Category Archives: Russia/Soviet

Visual Sources in Russian Archives

Visual Sources in Russian Archives The vagaries of archival research can be taxing enough when working with conventional text-based sources, but trying to locate, access,…

Post-Socialism & Islam in Tajikistan

A review of Re‐producing Social Relations; Political and Economic Change and Islam in Post‐Soviet Tajik Ishkashim, by Aliaa Remtilla Aliaa Remtilla’s fascinating dissertation “Re‐producing social…

Mongolian National Central Archives

A review of the National Central Archives (Үндэсний Төв Архив), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Strolling around downtown Ulaanbaatar, you may come across the statute of Khorloogiin Choibalsan,…

State Archive of Magadan Region in the Russian Far East

A review of the State Archive of Magadan Region (Государственный архив Магаданской области) (Magadan, Russian Federation). Dragged into being from the sub-arctic wilderness, mostly by…

China After the Sino-Soviet Split

A review of: China After the Sino-Soviet Split: Maoist Politics, Global Narratives, and the Imagination of the World, by Zachary Scarlett. In this dissertation, which…

Imperial Russian Naval History Resources in St. Petersburg

A review of the Central Naval Library and Russian State Naval Archive (Центральная военно-морская библиотека; Российский государственный архив военно-морского флота), St. Petersburg. The city flag of St. Petersburg is…