Cover Osteuropa 9/2009

In Osteuropa 9/2009

Remembering without Memory
Religion and Identity in Tatarstan

Katharina Uhl, Alexa von Winning

Deutsche Fassung


In the Khrushchev era, the anti-religious campaigns experienced a high-water mark, but in the memoirs of the “thaw generation”, religion hardly plays a role. Today, a renaissance can be observed in multi-confessional Tatarstan as well. Religion helps to perceive and assess contemporary social life. These purportedly religious values and ideas are connected to Soviet norms and practices.

(Osteuropa 9/2009, pp. 161–223)