Media Commemoration in Russia

Nataliya Danilova*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The recognition of the media’s power in shaping public attitudes towards wars is not sufficient for an understanding of the Russian experience of media commemoration of military fatalities. Our analysis cannot claim any accuracy without taking into account a series of groundbreaking political, economic and societal transformations experienced by the country from the early 1980s onwards. This chapter situates the analysis of the Russian military fatalities within the wider political context and traces changes in the media coverage from the Soviet Afghan War (1979–89) through the first Chechen conflict (1994–6) to the second conflict in Chechnya (1999–2009).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Politics of War Commemoration in the UK and Russia
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-39571-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-349-67939-3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NamePalgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
ISSN (Print)2634-6257
ISSN (Electronic)2634-6265

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015, Nataliya Danilova.


  • Armed Force
  • Bereave Family
  • Military Authority
  • Military Duty
  • Soviet Society


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