Category Archives: Russia/Soviet

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The Politics of Russian Archaeology in Ottoman Lands

A review of Byzantine Heritage, Archaeology, and Politics between Russia and the Ottoman Empire: Russian Archaeological Institute in Constantinople (1894-1914), by Pinar Üre. Pinar Üre’s…

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Non-Fiction Cinema in the USSR

A review of Le cinéma de non-fiction en URSS. Création, production et diffusion (1948-1968) [Non-fiction Cinema in the USSR: Creation, Production and Distribution], by Irina…

Citizenship in Soviet Uzbekistan

A review of Implementing a Vision of Citizenship in Soviet Uzbekistan: Theory, Social Issues and Education, by Sevket Chevy Akyildiz Beginning in the late Brezhnev…

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Transnational Conceptions of Russian-Language Literature

A review of Russophonia: Towards a Transnational Conception of Russian-Language Literature, by Naomi Caffee. Naomi Caffee’s 2013 dissertation offers a long-demanded, yet scarcely attempted reappraisal…

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Archive of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

A review of the Archive of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Архив Президента Республики Казахстан / Қазақстан Республикасы Президентінің Мұрағаты) (Almaty, Kazakhstan). The…

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Religion in Post-Soviet Tajikistan

A review of Religious Revival in Tajikistan: The Soviet Legacy Revisited, by Hélène Thibault. Whereas a range of studies on the everyday realities of Islam…