Veterans on the Great Patriotic war

Veterans on the Great Patriotic war

Ivanov V.N.

Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences, Adviser, Institute for Socio-Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

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Ivanov V.N. Veterans on the Great Patriotic war. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 5. P. 12-17


Present-day situation in Russia after cardinal social and political transformations is characterized by weakening historical cultural continuity, by distortions of facts related to Russia’s history, by underestimation of Soviet state and society achievements and belittling the role of people and Red Army in the defeat of fascist German forces during the WWII. Hence an all-important role of the opinions of Great Patriotic war veterans, possessing the chance to juxtapose past and present, to assess truthfulness of Great Patriotic war events depicting, sources and results of the victory, role of individuals, of Russia’s nations, of other states.

Second World War; Great Patriotic war; veterans
Content No 5, 2015