Safeguarding Russian culture as a cultural reality or as a cultural construct? The newsmagazine U+2018Illustrated RussiaU+2019 and Russian émigré culture in interwar Europe. Ghent University
This project will study the mainstream Russian émigré newsmagazine, Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia (1924-1939), as a test case for the widely accepted idea that interwar Russian émigré culture first and foremost aspired to safeguard U+2018trulyU+2019 Russian culture and, hence, identity. Does this assumption hold for the émigré culture as a whole or does it relate to high culture alone?