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Soviet Holiday Culture in Everyday Life During the Second World War (the Case of the City of Molotov)

Student: Ulyana Gilyova

Supervisor: Anna S. Kimerling

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Perm)

Educational Programme: History (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 9

Year of Graduation: 2020

The work reconstructs the Soviet holiday culture, traces its relationship with the features of everyday life during the Great Patriotic War in the rear of a large industrial center. Particular attention is paid to the theoretical concepts of the holiday. The changes that have occurred in the daily life of a resident of the city of Molotov are revealed. The perception of the holiday during the war years is analyzed, its features are revealed in the power and individual discourse, on the basis of newspapers, party documents, as well as diary entries. As a result, it was possible to classify the wartime holidays, to characterize the festive culture, to determine its relationship with everyday life.

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