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Historical Memory and Symbolism in the Belarusian Protests

  • What has been the role of historical symbols and images for both mobilizing anti-government protests in Belarus and coping with the state-inflicted violence against peaceful protesters? This is the main question guiding this exploration of the dynamics of memory-related images and symbols during the 2020 protests. It discusses the power of historical symbolism and its parallels in earlier revolutions in the region, yet also emphasises key differences in the Belarusian case.

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Document Type:Article
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Author:Nelly BekusGND
Editor:Joachim von PuttkamerGND, Michal KopečekGND, Włodzimierz BorodziejGND
Publishing Institution:Herder-Institut für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung – Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
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Parent Title (English):Cultures of History Forum
Release Date:2021/08/06
Date of Publication (online):2021/08/05
Date of first Publication:2021/02/16
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Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 90 Geschichte
Tag:1989; Belarus; Commemoration; History; Memory; Protest; Stalinism; symbolism
GND Keyword:Belarus; Politisches Symbol; Demonstration; Kollektives Gedächtnis; Stalinismus
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