Научно-публицистический журнал “Центр и периферия”
The scientific journal “Center and Periphery”
Guseva T. M., Zadkova T. Yu.
70 years have passed since the death of I. V. Stalin, but disputes about his personality and contribution not only to national, but also to world history still persist. The death of the “leader of the peoples” was a significant event, which meant the end of an entire era in the history of our state. In this regard, the study of the reaction of society to the death of I. V. Stalin in such a peripheral and multiethnic region as the Mordovian ASSR is of particular relevance. The material of the study was publications in regional newspapers, which give an idea of the events that took place. Using ideographic, historical-systemic, historical-comparative and retrospective methods, the reaction of the inhabitants of Mordovia to the death of I. V. Stalin is shown in the article. It is concluded that the main mourning events in the republic did not differ from analogous ones in other regions of the country: rallies, telegrams to the highest state bodies expressing the deepest sorrow, acceptance of obligations to continue the work of Lenin — Stalin. The majority of the population perceived the death of the head of the Soviet state as a personal tragedy.
Keywords: I. V. Stalin, death, funeral, regional newspapers, Mordovia, population
For citation: Guseva TM, Zadkova TYu. “Farewell, our teacher and leader, our dear friend, dear comrade Stalin!”: Responses of the population of Mordovia to the death of I. V. Stalin (according to the materials of regional newspapers). Center and Periphery. 2023;18(1):52—60. EDN AXZMTG
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Information about the authors:
Tatyana M. Guseva, Principal Researcher — Head of Department of History of the Research Institute of the Humanities by the Government of the Republic of Mordovia (3 L. Tolstoy Str., Saransk 430005, Russia), Doctor of Historical Sciences, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7417-6664, email@example.com
Tatyana Yu. Zadkova, Senior Researcher of Department of Theory and History of Culture of the Research Institute of the Humanities by the Government of the Republic of Mordovia (3 L. Tolstoy Str., Saransk 430005, Russia), Candidate of Historical Sciences, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0002-1420-3661, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contribution of the authors:
Guseva T. M. — critical analysis and scientific editing of the text;
Zadkova T. Yu. — concept development, methodology development, data collection and literature analysis, writing the initial version of the article.
Conflict of interests: the authors declare no conflict of interest.
The authors have read and approver the final version of the manuscript.
The article was submitted 30.12.2022; approved after reviewing 25.01.2023; accepted for publication 27.01.2023.