Wilson Center Projects
Mythmaking in the New Russia: Constructing a Usable Past After Communism
Kathleen E. Smith is the author of two books on memory and Russian politics--Remembering Stalin's Victims: Popular Memory and the End of the USSR (1996) and Mythmaking in the New Russia: Politics and Memory in the Yeltsin Era (2002). She recently published Moscow 1956: A Silenced Spring, a social and political history of a turning point year in Russia. Currently Professor of Teaching at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Dr. Smith is engaged in a new research project on Peredelkino, the "Writers' Village" created by Stalin.
Title VIII Research Scholarship, Jan - Jun 1999