Botakoz Kassymbekova and Erica Marat on Russia’s ‘Imperial Myth’
By Catherine Putz
Russia’s longstanding “imperial myth” holds that “Russia did not attack and colonize, but liberated and saved the colonized.”
Soviet Central Asian Leaders Are Far From Gone
By Francisco Olmos
From Kunayev to Razzakov to Rashidov, Soviet-era Central Asian leaders continue to play an important role in constructing historical narratives 30 years after independence.
Soviet Nostalgia Meets Kyrgyz Social Media
By Colleen Wood
Social media accounts specializing in historical photos of Kyrgyzstan reflect young people’s desire to learn about their country’s past.