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Putin’s Pantheon: Saints, Tsars and Executioners

Presented by Wellesley College at Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room, Wellesley MA

Mar 15 2018
Putin’s Pantheon: Saints, Tsars and Executioners

In his third term, 2012-2018, Russian President Putin put a marked emphasis on ideas, symbols and values. But the Kremlin’s ideology, which might look rigid, is in fact improvisational, blurry and full of contradictions.

In his third term, 2012-2018, Russian President Putin put a marked emphasis on ideas, symbols and values. But the Kremlin’s ideology, which might look rigid, is in fact improvisational, blurry and full of contradictions. Lenin’s statues are left untouched, while new monuments commemorate tsars and princes. Putin inaugurated a new Memorial to Stalin’s Victims, but busts of Stalin have appeared in many Russian cities. This lecture will argue that while such ideological flexibility may help

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