In Russia’s World War II Commemorations, the Holocaust Remains an Unexamined Narrative

In Russia’s World War II Commemorations, the Holocaust Remains an Unexamined Narrative

Izabella Tabarovsky

Izabella Tabarovsky

Senior Associate, Manager for Regional Engagement at The Kennan Institute
Izabella Tabarovsky's research interests focus on issues of historical memory and national reconciliation in the post-Soviet space and Eastern Europe. Prior to the Kennan Institute, she worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she led the implementation of the Euro-Atlantic Security–Next Generation initiative (EASI Next Generation), managed a Track 2 Transnistria conflict resolution task force, and a U.S.-Russian health cooperation task force.
Izabella holds a Master of Arts degree in Russian History from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is a native Russian speaker with working knowledge of Hebrew, Spanish, French, and German.
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BY IZABELLA TABAROVSKY A few years ago, two Russian teenagers appeared on a Russian TV show and, when asked about the Holocaust, guessed that it was wallpaper glue. After the ensuing handwringing in the media subsided, the journalist Mumin Shakirov…

Bridging the Red-White Divide Is a Home Run for Putin

Bridging the Red-White Divide Is a Home Run for Putin

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Maxim Trudolyubov

Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV In an event infused with historical and moral significance, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, consecrated a church late last week that would commemorate the suffering of the Orthodox believers persecuted by the…

Russia’s Imaginary Stalin

Russia’s Imaginary Stalin

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV Joseph Stalin, a Bolshevik who assumed dictatorial powers over the Soviet Union in the late 1920s and ruled until his death in 1953, is Russia’s most popular revolutionary. Stalin’s popularity as a historical figure is now at…

Why Putin Will Be Skipping the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Why Putin Will Be Skipping the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

William Pomeranz

William Pomeranz

Deputy Director at Kennan Institute
William Pomeranz is the Deputy Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.In addition, Dr. Pomeranz teaches Russian law at the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, Georgetown University.

Dr. Pomeranz holds a B.A. from Haverford College, a M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh, a J.D. cum laude from American University, and a Ph.D. in Russian History from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London.Prior to joining the Kennan Institute, Dr. Pomeranz practiced international law in the United States and Moscow, Russia.He advised clients on investment in the Russian Federation as well as on U.S. anti-money laundering requirements, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.S. export controls, and homeland security.He also served as Program Officer for Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus at the National Endowment for Democracy from 1992-1999, where he evaluated grant applications and implemented projects in such areas as: the rule of law, pro-market reforms, human rights, the environment, independent media, civic education, and the development of independent trade unions.

Dr. Pomeranz heads up the Kennan Institute’s rule of law program, which has conducted major conferences on the Russian Constitution, separation of powers in Russia and Ukraine, the Jackson-Vanik amendment, and the influence of the European Court of Human Rights on Russian law.His research interests include Russian legal history as well as current Russian commercial and constitutional law.He wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on the emergence and development of the pre-revolutionary Russian legal profession (the advokatura).He also has written extensively on post-Soviet legal developments, including Russian foreign investment laws, judicial review, federalism, and corruption.His articles have been published in the Russian Review, Slavonic and East European Review, Review of Central and East European Law, Demokratizatsiya, American University International Law Review, Human Rights Brief, Russian Analytical Digest, and Problems of Post-Communism.
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BY WILLIAM POMERANZ In 2016, 75 years after the start of World War II, President Vladimir Putin proudly participated in Victory Day commemorations, poignantly holding a picture of his father during the “immortal regiments” march.  And yet an even more…

Don’t Learn from Russians about the Holocaust

Don’t Learn from Russians about the Holocaust

Izabella Tabarovsky

Izabella Tabarovsky

Senior Associate, Manager for Regional Engagement at The Kennan Institute
Izabella Tabarovsky's research interests focus on issues of historical memory and national reconciliation in the post-Soviet space and Eastern Europe. Prior to the Kennan Institute, she worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she led the implementation of the Euro-Atlantic Security–Next Generation initiative (EASI Next Generation), managed a Track 2 Transnistria conflict resolution task force, and a U.S.-Russian health cooperation task force.
Izabella holds a Master of Arts degree in Russian History from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is a native Russian speaker with working knowledge of Hebrew, Spanish, French, and German.
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BY IZABELLA TABAROVSKY What was striking for some of us long-term Russia watchers about the statement by the White House regarding the International Holocaust Remembrance Day was not just the obvious omission of references to Jews, but the reference to…

Операция «Забвение»: Как сегодняшняя Россия справляется с проблемой памяти о сталинских репрессиях

Операция «Забвение»: Как сегодняшняя Россия справляется с проблемой памяти о сталинских репрессиях

Izabella Tabarovsky

Izabella Tabarovsky

Senior Associate, Manager for Regional Engagement at The Kennan Institute
Izabella Tabarovsky's research interests focus on issues of historical memory and national reconciliation in the post-Soviet space and Eastern Europe. Prior to the Kennan Institute, she worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she led the implementation of the Euro-Atlantic Security–Next Generation initiative (EASI Next Generation), managed a Track 2 Transnistria conflict resolution task force, and a U.S.-Russian health cooperation task force.
Izabella holds a Master of Arts degree in Russian History from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is a native Russian speaker with working knowledge of Hebrew, Spanish, French, and German.
Izabella Tabarovsky

ИЗАБЕЛЛА ТАБАРОВСКИЙ Оригинал перевода вышел на сайте Intersection Read in English В России, как и на большей части постсоветского пространства, прошлое снова становитcя  настоящим. Трактовки исторических проблем, связанных с коммунизмом, Второй мировой войной, Холокостом и Голодомором, подвергаются в России –…

Preserving the Memory of Stalin’s Repressions, One Person at a Time

Preserving the Memory of Stalin’s Repressions, One Person at a Time

Izabella Tabarovsky

Izabella Tabarovsky

Senior Associate, Manager for Regional Engagement at The Kennan Institute
Izabella Tabarovsky's research interests focus on issues of historical memory and national reconciliation in the post-Soviet space and Eastern Europe. Prior to the Kennan Institute, she worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she led the implementation of the Euro-Atlantic Security–Next Generation initiative (EASI Next Generation), managed a Track 2 Transnistria conflict resolution task force, and a U.S.-Russian health cooperation task force.
Izabella holds a Master of Arts degree in Russian History from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is a native Russian speaker with working knowledge of Hebrew, Spanish, French, and German.
Izabella Tabarovsky

BY IZABELLA TABAROVSKY По-русски In Russia, as in much of the post-Soviet space, the past is the present. From Ukraine, to Belarus, to Poland and Lithuania, historical narratives of communism, World War II, the Holocaust, and the Holodomor—Ukraine’s Terror-Famine—are being…

Russia Substitutes Politicized History for Politics

Russia Substitutes Politicized History for Politics

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV Last Saturday some of my friends had to line up for four to five hours to take part in this year’s remembrance ceremony for the victims of the Soviet terror. Initiated by the activist group Memorial, the…