Vol. 16 (2023): XVI International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism Socialist Realism in Literature and Art
Folklore of the Era of Socialist Realism

Soviet Memory and Narrative Discourse (According to Oral Histories)

Marine Turashvili
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2023-12-11


  • Soviet memory,
  • oral history,
  • narrative discourse


Various events of the Soviet period are not still properly evaluated. Not taking into account the general public, even in history textbooks and scientific society there is not a fully convincing argument to understand this or that Soviet event and the positive and negative sides of the regime itself in general. All mentioned facts, in their turn, lead to various attitudes that exist today on the part of the society towards the regime. This might be caused by a number of factors, one of which is that there is lack of discussion about revaluing the Soviet past.