Late and Post-Communism in Eastern Europe

Hippies in the Soviet Union - Gewalt in der Sowjetarmee - KGB in the Last Decade of the Soviet Union - Russia from Brezhnew to Putin - Interdisciplinary Research Network Legacies of Communism? (Project-Website: https://legacies-of-communism.eu/)

Forschung

Projekte

Three soldiers from the Soviet army's Tamanskaya Division, an Azerbaijani, a Mongolian and a Russian, stand beside one another to show the ethnic diversity of their army. Foto: JO1(SW) Joe Bartlett, Soldiers of the Tamanskaya Division, marked as public domain, Details on Wikimedia Commons.

Grandfathers’ Rule
Everyday Army Life, Society and State Legitimacy in the late Soviet Union

Alena Maklak

Associated PhD project

The aim of my research project is to investigate the experiences of the young men serving in the Soviet armed forces in the late socialist period. A special emphasis is placed on the barrack violence that expanded increasingly throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

What keeps the show on the road?
Networks of Russian Museum Professionals from Perestroika to the Putin-Era

Corinna Kuhr-Korolev

Research project
of the Interdisciplinary Research Network Legacies of Communism? Post‐Communist Europe from Stagnation to Reform, between Autocracy and Revolution

The research project is based on the hypothesis of existing continuities from the Soviet to today’s Russian society. This seems to be especially true for the continuing existence of elites and networks, for the way these networks operate, and for specific values that ensure the persistent existence of such networks.

The last Soviet troop column crosses the Soviet border after leaving Afghanistan, 1 october 1989. Photo: RIA Novosti archive, image #58833 / A. Solomonov / CC-BY-SA 3.0, RIAN archive 58833 Withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, CC BY-SA 3.0

Violence and Civility
Russia from Brezhnev to Putin

Jan C. Behrends

Research project

Violence after Stalinism is the theme of this research project. Using the dichotomy of violence and civility, it seeks to develop a better understanding of the transformation of Russian society from the late Brezhnev era into the present.

A Liberal Project? Hungarian University Colleges Since Late Socialism

Maren Francke

PhD project
of the Interdisciplinary Research Network Legacies of Communism? Post‐Communist Europe from Stagnation to Reform, between Autocracy and Revolution

After student protests against the government, in 1970 a handful of Budapest students founded the first self-governing university college (szakkollégium) in Communist Hungary. The dissertation project aims to examine which historical legacies shape the university colleges as well as the discourses of their inhabitants and to explore how they can be located in the transformation from late socialism to post-communism in Hungary.

Foto: Elena Toporova

Hippies in the Soviet Union

Juliane Fürst

Research project

This project is devoted to a thorough exploration of the history of the hippie movement in the Soviet Union from the late sixties onwards. It pays particular attention to the place of hippies as an outsider community in the larger context of late socialism and argues that the relationship between non-conformist youth and Soviet system was hostile, yet also symbiotic.

On to new victories!
The transformation process of Ukrainian football after the collapse of the Soviet Union

Kateryna Chernii

PhD project
of the Interdisciplinary Research Network Legacies of Communism? Post‐Communist Europe from Stagnation to Reform, between Autocracy and Revolution

In the history of Soviet football, "Dynamo" Kiev is regarded as the most successful Soviet team, whose long-standing manager Valery Lobanovsky is regarded as one of the best coaches in football history. During the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukrainian football not only inherited its glorious sport accomplishments but also legacies of the Soviet football organization which reflected on a small scale the entire image of post-communist Ukraine. This research will examine the transformation processes in the Ukraine using football as an example.

The Soviet State Security’s Political and Power Resources. KGB Structures, Practices and Methods in the Last Decade of the Soviet Union

Evgenia Lezina

Research project
The research project will investigate the domestic security functions, methods and practices of the KGB in the last decade of its existence, relying mainly on two types of sources: the recently declassified state security archives in the former Soviet republics, and interviews with former employees of the Soviet institutions, who by virtue of their position were aware of the specifics of KGB activities within these bodies during the 1980s.

Peace on Earth: Exploring the Soviet Independent Peace Movement and World of Transnational Solidarity of the late 1970s – 1980s

Irina Gordeeva

The project will analyze and make known the hitherto unexplored history, nature and ideology of various independent and grassroots peace initiatives in the Soviet Union and their transnational contacts.

Section of the project website Legacies of Communism?, 26.08.2019

Legacies of Communism? Post‐Communist Europe from Stagnation to Reform, between Autocracy and Revolution

Jan C. Behrends, Juliane Fürst

Interdisciplinary research network
funded by a SAW-grant of the Leibniz Association
Coordination: Jan Claas Behrends and Juliane Fürst

The interdisciplinary research network „Legacies of Communism“ with partners in six countries will be hosted by the ZZF in Potsdam.

Late and Post-Communism in Eastern Europe

Hippies in the Soviet Union - Gewalt in der Sowjetarmee - KGB in the Last Decade of the Soviet Union - Russia from Brezhnew to Putin - Interdisciplinary Research Network Legacies of Communism? (Project-Website: https://legacies-of-communism.eu/)

Forschung

Projekte

Three soldiers from the Soviet army's Tamanskaya Division, an Azerbaijani, a Mongolian and a Russian, stand beside one another to show the ethnic diversity of their army. Foto: JO1(SW) Joe Bartlett, Soldiers of the Tamanskaya Division, marked as public domain, Details on Wikimedia Commons.

Grandfathers’ Rule
Everyday Army Life, Society and State Legitimacy in the late Soviet Union

Alena Maklak

Associated PhD project

The aim of my research project is to investigate the experiences of the young men serving in the Soviet armed forces in the late socialist period. A special emphasis is placed on the barrack violence that expanded increasingly throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

What keeps the show on the road?
Networks of Russian Museum Professionals from Perestroika to the Putin-Era

Corinna Kuhr-Korolev

Research project
of the Interdisciplinary Research Network Legacies of Communism? Post‐Communist Europe from Stagnation to Reform, between Autocracy and Revolution

The research project is based on the hypothesis of existing continuities from the Soviet to today’s Russian society. This seems to be especially true for the continuing existence of elites and networks, for the way these networks operate, and for specific values that ensure the persistent existence of such networks.

The last Soviet troop column crosses the Soviet border after leaving Afghanistan, 1 october 1989. Photo: RIA Novosti archive, image #58833 / A. Solomonov / CC-BY-SA 3.0, RIAN archive 58833 Withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, CC BY-SA 3.0

Violence and Civility
Russia from Brezhnev to Putin

Jan C. Behrends

Research project

Violence after Stalinism is the theme of this research project. Using the dichotomy of violence and civility, it seeks to develop a better understanding of the transformation of Russian society from the late Brezhnev era into the present.

A Liberal Project? Hungarian University Colleges Since Late Socialism

Maren Francke

PhD project
of the Interdisciplinary Research Network Legacies of Communism? Post‐Communist Europe from Stagnation to Reform, between Autocracy and Revolution

After student protests against the government, in 1970 a handful of Budapest students founded the first self-governing university college (szakkollégium) in Communist Hungary. The dissertation project aims to examine which historical legacies shape the university colleges as well as the discourses of their inhabitants and to explore how they can be located in the transformation from late socialism to post-communism in Hungary.

Foto: Elena Toporova

Hippies in the Soviet Union

Juliane Fürst

Research project

This project is devoted to a thorough exploration of the history of the hippie movement in the Soviet Union from the late sixties onwards. It pays particular attention to the place of hippies as an outsider community in the larger context of late socialism and argues that the relationship between non-conformist youth and Soviet system was hostile, yet also symbiotic.

On to new victories!
The transformation process of Ukrainian football after the collapse of the Soviet Union

Kateryna Chernii

PhD project
of the Interdisciplinary Research Network Legacies of Communism? Post‐Communist Europe from Stagnation to Reform, between Autocracy and Revolution

In the history of Soviet football, "Dynamo" Kiev is regarded as the most successful Soviet team, whose long-standing manager Valery Lobanovsky is regarded as one of the best coaches in football history. During the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukrainian football not only inherited its glorious sport accomplishments but also legacies of the Soviet football organization which reflected on a small scale the entire image of post-communist Ukraine. This research will examine the transformation processes in the Ukraine using football as an example.

The Soviet State Security’s Political and Power Resources. KGB Structures, Practices and Methods in the Last Decade of the Soviet Union

Evgenia Lezina

Research project
The research project will investigate the domestic security functions, methods and practices of the KGB in the last decade of its existence, relying mainly on two types of sources: the recently declassified state security archives in the former Soviet republics, and interviews with former employees of the Soviet institutions, who by virtue of their position were aware of the specifics of KGB activities within these bodies during the 1980s.

Peace on Earth: Exploring the Soviet Independent Peace Movement and World of Transnational Solidarity of the late 1970s – 1980s

Irina Gordeeva

The project will analyze and make known the hitherto unexplored history, nature and ideology of various independent and grassroots peace initiatives in the Soviet Union and their transnational contacts.

Section of the project website Legacies of Communism?, 26.08.2019

Legacies of Communism? Post‐Communist Europe from Stagnation to Reform, between Autocracy and Revolution

Jan C. Behrends, Juliane Fürst

Interdisciplinary research network
funded by a SAW-grant of the Leibniz Association
Coordination: Jan Claas Behrends and Juliane Fürst

The interdisciplinary research network „Legacies of Communism“ with partners in six countries will be hosted by the ZZF in Potsdam.