Katri Pynnöniemi’s article “The Rearrangement of the Post-Soviet Space and the Representation of Russia as Eurasian Bridge” has been published in a book titled Empire De/Centered: New Spatial Histories of Russia and the Soviet Union edited by Sanna Turoma and Maxim Waldstein.
About the book
In 1987 theSoviet empire collapsed, at a stroke throwing the certainties of the Cold War world into flux. Yet despite the dramatic end of this ‘lastempire’ and political commentators consigning the idea ofempire to the dustbin of history, new forces filling the vacuum leftby the end of the Soviet Union repeatedly draw upon the language and concepts of imperialism.
Bringing together a multidisciplinary and international group of authors tostudy Soviet society and culture through the categories empire andspace, this collection demonstrates the enduring legacy of empire with regard to Russia, whose history has been marked by a particularly close and ambiguous relationship between nation and empire building, and between national and imperial identities.
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