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Memory Laws in the Age of Populism: The Politics of the Past in Russia and Eastern Europe

Date & Time

Apr. 29, 2019
2:00pm – 3:15pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Memory Laws in the Age of Populism: The Politics of the Past in Russia and Eastern Europe

Memory wars have become a characteristic aspect of central and East European domestic and international politics. Some countries—especially right-wing populists and authoritarian regimes—use law to promote nationalist mobilization and to whitewash their countries’ history. Nikolay Koposov discussed how the laws in the region compare to memory laws elsewhere and how they affect these countries’ ability to deal with the past. 


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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region though research and exchange.  Read more

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