Wilson Center Experts

Amir Weiner

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Associate Professor, Stanford University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Coping with the Legacy of War: Power, Policy and Society in Vinnytsa Region, 1943-1953
Sep 01, 1994
May 01, 1995

Project Summary

Regards the legacy and impact of WWII on the political and social values of postwar Soviet polity. Examines the role played by different groups during the war, the way they defined their wartime experience in terms of power and legitimacy and the lessons they drew for postwar conduct. Focuses on the politicization of experience of war within a regional context, illuminating the way a multi-ethnic empire used social, ethnic and administrative policy to confront the consequences of war.