Role of Spatial Interpretations in Identity Imposing in Border Cities of EU-Russia

Sravnitelʹnaâ Politika. 2015;5(4):72-74 DOI 10.18611/2221-3279-2014-5-4-72-74


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Journal Title: Sravnitelʹnaâ Politika

ISSN: 2221-3279 (Print); 2412-4990 (Online)

Publisher: Jurist, Publishing Group

Society/Institution: Institute of socio-economic and political researches

LCC Subject Category: Political science: Political science (General)

Country of publisher: Russian Federation

Language of fulltext: English, Russian

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I. Yu. Okunev (Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University))


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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Th e study shows how diff erent images of space on the same territory act as intermediate variables between objective territorial characteristics and citizens’ identities. As the geographical position at the border of Russia provides the citizens with geopolitical alternatives to identify their location as a fortress defending the nation (as in the case of Kronstadt) or a bridge between cultures, the given study allows us to compare reasons for these geopolitical choices of inhabitants.