A group for those interested in Soviet and contemporary Russian history and culture.
The remote location of Beshankovichy’s mass grave for Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide reflects the exclusion of local Jews during the German occupation of Soviet territories and limits their memory to a few knowledgeable survivors and witnesses. In contrast, local commemorative practices focus on memorials for Soviet soldiers, partisans, and…[Read more]
Anika Walke deposited ANIKA WALKE: Pioneers and Partisans – An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
How did Soviet Jews respond to the Holocaust and the devastating transformations that accompanied persecution? How was the Holocaust experienced, survived, and remembered by Jewish youth living in Soviet territory? Anika Walke, Assistant Professor of History at Washington University in St. Louis, examines these important questions in Pioneers and…[Read more]
José M. Faraldo deposited Medieval Socialist Artefacts: Architecture and Discourses of National Identity In Provincial Poland, 1945-1960 in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 6 months, 1 week ago
The article shows the form taken by certain discourses about the after-war reconstruction of the Polish city of Poznan . It is perceptible a nationalist aim, which tried to overcome the marks of the German past in the now exclusively Polish town. The post-war imperatives and the practical necessities constituted no serious impediment to the…[Read more]
Through an analysis of the ideas about change and continuity in Russian history and its dif- ference or similarity with the Western European experience, the article explains that the historical transformation begun with the Russian Revolution of February 1917 and continued by the Bolshe-vik rise and subsequent civil war, can be considered within…[Read more]
Check out this article! http://www.europenowjournal.org/2017/12/28/the-legacy-of-the-georgian-revolution/
Check out this new book! Stalin’s Constitution- http://newbooksnetwork.com/samantha-lomb-stalins-constitution-routledge-2017/
This is another article worth a look. Depictions of Russian Culture in Cold War British Fiction: An Examination of the works of Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) by Olga Chuprakova deals with the mixed portrayal of Russia in the famed British Author’s novels. she idolized Tsarist Russia, Russian culture and classical writers like Tolstoy and Dostoevsky…[Read more]
Review- Дружба, семья, революция: Николай Чарушин и поколение народников 1870-х годов
by Ben Eklof and Tatiana Saburova http://www.europenowjournal.org/2017/12/05/friendship-family-revolution-nikolai-charushin/ This work consists of ten chapters arranged in a chronological order, and covers more than a century of Russian history. The authors…[Read more]
Review- American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Dream. http://www.europenowjournal.org/2017/12/05/american-girls-in-red-russia-chasing-the-dream-by-julia-l-mickenberg/ Julia Mickenberg’s American Girls in Red Russia, touches on such diverse topics as American women’s participation in pre-1917 revolutionary movements, famine relief in during the…[Read more]
A Democratic Social Democratic State? The 1918 Georgian Revolution. http://newbooksnetwork.com/eric-lee-the-experiment-georgias-forgotten-revolution-1918-1921-zed-books-2017/
Reform or Revolution? A new book discusses the possibility and challenges of liberal reform in Tsarist Russia. http://newbooksnetwork.com/stephen-f-williams-the-reformer-how-one-liberal-fought-to-preempt-the-russian-revolution-encounter-books-2017/
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