Cover Osteuropa 6-8/2017

In Osteuropa 6-8/2017

A long goodbye
The Revolution as past and present in Russia

Nikolaus Katzer

Deutsche Fassung


Russia is in the throes of an identity crisis. The country has a contradictory history, which for a long time has been falsified and misused for political purposes. The 100th anniversary of the October Revolution offers an opportunity to take stock of the most recent historiography and politics of history. The hope of the ruling elite is that the remembrance of the October Revolution can be used to create unity. However, in the current politically charged atmosphere, there is almost no room for new scientific findings, clarification or processing of the events.

(Osteuropa 6-8/2017, pp. 43–64)