Statements by politicians on Russia’s unity and stability are omnipresent. This article deals with people’s daily narratives by focusing on the legacies of the Great Patriotic War in the city of Kaliningrad (previously Königsberg). In this endeavor, the article explores the immortal troop project, an alternative march to the official militaristic parade on May 9, which is devoted to the remembrance of people’s fate during the war. However, the narratives’ diversity and their potential as political counter narratives only becomes visible by taking into account people’s personal relationship to the city’s materiality. My arguments are based on long-term fieldwork, conducted between 2015 and 2017.
"Unity and Stability?: Legacies and Remembrance of the Great Patriotic War in Russia’s Exclave of Kaliningrad,"
Narrative Culture: Vol. 6:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/narrative/vol6/iss1/5