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Carna Pistan on Memory Politics and the Russian Constitution for PONARS
September 29, 2022

Carna Pistan (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow) published a policy memo on PONARS Eurasia.

When, in 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin put forward major changes to the country’s constitution, the set of meanings established by the new provisions dealing with Russia’s past was largely neglected because its legal relevance was not obvious. With the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the important role that history and memory play in it, those provisions acquire new significance and require deeper explanation.

Read the full memo, “Alarming Alterations: How Memory Politics Turned the Russian Constitution into a War Weapon.”