Edition: Lublin 2015
The purpose of the article is an analysis of popular images of the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 through the recent Russian feature films for a wide audience. The following two types of modern Russian war film are traced: the first type follows the form of the World War II combat film, while the second one contains the ‘bottom-up’ memory topics. The contradiction between official historical policy of modern Russia and Russian popular culture is argued. The concept of ‘popular cultural memory’ is the methodological basis of the research.