Category Archives: Russia/Soviet

Buddhism in Modern Russian Culture

A review of The Buddhist World in Modern Russian Culture (1873-1919): Literature and Visual Arts, by Adele Di Ruocco. Academic writing at its best should…

Russian State Historical Archive of the Far East

Navigating Northeast Asia in Vladivostok: A Review of the Russian State Historical Archive of the Far East (Российский Государственный Исторический Архив Дальнего Востока), Vladivostok, Russia…

Institute of Experimental Medicine, St Petersburg

A review of The Institute of Experimental Medicine (Научно–исследовательный институт экспериментальной медицины) (St. Petersburg). In November of last year, I had the opportunity to visit…

Dissertating, Doubting & Doing It Anyway

Dissertating, Doubting, and Doing It Anyway As anyone who has tried knows well, dissertating is a doubt-laden enterprise. Such was certainly my experience. The dissertation…

The Crimea as “Russian Riviera”

A Review of Our Riviera, Coast of Health: Environment, Medicine, and Resort Life in Fin-de-Siècle Crimea, by George Lywood. George Lywood’s dissertation examines how the…