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Remembering the Gulag: Who Will Write Its History?

November 5, 202023:18

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Tyler Kirk, former Title VIII Research Scholar and Assistant Professor, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.  He discusses his Wilson Center project “Remembering the GULAG: Community, Identity and Cultural Memory in Russia's Far North, 1987-2018.” The project highlights both the legacy of the Gulag and the intense dilemmas which surfaced involving local politics of memory during a revolutionary moment in Soviet and post-Soviet history. 

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