Past Is Another Resource: Remembering the 70th Anniversary of the Victory Day on LiveJournal

Mykola Makhortykh, Yehor Lyebyedyev & Daniel Kravtsov
In our article we examine changes experienced by media and memory systems in Russia since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis. Using as an example a popular Russian blogging platform, LiveJournal, we scrutinize how the digital practices related to commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany are influenced by the growing instrumentalization of Second World War memory for media propaganda and manipulation. Using topic modeling to analyze a large set...
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