Teaching the elusive art of interpreting history

  • 1998-11-19
Teachers searching for the stories the Soviet Union erased are changing the way we see history. In part I of II, Katya Cengel looks into the art of putting a new spin on old events.Konstantin Bidyukov and Slava Sorohin have just finished explaining to a gathering of their European colleagues how their new 500-page history book promotes discussion, not conflict, concerning Soviet occupation and Soviet life. Their book about Soviet life in the post-World War II era features, among other things, pictures of Soviet refrigerators set next to their high-tech Western counterparts – an attempt, the...
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