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The Forgotten FrontThe Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915$
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Gerhard P. Gross

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813175416

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813175416.001.0001

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Suppressed Remembrances

Suppressed Remembrances

On the History of the Moscow City Fraternal Cemetery

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(p.287) 17 Suppressed Remembrances
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The Forgotten Front
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Kristiane Janeke

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813175416.003.0018

Kristiane Janeke traces the history of the Moscow Brothers’ (Soldiers’) Cemetery, using the specific case of this memorial to wartime fallen as a springboard to a wider discussion of suppressed memories of the First World War in Russia. The chapter argues that remembrance of the war was deliberately stifled as part of the Bolshevik project of creating a new ideological identity for the fledgling Soviet regime. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, however, there have been efforts to restore Russians’ collective memory of the First World War.

Keywords:   Moscow Brothers’ Cemetery (Soldiers’ Cemetery), World War I remembrance, Soviet Union, war memorials

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