The Presidential Grants Fund as an Instrument of the Policy of Remembrance for the Great Patriotic War


The presented research is devoted to the study of the role of the Presidential Grants Fund in the implementation of the memorial policy in relation to the events of the Great Patriotic War. The methodological base of the study is formed through a combination of comparative and structural analysis. The author concludes that the activity of the Presidential Grants Fund on the field of memorial policy is built outside the context of a clear strategy for implementing the policy of memory. Currently, the Fund allocates funds primarily to support local and regional initiatives that are not linked to each other in a single system. There is a clear imbalance in the territorial distribution of grants in terms of their number and size in favor of projects of participants from Moscow and St. Petersburg. Part of the grants is allocated for the solution of tasks assigned by law to the sphere of responsibility of local self-government bodies (for example, this concerns projects for the improvement of military graves).

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Sergey I. Belov

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1464-040X

PhD in History, Associate Professor of the Department of Russian Politics

1, Leninskiye Gory str., Moscow, Russian Federation, 119991


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