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Kennan Scholar Spotlight: Soviet Myths and Historical Memory

January 19, 202224:13

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by Jonathan Brunstedt, former Title VIII Research Scholar with the Kennan Institute and Assistant Professor of History at Texas A&M University. He discusses his Wilson Center project, “Entangled Defeats: The Soviet-Afghan War and the Shadow of Vietnam." Jonathan also highlights his most recent book, “The Soviet Myth of World War II: Patriotic Memory and the Russian Question in the USSR,” which examines official notions of patriotism and patriotic identity in the USSR through the lens of World War II's public remembrance.

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