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Alongside the Arab Spring, the 'Occupy' anti-capitalist movements in the West, and the events on the Maidan in Kiev, Russia has had its own protest movements, notably the political protests of 2011–12. As elsewhere in the world, these protests had unlikely origins, in Russia’s case spearheaded by the 'creative class'. This book examines the protest movements in Russia. It discusses the artistic traditions from which the movements arose; explores the media, including the internet, film, novels, and fashion, through which the protesters have expressed themselves; and considers the outcome of the movements, including the new forms of nationalism, intellectualism, and feminism put forward. Overall, the book shows how the Russian protest movements have suggested new directions for Russian – and global – politics.
The Russian protests, sparked by the 2011 Duma election, have been widely portrayed as a colourful but inconsequential middle-class rebellion, confined to Moscow and organized by an unpopular opposition. In this sweeping new account of the protests, Mischa Gabowitsch challenges these journalistic clichés, showing that they stem from wishful thinking and media bias rather than from accurate empirical analysis. Drawing on a rich body of material, he analyses the biggest wave of demonstrations since the end of the Soviet Union, situating them in the context of protest and social movements across Russia as a whole. He also explores the legacy of the protests in the new era after Ukraine's much larger Maidan protests, the crises in Crimea and the Donbass, and Putin's ultra-conservative turn.
As the first full-length study of the Russian protests, this book will be of great value to students and scholars of Russia and to anyone interested in contemporary social movements and political protest.
This collection examines what happens when one country’s experience of dealing with its traumatic past is held up as a model for others to follow. In regional and country studies covering Argentina, Canada, Japan, Lebanon, Rwanda, Russia, Turkey, the United States and former Yugoslavia, the authors look at the pitfalls, misunderstandings and perverse effects–but also the promise–of trying to replicate atonement. Going beyond the idea of a global or transnational memory, this book examines the significance of foreign models in atonement practices, and analyses the role of national governments, international organisations, museums, foundations, NGOs and public intellectuals in shaping the idea that good practices of atonement can be learned. The volume also demonstrates how one can productively learn from others by appreciating the complex and contested nature of atonement practices such as Germany’s, and also by finding the necessary resources in the history of one’s own country.
Groupuscules se référant au nazisme, au fascisme ou au national-bolchevisme, mouvances skinheads, contre-culture jeune, courants néo-païens et aryens : la Russie post-communiste est animée par de virulents mouvements d’extrême droite qui regroupent un large spectre idéologique. L’objectif de cette étude est de retracer leur histoire depuis l’effondrement de l’Union soviétique, de comprendre leur évolution politique, mais également de se donner des clés de lecture plus générales sur la société russe contemporaine. Décrire et analyser le phénomène du nationalisme en soi, tel est l’objet de ce livre sans précédent. L’extrême droite, loin d’être archaïque, révèle indirectement les profonds bouleversements auxquels Moscou fait face depuis deux décennies, à commencer par le besoin de reformuler une nouvelle identité collective. Un ouvrage international regroupant de nombreux spécialistes russes et allemands sous la direction de Marlène Laruelle, à qui l’on doit Mythe aryen et rêve impérial dans la Russie du xixe siècle (2005).