“Peace and friendship”: Overcoming the Cold War in the Artek Pioneer camp

Neumann, Matthias (2022) “Peace and friendship”: Overcoming the Cold War in the Artek Pioneer camp. Diplomatic History, 46 (3). 505–526. ISSN 0145-2096

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The famous Pioneer camp ‘Artek’ was used by the Soviet Union to showcase socialism to upcoming generations. It was an iconic space where each summer 5,000 children from over 60 nations met to promote transnational cooperation and Soviet-led world peace. The article reconstructs American children’s experiences who dared to break through the iron curtain to participate. It will examine how, and with what success, the participants’ encounters challenged and shaped mutual perceptions of East and West, and how their action fed into the upsurgence of citizen diplomacy that played a crucial role in ending the Cold War.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding Information: The author thanks the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust for Grant SG171659, which made this research possible.
Uncontrolled Keywords: history,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1202
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2021 00:08
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2024 01:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/80336
DOI: 10.1093/dh/dhac019

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