Panel Discussion: 30 Years of Post-Soviet Society. A Discussion on New Paradigms and Approaches

Tue, 12/14/2021

On December 21, 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist. 30 years later, it is time to ask about the new and old nature of post-Soviet society. What happened to late socialism? What is still there and what has been transformed beyond recognition? How should we rethink perestroika in the light of late Soviet history? What can the non-political tell us about post-Soviet politics? Kateryna Chernii, Juliane Fürst and Jan C. Behrends will discuss these and other questions in a panel discussion with Thomas Bohn from the Justus Liebig University Giessen. The focus is on three major topics: the idea of ​​a 'long' perestroika, the role of 'violence' in the post-Soviet space and the study of transformation based on the history of Ukrainian football.

The event starts at 6.15 pm and will take place virtually via Zoom. In oder to receive the login details, please register at Check out the attached link for further infomation.