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Stalin come soggetto di icone

Gianfranco Giraudo    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

Since the nineties, many Stalin’s icons in perfect Old-Russian style have appeared in different regions of the Russian Federation. The essay analyzes the iconography of the icons featuring Stalin and focuses on the debate appeared in the newspapers since then. An outline of the arguments put forward by those backing the veneration of Stalin, including an Orthodox priest who proposed to canonize Stalin, is offered. Finally, as an icon of Putin has recently appeared on the web, some ruminations on the connections between politics and religious devotions in Russia are included.

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IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-086-0
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-085-3

Keywords: IconsStalin

Copyright: © 2016 Gianfranco Giraudo. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.