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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Ivan Bocharov
The Televised Soviet Union: Representation of the Past in Contemporary Russian Television Series
Journalism
(Bachelor’s programme)
8
2018
One of the most popular genres of contemporary Russian television is tv-series, and in a significant number of these shows the action takes place in the USSR. In 2018 the Soviet past is a crucial subject not only to the Russian TV, but also to the Russian politics and everyday life. The present study aims to describe and analyze the representation(s) of the Soviet Union on Russian entertainment television and to find out which narratives appeal to the audience. Several of the most popular tv-series which have been on air from 2013 to 2017 will be analyzed using narrative analysis and semiotic analysis. The result of the research is establishing the image of the country which is formed in the popular Russian television series.

Keywords: Russian television, tv-series, USSR, Soviet Union, representation, memory studies, television studies

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