Narva as a Cultural Borderland: Estonian, European, Russophone

11 Dec 2018

(RAD) Abstract: Looking at Narva, the Estonian city with strong Russian roots, through the lens of culture allows us to see it less as a threat and more as an opportunity. Current Estonian policy seeks to Europeanize Narva, making it cool rather than alien. This effort, instead of pushing Russia aside, provides a platform for Russian artists to perform on an European stage and reach an international audience. 

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Recommended:

Alexandra Yatsyk, "Russia–EU Borderlands after the Ukraine Crisis: The Case of Narva," Feb. 8, 2017.

Andrey Makarychev, "The “Narva Paradox” and a Reality Check," March 25, 2015.


Also in this issue of RAD:

Peter Rollberg (director of IERES), "Solzhenitsyn’s Embattled Legacy."