Issue Editors: Amandine Regamey, Brandon Schechter, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
Nikolai Starodymov, Master-klass Afganskoi voiny. V boiu vse odnoi krovi, Iauza, 2013.
SIXTEENTH ISSUE – “Military Journalism in Russia and the CIS ”
In the sociology of media, the question of military journalism occupies a special place as one carrying significant political and institutional-specific implications. This is particularly obvious in the case of the USSR, where censorship, ideological challenges related to conflicts, and inaccessibility of the army have hindered attempts to gain knowledge of the production process regarding news and information surrounding the military. Since the fall of the USSR, Russian media space has experienced an opening and a liberalization applicable to military journalism. The old Soviet army newspapers have continued to exist (Krasnaia Zvezda, for example) while civil titles dedicated to military topics have appeared (for instance, the military supplement Nezavisimoe Voennoe Obozrenie of the daily newspaper Nezavisimaia Gazeta). At the same time, new independent media have gravitated toward military topics, fed by specialized civil correspondents. Continue reading
HUNDREDS OF STORIES OF SOLDIERS TO GENERALS ON WWII & AFGHANISTAN Continue reading
Artemy M. Kalinovsky, A Long Goodbye. The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan, Harvard University Press, 2011, 320 pages. Continue reading