The Night of Victory / 2016

Now in Russia, memories of the Second World War are produced and reproduced endlessly according to the desires of the government and the masses. People tend to forget the uneasy history of Russia and at the same time they want to have hopes and a national identity. Today the Victory Day (the 9th of May) that symbolises the victory of Russia in the Second World War – is one of the cornerstones of modern national identity. However, it is no longer the Victory Day it was 20 or 30 years ago. Instead, it is a completely new holiday for the generations that have no actual memories about life in the Soviet Union.