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The Coverage of the Soviet Political Repressions in Media in 2017: Formats, Specifics, Representation Features

ФИО студента: Kim Anna

Руководитель: Alexander N. Arkhangelsky

Кампус/факультет: Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design

Программа: Journalism (Bachelor)

Год защиты: 2018

There were a lot of dates which took part in 2017, for example, the 80th anniversary of the Red Terror and 100th anniversary from the date of creation the first Soviet secret police organization VCheka (Cheka). The media coverage of this theme in Russia during 2017 noticeably increased – from history articles about Soviet authority to big multimedia projects. The purpose of this research is to explore what was the reason of the high cover of this theme in Russian media in 2017 – a numerous of anniversary dates which media have to pay attention on or a movement in Russian society collective perception. The work places the Soviet history and in the larger context of politics of memory. The main aim of the research is discovering the intension of the covering the soviet political repressions in 2017, analyze narratives in Russian media publication and compare a number of publications in 2016-2017. Keywords: politics of memory, public history, political repressions, Soviet history, USSR, Russian media, mass-media, media coverage

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