Boundaries of Common Soviet Memories

8th -9th June 2010
University Council Hall, Ülikooli 18

Due to the leading role of the Soviet Union in the political arrangements for the Eastern European sphere after World War II, the countries located eastwards of the German-German border and Finland share a common memory of the Soviet past. Some of these countries were less dominated by Soviet influence than others, but nonetheless, Soviet political, social and cultural ideologies shaped world views and perceptions in all these countries. The participants of the workshop discussed the boundaries and borders which are drawn by different perceptions and experiences in the common Soviet memory after 1989/90/91 when the Eastern bloc broke down and the emergence of independent states reshaped this important part of the world, in which and the Soviet legacy continues to exert influence on political, social, economic and cultural life.

Workshop Programme "Boundaries of Common Soviet Memories"