Anna Krylova, Soviet Women in Combat. A History of Violence on the Eastern Front, Cambridge University Press, 2010. Continue reading
The military had been concerned about military patriotic education for a long time when Putin’s Patriotic Education Programme was published. As soon as the collapse of the Soviet Union occurred, followed a few years later by the creation of the Russian armed forces, they had already been developing patriotic education programmes aimed primarily at youth, aided by veterans of local wars, both volunteers and recruits. Continue reading
Nathan Hawryluk, “Military Linguistics: Russian in the Red/Soviet Army”, Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 3, Spring 2010. Available in pdf format at http://www.jmss.org/jmss/index.php/jmss/article/view/316/337.
Abstract: Minimal comprehensive linguistic research has been conducted on military communication. Yet class, ethnicity, gender, power and social structure are expressed through discourse, making linguistics a useful tool for studying military culture. Examining linguistic studies of Russian in the army, war films and fiction, this article uses sociolinguistics to determine the nature of communication in the Red Army and Soviet Army from the Russian Civil War to the late-Soviet period. Continue reading