Source: (2003) In Carol A.L. Prager and Trudy Govier, Dilemmas of Reconciliation: Cases and Concepts. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Pp. 327-340.

Does the notion of “reconciliation” apply to the events taking place in contemporary Russia? Is national reconciliation occurring in Russia? These are the questions I will address in subsequent sections of this essay, but before doing that, it is necessary to say something about what constitutes reconciliation, and especially about what constitutes “national reconciliation.” (excerpt)