08.09.2022 18:00 / Narva castle

Event overview

Venue: Narva Castle, Reconditorium Hall + online via Zoom
Language: Russian
Format: Lecture
Cost: Free (pre-registration required HERE)
NB! The lecture will take place both onsite and via Zoom. Please choose the appropriate option when purchasing tickets for the lecture. Ticket sales for the Zoom lecture end one hour before the event begins.

The lecture is dedicated to the history of the first year of Soviet rule in Estonia: June 1940 - June 1941. The focus of our attention will not be on the political events known from school textbooks. Instead, we will examine the Sovietization of Estonia through the prism of terror against the Russian-speaking population. We will trace the destinies of people involved with words (journalists, booksellers, writers, teachers). Additionally, we will analyze lists of confiscated literature from bookstores and publishers. During the lecture, we will delve into the investigative files of the NKVD of the Estonian SSR and explore the source-critical, methodological, linguistic, and psychological questions that arise during their reading and study.

Lecturer: Timur Guzairov (PhD) - an independent researcher, philologist, historian of culture, and expert on Estonian-Russian relations. Co-compiler of "Chronicles of Russian Social and Cultural Life in Estonia" (1918-1940) Vol. 2. Tallinn, 2017. A regular participant in the "Esto-Russica" scientific seminar at the Narva College of the University of Tartu. Member of the "Jaan Kaplinski Society" (Jaan Kaplinski Selts).

This event is part of the lecture series of the Narva Museum. Lectures take place both onsite, in the museum halls, and online via Zoom. The link for participants in the online environment will be sent to the email address provided during registration one hour before the start of the event.