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Kristina Tanis

  • Kristina Tanis has been at HSE University since 2019.

Education and Degrees

  • 2020

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Cultural Studies
    State Institute for Art Studies
    Thesis Title: Trophy Films in the USSR during the 1940s and 1950s: History, Ideology, Perception

  • 2014

    European University in St. Petersburg

  • 2010

    St Petersburg State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

2022: Visiting Fellow, Centre for Franco-Russian Studies CEFR CNRS.

2018: Visiting Fellow, Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki University. 

2017: Visiting Fellow, German Historical Institute Moscow.

2017: Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR), George Washington University Cold War Group in cooperation with the Cold War International History Project and the National Security Archive.

2015: Visiting Fellow, German Historical Institute Moscow.

Courses (2022/2023)



Chapter Tanis K. « Les films trophées » : sur l'histoire du concept, in: Le cinéma en Union soviétique et la guerre, 1939-1949 / Ed. by V. Pozner, A. Sumpf. P. : Les éditions de l’Association française de recherche sur l'histoire du cinéma, 2024. (in press)



Article Tanis K. La réception des films trophées en URSS dans les années 1940 et 1950 // Revue des etudes slaves. 2021. Vol. XCII. No. 1. P. 107-117. doi






  • 2023
    Writing a Decentred and Entangled History of Cinema-Going. Epistemological and Methodological Issues (Париж). Presentation: Spending Free Time in Postwar Moscow: Patterns and Time Scales of Film Exhibition (1946-1955)
  • 2022
    HoMER 2022 Annual Conference (Рим). Presentation: POPSTAT and Film-Programming in Moscow Cinema Theaters (1947-1950)
  • 2021
    2021 ASEEES Virtual Convention (ZOOM). Presentation: POPSTAT vs Box Office: How to Measure the Popularity of Trophy Films in Moscow Cinema Theatres (1947-1950)
  • 2021 ASEEES Virtual Convention (ZOOM). Presentation: Chair and Discussant of the panel "Contemporary and Popular Culture in Russia and the Former Yugoslavia"
  • 2020
    Cultures Visuelles: Histoire Croisee Du Regard Sovietique (Париж). Presentation: Tarzan, Trophy Films and Soviet History: from De-Stalinization to Perestroika
  • Movie Theatres in Wartime: Comparative Research on Film Distribution and Exhibition During World War II (ZOOM). Presentation: Moscow Film Distribution in Wartime
  • 2019
    Устная история Великой Отечественной войны: практики создания и интерпретации (Москва). Presentation: К реконструкции советской кино-культуры 1940-1950-х годов: методы и перспективы устной истории в киноведении
  • Graduate Student Seminar in Soviet History (Москва). Presentation: “This Film Was Captured as a Trophy…»”: to the International Context of Trophy Films
  • V Baltic Sea Region Film History Conference. Cooperation and Co-creativity in/between Cinemas of the Baltic Sea Region (Вильнюс). Presentation: Soviet Spectators and "Trophy Films" after WWII: Western cinematic products through the Soviet optics
  • Translocations. Historical Enquiries into the Displacement of Cultural Assets (Берлин). Presentation: Screening of the film "Geheimnis Tibet"
  • 2018
    The Afterlives of National Socialist Film (Потсдам). Presentation: Perception of National Socialist Films in the Soviet Union after the Second World War
  • Эго-документы и личные архивы: от индивидуального к коллективному (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Феномен трофейного кино: ‘вопиющий документ’ и ‘окно во внешний мир’
  • Film Distribution, Exhibition and Consumption in the Second World War (Лёвен). Presentation: Secret Tibet in the USSR after World War II: between Nazi and Soviet Propagandas
  • Young Russian Scholars in Helsinki (Хельсинки). Presentation: Trophy Films in the USSR in the 1940s and 1950s: History, Ideology and Perception
  • Международный форум молодых исследователей советской и постсоветской истории и культуры (Москва). Presentation: Рецепция трофейного кино в советском и постсоветском пространстве: к вопросу о культурной памяти
  • 2017
    VI Международная научная конференция «Кино и капитал» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Трофейное кино в контексте советско-американских стратегий кино-экспорта: между кассой и идеологией
  • Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (Вашингтон). Presentation: Trophy Films in the USSR in the 1940s and 1950s: History, Ideology and Pereception
  • Grafting the Self (Нью-Джерси). Presentation: Hollywood Pictures and Shaping the Self during Late Stalinist Era
  • Новый взгляд на соприкосновение и взаимодействие германской и российской истории 19-20 веков в глобальном контексте (Гейдельберг). Presentation: Трофейное кино в контексте советской и немецкой моделей кинопроката: сравнительный анализ
  • 2016
    Культура и власть в СССР: 1920-е–1950-е гг. (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: "Кинотеатр стал не формой воспитания, а коммерческой увеселительной организацией": послевоенная система кинопроката, трофейное кино и советский зритель

Professional Experience

2018: European University at Saint Petersburg, research assiatant

2019-2020: GULAG History Museum, PR/SMM

Timetable for today

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‘The Past Is Never Dead. It's Not Even Past’

This summer, the HSE Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences was reorganized to become the HSE Institute for Advanced Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies. Oleg Budnitskii, Doctor of Historical Sciences, head of the Centre and director of the Institute, talked to the HSE News Service about the new division.

Inane Things with a Taste of Freedom

Hollywood movies during the Cold War

Russian and French Scholars Present Research on Soviet History at Graduate Seminar

The International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and its Consequences at HSE University held a Graduate Student Seminar in Soviet History together with Sciences Po (France) on June 17 – 18, 2019. HSE News Service spoke with participants and instructors of the seminar, which examinedthe impact of WWII on the Soviet Union and surrounding regions, as well as aspects of the Soviet system from Stalin up to the 1980s.