The ISPI produces work in several areas:
— various aspects of the Nazi occupation regime and the life of Soviet citizens under occupation, including collaboration and comparative analysis of the occupied areas of the USSR with other parts of occupied Europe
— the politics of propaganda in the USSR and Nazi Germany
— the dynamics and forms of violence, especially in the Holocaust, including the role of ideology, politics and the local conditions where violence took place
— the social and cultural history of Stalinism during and right after wartime and the reaction of the Soviet political system and Soviet society on the Nazi invasion
— the liberation and re-sovietization of occupied regions, as well as the experience of Soviet citizens who came to Europe as part of the Red Army
— comparative analysis of occupation and liberation politics, including the comparison between the Russian and non-Russian occupied areas of the USSR, between the occupation of the USSR and Eastern Europe, and between the Eastern Front and other areas of Europe
— World War II considered as part of the broader development of the USSR and the comparison of World War II with other conflicts of the twentieth century
— Soviet political, cultural and social practices in the post-war years and in the first post-Soviet decade
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