Siarhei Kuzniatsou. Symbolism of money: finances and historical consciousness of Ukraine // Political Sphere №11, 2008 p. 89-100 ISSN1819-3625
Images on banknotes are one of the ways of visualizing and distributing knowledge about a certain historical period and fixing it in a nation’s consciousness, thus influencing the national identity. The author analyses the images on the banknotes of the three neighboring countries: Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus, studying the common features and differences in their design. The author draws a conclusion about the closeness of the Lithuanian and Ukrainian approaches that influenced their national identities through the banknotes’ images, while Belarusian identity engineers ignored this approach.
Political symbols, symbolism of Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine, historical memory, identity construction, finances, money.
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