Symbols and Legitimacy in Soviet Politics: The Life and Death of the USSR

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Symbols and Legitimacy in Soviet Politics analyses the way in which Soviet symbolism and ritual changed from the regime's birth in 1917 to its fall in 1991. Graeme Gill focuses on the symbolism in party policy and leaders' speeches, artwork and political posters, and urban redevelopment, and on ritual in the political system. He shows how this symbolism and ritual were worked into a dominant metanarrative which underpinned Soviet political development. Gill also shows how, in each of these spheres, the images changed both ...

Symbols and Legitimacy in Soviet Politics: The Life and Death of the USSR 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107004542

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