Death is often painfully difficult to come to terms with, explain to others in words despite it being a part of what people have discussed of for thousands of years. When it comes to capturing the essentialities of this difficult topic, authors of biographies and artists are probably more widely known in handling these sensitive issues than scholars. Continue reading “Reflections on the Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets”
– Is death near?
Interesting interview technique. Continue reading “Victory Day: Interview with Prof. Paul Goode”
Project Update: Transnational death: practices of death and remembrance in the transnational everyday on the Finnish-Russian border (TraDeBo)
“The death is getting nearer day by day” – Paraphrase of the song by Boris Grebenshtshikov The Sky is getting nearer
By Oleg Reut
Reforming the funeral business in Russia
In February State Duma deputies intend to submit a bill on the funeral business in Russia and make funerals a public service, Vedomosti business daily reports. In the Soviet era, the state was responsible for all funerals, but this mortuary monopoly was abolished after the USSR’s collapse.