• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site
For visually-impairedUser profile (HSE staff only)SearchMenu

Distancing from the Soviet Past in the Post-Soviet States: Factors of Variability

Student: Alina Makarova

Supervisor: Anna A. Dekalchuk

Faculty: Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies

Educational Programme: Political Science and World Politics (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2020

The given thesis is a deep analysis of the state historical policy in the post-Soviet bloc states through the vector of distance from the Soviet past. In the framework of this work, two research tasks are carried out: 1) to identify “hard” and “soft” types of distance from the historical heritage of the USSR with the help of distance indicators; 2) to investigate what factors have influence on the variability of distancing in the resulting cases. To accomplish the first task, a compilation and analysis of academic sources was implemented with the aim of identifying tools for rejection soviet herritage, as well as were analyzed legal acts, information from official websites of the state, materials from news agencies with elements of discourse and content analysis. Further, with the help of the case study, extreme cases of distance were analyzed on the subject of the influence of variation factors.

Student Theses at HSE must be completed in accordance with the University Rules and regulations specified by each educational programme.

Summaries of all theses must be published and made freely available on the HSE website.

The full text of a thesis can be published in open access on the HSE website only if the authoring student (copyright holder) agrees, or, if the thesis was written by a team of students, if all the co-authors (copyright holders) agree. After a thesis is published on the HSE website, it obtains the status of an online publication.

Student theses are objects of copyright and their use is subject to limitations in accordance with the Russian Federation’s law on intellectual property.

In the event that a thesis is quoted or otherwise used, reference to the author’s name and the source of quotation is required.

Search all student theses