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By Mark Bassin,Catriona Kelly

because the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, questions of identification have ruled the tradition not just of Russia, yet of all of the nations of the previous Soviet bloc. This well timed assortment examines the ways that cultural actions equivalent to fiction, television, cinema, structure and exhibitions have addressed those questions and likewise describes different cultural flashpoints, from attitudes to language to using passports. It discusses definitions of political and cultural nationalism, in addition to the myths, associations and practices that moulded and expressed nationwide identification. From post-Soviet memories of nutrients shortages to the makes an attempt by means of officers to regulate well known faith, it analyses various unforeseen and compelling themes to supply clean insights approximately this key quarter of global tradition. Illustrated with various pictures, it provides the result of fresh learn in an obtainable and full of life way.

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