Balashova A. Myth about G.K. Zhukov as St. George Pobedonosets in the Great Patriotic War
The creation of the image of Zhukov as a saint goes back to the archaic folklore. It is reflected in different types of discourse. For instance, in the family discourse his wonderful physical abilities, piety, patriotism, father’s care for soldiers are emphasized. The motives of closeness to the folk and the belonging of his figure to historical and cultural memory also are characteristic for the image of Zhukov in the official discourse. The religious discourse regards him as a martyr chosen by God.
The image of St. George Pobedonosets, the stamp of eligibility, the motive of the fight with the snake, the Savior of the Fatherland and of the world