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The City of Victors: Epideictic Rhetoric at the Museum of Moscow and the Cult of the Great Patriotic War in Putin’s Russia

This article examines contemporary museum practices in post-Communist Russia by focusing on a special exhibit, The City of Victors (Gorod Pobeditelei ), dedicated by the Museum of Moscow to the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. The exhibit draws on ‘popular memories’—intimate artefacts and documents donated to the museum by ordinary Muscovites—to tell the […]