Lecture by Boris Kolonitsky “The Forgotten War? The memory of World War I in the USSR and the Post-Soviet Space”

International programs; Department of History
Boris Kolonitsky

On May 27 at the History Museum of Armenia in Yerevan, Boris Kolonitsky will give a lecture dedicated to the memory of the First World War in Russia and other post-Soviet countries.

World War I has been and still is labeled “a forgotten war.” Is WWI, in fact, forgotten in Russia? In Russian culture, why is there no figure associated with the events of 1914–1918 as Erich Maria Remarque in Germany or Wilfred Owen in Great Britain? B. I. Kolonitsky, professor of the Department of History and lecturer of International Programs at the European University at St. Petersburg, will compare the Russian memory of the war with the memorial projects of other post-Soviet countries in his lecture.

Lecture language: English. Registration