Still Embodying the Myth? : Russia’s Recognition as a Great Power and the Sochi Winter Games

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Still Embodying the Myth? : Russia’s Recognition as a Great Power and the Sochi Winter Games
Author(s) Petersson, Bo
Date 2014
English abstract
This paper discusses the Russian great power myth in relation to the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi in 2014. This paper examines how the mega-event is discursively constructed as a manifestation of Russia’s return to great power status. The successful carrying out of the Games would strengthen the legitimacy of President Putin personally. The holding of safe and secure Games in the volatile area of the North Caucasus region would connote the final vanquishing of domestic insurgents and maybe mute Putin’s emerging domestic critics at the same time. Politically this is a calculated risk, however, and the stakes are high.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2753/PPC1075-8216610102 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher M.E. Sharpe
Host/Issue Problems of Post-Communism;1
Volume 61
ISSN 1075-8216
Pages 30-40
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Sochi Olympics
Russia
great power
Political myth
Putin
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/16913 (link to this page)

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