Wilson Center Experts

Richard Wortman

Visiting Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
Russia
Affiliation:
Professor, Princeton University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Ceremonials and Symbolism of Russian Autocracy 1825-1914

Project Summary

Examines the subject of the ceremonials and symbolism of Russian autocracy from 1825 to 1914 as part of a general study of the mentality, psychology and culture of Russian autocracy in its last century. Explores the ways autocratic power was displayed, glorified and justified through ceremonial and public appearance. Looks at the evolution of these ceremonies and of their social meaning.