This hike unpacks the political instrumentalisation of historical narratives, remembrance culture and collective memory, especially in times of conflict. Building on the case study of Russia, we will analyse selected examples of how authoritarian regimes make use of history to legitimise their internal and external policies. //INFO: Bring suitable shoes for hiking, water and outdoor clothing. Circular hiking trail Alpbacher Heimatweg. In case of heavy rain, the session takes place at Otto-Molden-Foyer.