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Soviet Union as “Empire of Friends”
A review of Friendship of the Peoples: Soviet-Czechoslovak Cultural and Social Contacts from the Battle for Prague to the Prague Spring, 1945-1969, by...
Soviet Orientalism & Politics in Central Asia
A review of Settling the Past: Soviet Oriental Projects in Leningrad and Alma-Ata, by Alfrid Bustanov. Researchers in the Caucasian and Central Asian ...
WWI & Russia’s Religious Intelligentsia
A review of Providential Empire: Russia’s Religious Intelligentsia and the First World War, by Christopher A. Stroop. In this impressive and well-writ...
Russian Social Media Networks
A review of The Map and The Territory: Russian Social Media Networks and Society by Karina Alexanyan. Karina Alexanyan’s 2013 dissertation, The ...
Mortality Crisis in Post-Soviet Russia
A review of Death and Freedom in Post-Soviet Russia: An Ethnography of a Mortality Crisis, by Michelle Parsons. Michelle Parsons’ dissertation takes a...
Self-Immolation in Soviet Lithuania
A review of A Death Transformed: The Political and Social Consequences of Romas Kalanta’s Self Immolation, Soviet Lithuania, 1972, by Amanda Jeanne Sw...
Banditry, Terrorism & Revolution in Late Imperial Russia
A review of Bandits, Terrorists, and Revolutionaries: The Breakdown of Civil Authority in the Imperial Fergana Valley, 1905-1914, by Yulia Uryadova. I...
Finnish-Russian Relations 1880s-1920s
A review of Shared Space, Varied Lives: Finnish-Russian Interactions in Dacha Country, 1880s-1920s, by Kitty Lam. It may surprise many visitors to Hel...
Socialist Realist Science in the Soviet Union
A review of Socialist Realist Science: Constructing Knowledge about Rural Life in the Soviet Union, 1943-1958, by Maya Haber. Neglected for years befo...
Soviet Childhood in the Age of Revolution
A review of Empire’s Children: Soviet Childhood in the Age of Revolution, by Loraine de la Fe. Loraine de la Fe’s dissertation is an impressive......
Russian-Argentine Literary Exchanges
A review of Russian-Argentine Literary Exchanges, by Dina Odnopozova. Dina Odnopozova’s dissertation skillfully traces the history of the literary dia...
Poet-Translators in the Soviet & Post-Soviet Eras
A review of A Remedy For Solitude: Russian Poet-Translators in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras, by Maria Yevgenievna Khotimsky. Maria Khotimsky’s diss...