(The Policy of Sovietization of the Western Regions of Ukraine in 1944 – 1953 through the Propagandist Symbols and Rituals)
Abstract: The article deals with the peculiarities of the process of Sovietization of the western regions of Ukraine in the first postwar years. The problem of using the political symbols as tools of propaganda by the authorities is particularly emphasized. The scientific novelty is that the process of symbolizing the living space of the population of the Western Ukrainian region in the period of restoration / establishment of Soviet power there is disclosed in the article. The authors indicate what The main promoters of the spread of „Soviet“ were the propaganda and agitation departments of regional and district committees of the CP(b)U in Western Ukraine. The change of symbolic space occurred through the creation and implantation into the public consciousness of a new narrative of the historical uniqueness of the Soviet state of the Stalinist format.
Authors: STARODUBEC Galyna – POPP Ruslana
Publication order reference:
Starodubec Galyna – Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University, Department of the World History, Velyka Berdychivska 40, 10008 Zhytomyr, Ukraine, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Popp Ruslana – Ivan Franko Drohobych State Pedagogical University, Department of the Ukraine History, Ivan Franko 24, 82100 Drohobych, Ukraine, mail: email@example.com
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2020, vol.: 24, number: 2, pages: 412-426
Key words: western regions of Ukraine; Sovietization; propaganda symbols and attributes; mass media; public events;