Igor Cașu, "Revoluția silențioasă": revizuirea identității naționale în Moldova Sovetică la apogeul "dezghețului" lui Hrușciov (1956-1957) / "The Quiet Revolution": Revisiting the National Identity Issue in Soviet Moldavia at the height of Khrushchev's Thaw (1956)

2015 Plural: History, Culture, Society  
The article highlights the impact of Khrushchev's Thaw on the question of national identity in Soviet Moldavia in the framework of the internal Soviet debates unleashed by the 'Secret Speech' and the subsequent Hungarian Revolution. The question of national identity was expressed by two groups, one representing the former GULAG returnees and the other the intellectuals or students socialized in the Soviet milieu. The position of the former was more radical and anti-Soviet, while the latter was
more » ... ile the latter was milder and respected the status-quo, i.e. the Soviet regime, and only questioned some previously established traditions on what it meant to be Moldavian. Incidentally or not, the former position proved to be more long lasting, in some way prepared and anticipated the national agenda during Perestroika, in the late 1980s. The question of national identity emerged once again with a comparable fervour in 1968 subsequent to the Prague Spring and Ceaușescu's refusal to support the Soviet invasion in Czechoslovakia.
doi:10.37710/plural.v3i1_7 fatcat:ta7gk3dstbe7vpjjxmc5svv4ne