issue of collective identity among the Estonian Russian-speaking population from a different prism – based on representations of the past in the local

In search of lost time: memory politics in Estonia, 1991–2011

  • M. Tamm
  • Sociology
    Nationalities Papers
  • 2013
This article analyzes memory politics during the first 20 years (1991–2011) of the newly independent Estonia. Memory politics is understood as a politics endeavoring to shape the society's collective

A View from Northeastern Europe: The Baltic States and the Russian Regime

ABSTRACT:Corum's essay explains that to understand what is happening in Russia, one must look at the main confrontation points between the West and Putin, which begin with the three Baltic States.

Reassembling the Event: Estonia's ‘Bronze Night’

At the end of April 2007, an event unfolded in Tallinn, Estonia, that came to be called the ‘Bronze Night’. Most of the research on this event—and on events in general—uses an after-the-act

Russia as a “Divided Nation,” from Compatriots to Crimea: A Contribution to the Discussion on Nationalism and Foreign Policy

The assumption that Russia’s foreign policy is “nationalist,” advanced as the main explanation to understand the Ukrainian crisis of 2014, needs to be questioned. First it is almost impossible to

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The article analyzes changes in Lithuanian historiography, public space, and political decisions which occurred after 1990 and the restoration of independence. Freedom for History and the Humanities

“Do You Really Think Russia Should Pay Up for That?”

Abstract Mediated public diplomacy plays an important role in achieving foreign policy objectives by trying to influence public opinion in other countries. The Russia-based global TV channel RT

The birth of cyberwar



War and Peace

Let us hope that the immoral militarism which led to the war, and sacrificed all principles of faith-keeping, justice, and humanity to attain its purpose, has been vanquished for ever, and that the peoples of the world can again devote themselves to peaceful pursuits.

The Past Is Another Country: Myth and Memory in Postwar Europe

Fifty years after the catastrophe, Europe understands itself more than ever as a common project, yet it is far from achieving a comprehensive analysis of the years immediately following the Second

The Postmodern Military

The Irony of "Strengthening" Defense The tortuous elevation of George W. Bush to the presidency was the first clearly postmodern presidential election--less because of its debt to surrealism than

Winning the War by Winning the Peace: Strategy for Conflict and Post-Conflict in the 21st Century

Abstract : The conference theme for year 2004 was "Winning the War by Winning the Peace: Strategy for Conflict and Post-Conflict in the 21st Century." Informed by the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian

The Baltic states and Moscow's 9 May commemoration: Analysing memory politics in Europe

Abstract This article develops a three-level framework for analysing the role of memory in contemporary European politics. It tests the utility of this framework based on the three Baltic states and

Somalia: State Collapse, Multilateral Intervention, and Strategies for Political Reconstruction (Brookings Occasional Papers)

The multilateral military intervention in Somalia was one of the international community's first major attempts to respond to a dangerous new challenge in the post-cold war erathe problem of state

Prussia and the Evolution of the Reserve Army: A Forgotten Lesson of History

Abstract : The U.S. Army has long had an interest in European military power. From the very founding of the Republic, American leaders have looked to Europe for the perfect model from which to create

Peacekeepers attend the never again school

Abstract : This thesis examines the lessons the U.S Army drew from the war in Vietnam and how these lessons influence current Army attitudes toward peace operations. The thesis finds that the Army's

Flipside of the COIN: Israel's Lebanese Incursion Between 1982-2000

Abstract : This is a paper on war and violence. It seeks to explain why the modern state of Israel, which had won numerous wars, was unable to defeat militarily inferior foes during its involvement