This short paper analyses the political uses that has been made of different kinds of collective memory in the context of the massive return of the Tatars towards the Crimea since 1988.  The author notably shows how the opposition of two antagonistic systems of collective representations has been fuelling political confrontations: on one side the Tatar memory of deportation as a founding drama, on the other side the overall forgetfulness of the Russian-speaking population.

The Redaction
CER: I-8.2-697