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Title: Death in Russian Soldiers Correspondence (1939-1945): Reactions, Reflection and Practices of Justification
Authors: Cherepanova, E. S.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Matica Srpska
Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade
Citation: Cherepanova E. S. Death in Russian Soldiers Correspondence (1939-1945): Reactions, Reflection and Practices of Justification / E. S. Cherepanova // Zbornik Matice Srpske za Slavistiku. — 2021. — Vol. 2021. — Iss. 99. — P. 135-151.
Abstract: This paper analyzes soldiers' ruminations in their private correspondence about the death at war as an 'event' from the philosophical and anthropological perspective. It aims at recovering the value orientations and the moral principles, which are operative in their reflection about death. Conceptually, this research relies on the works of Petar Bojanić, Georg Simmel, Ivan Ilyin, Emmanuel Lévinas and Jürgen Habermas. The analysis focuses on the published letters of soldiers who took part in the Soviet-Finnish war (1939-1940) and the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). These texts shed light on the perception of death at war, conceptualizations of the death-related moral experience, the impact of religion and ideology on soldiers' reflection on death. It should be noted that the existing practice of analysis of such documents puts the main emphasis on the values formed by the Soviet ideology neglecting the impact of religious culture. © 2021 Matica Srpska. All rights reserved.
Keywords: EVENT OF DEATH
FEAR OF DEATH
JUSTIFICATION OF DEATH
ORTHODOX CULTURE
SOVIET IDEOLOGY
WAR
WAR CORRESPONDENCE
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/111304
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85109171321
PURE ID: 22823612
ISSN: 0352-5007
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: Исследование выполнено за счёт гранта Российского научного фонда (проект № 20-18-00240).
RSCF project card: 20-18-00240
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