ISSN 2409-7616

Davydova J.A., Kargapolova E.V., Alekseyeva S.A., Shpakovskaya E.S.



UDC 37.017.4

Davydova J.A.1 (Moscow, Russian Federation) – E-mail:, Kargapolova E.V.1 (Moscow, Russian Federation) – E-mail:, Alekseyeva S.A.1 (Moscow, Russian Federation) – E-mail:, Shpakovskaya E.S.1 (Moscow, Russian Federation) – E-mail:

1Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Abstract. This article examines the influence of Soviet and Russian cinema on the formation of patriotic values among modern youth. The purpose of the study is to study how domestic and foreign films have an impact on the preservation of the historical memory of the Great Victory of the Soviet people over the Nazis. The conclusions are based on the analysis of the “Moscow” part of the array of a specific sociological study” The attitude of students to the Great Patriotic War”, initiated by the Russian Society of Sociologists (ROS) and implemented in December 2019 – March 2020.The audience of the sociological study is students of Russian universities. The method is an online survey. The results of the study showed that more than half of the respondents prefer Russian films about the Great Patriotic War. The results of the study showed that more than half of the respondents prefer domestic films about the Great Patriotic War. Most interesting for young people are Soviet films that truthfully and deeply describe not only the events of the war years, but also pay great attention to the emotional state of the characters. Modern Russian films are distinguished by a bright picture, expensive special effects, but the main characters are written schematically, the main emphasis is on action, and not on the experiences of the participants in the events. Therefore, despite their undeniable entertainment and modern visualized effects, according to our survey, these films lose out to Soviet cinema in terms of impact. A statistically insignificant percentage of respondents watch foreign films about the Second World War. At the same time, the authors draw attention to the fact that a certain proportion of students have been manipulated by the means of Western propaganda. In modern conditions of information warfare in educational institutions of all levels, special attention should be paid to preserving the historical memory of the Great Victory, including using cinema as one of the effective commemorative practices.

Keywords: patriotism, commemorative practices, cinema, Soviet cinema, Russian cinema, education.


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Davydova J.A., Kargapolova E.V., Alekseyeva S.A., Shpakovskaya E.S. The role of films about the great patriotic war in the education of patriotism of modern Russian youth. CITISE, 2021, no. 3, pp.24-34. DOI: