Category Archives: Russia

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Russian Studies Job Report

This is a report spotlighting newly hired professors in Russian Studies.  It is our hope that this information will be useful to the field as…

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Skeletal Remains and Soviet Violence

A review of State-Sponsored Violence in the Soviet Union: Skeletal Trauma and Burial Organization in a Post World War II Lithuanian Sample by Catherine Elizabeth…

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Purging the Wartime USSR

A review of L’ épuration de guerre en URSS, à partir de l’exemple de la région de Kalinine, 1941-1953 (Purging the Wartime USSR: A Study…

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Central Archive of Nizhnii Novgorod Region

A review of the Central Archive of Nizhnii Novgorod Region (Центральный архив Нижегородской области) (Nizhnii Novgorod, Russian Federation). Lying on the banks of the Volga…

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Environmental Change in the Soviet Union

A review of Making Nature Modern: Economic Transformation and the Environment in the Soviet North, by Andy Bruno. Did the Soviet Union perpetrate ecocide to…

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Addiction & Drug Use in Soviet Tajikistan

A review of The Administration of Addiction: The Politics of Medicine and Opiate Use in Soviet Tajikistan, 1924-1958, by Alisher Latypov. Alisher Latypov’s dissertation breaks…

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Russo-Iranian Encounter: Empire & Statehood

A review of Empire and Statehood in the Russo-Iranian Encounter, 1880s-1911, by Moritz Deutschmann. This smart, well-researched dissertation, part of a remarkable surge in interest…

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Soviet Rule & Famine in Kazakhstan

A review of Die Nomaden und der Hunger: Sesshaftmachung und Herrschaftsdurchsetzung in Kasachstan, 1920-1945 (The Nomads and the Famine: Sedentarization and Assertion of Soviet Rule…