A group for those interested in Soviet and contemporary Russian history and culture.
Ivan Sablin deposited Khural democracy: Imperial transformations and the making of the first Mongolian constitution, 1911–1924 in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 4 days, 9 hours ago
The political system of early socialist-era Mongolia, established by the first Constitution in 1924, can be interpreted as a vernacular version of the Soviet system, in which the formally supreme representative body, the State Great Khural (“assembly”), was sidelined by the standing Presidium of the Small Khural and the Cabinet and eclipsed by the…[Read more]
Susan Smith-Peter deposited The Struggle to Create a Regional Public in the Early Nineteenth-Century Russian Empire: the Case of Kazanskie izvestiia in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 1 week, 4 days ago
In the early part of the reign of Alexander I (1801-1825), the emperor sought to reform Russia through the creation of new European-style institutions. The aim was to ensure that Russia’s great-power status would be retained through updating its institutions, in line with a reform impulse dating back to Peter the Great and before. Among the new i…[Read more]
Vladimir Kozlov deposited Жилище как трофей: квартирный вопрос в бюрократических практиках и личных стратегиях сотрудников Советской военной администрации в Германии (1945–1949) in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Housing as a trophy: the housing issue in bureaucratic practices and personal strategies of the Soviet military administration in Germany (1945-1949)
Collected volume review. Paweł Kowal, Georges Mink and Iwona Reichardt (eds.) “Three Revolutions: Mobilization and Change in Contemporary Ukraine.” Volume one. Stuttgart, Ibidem Verlag, 2019.
Vladimir Kozlov deposited На излете позднего сталинизма: культ бдительности и ритуалы секретности (по материалам Советской военной администрации в Германии, 1945-1949) in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 1 month, 4 weeks ago
At the end of late Stalinism: the cult of vigilance and secrecy rituals (based on the materials of the Soviet military administration in Germany, 1945-1949)
Vladimir Kozlov deposited Советские потребительские практики в “маленьком СССР”, 1945-1949 (по материалам Советской военной администрации в Германии) in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 2 months ago
Soviet consumer practices in the “small USSR”, 1945-1949 (based on the materials of the Soviet military administration in Germany)
Vladimir Kozlov deposited Поздний сталинизм как идеологическая практика. Партийная жизнь советских коммунистов в оккупированной Германии. 1945—1949 гг.] // Исследования по истории русской мысли. Ежегодник 2018 . Под ред. М. А. Колерова. Модест Колеров. М., 2018 in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 2 months ago
Late Stalinism as an Ideological Practice. Party Life of Soviet Communists in Occupied Germany. 1945-1949 /
Vladimir Kozlov deposited «Бесчинства» как управленческий концепт. К пониманию военно-бюрократической культуры советского оккупационного режима в Германии (1945–1949 гг.) // Русский сборник. Исследования по истории России. Т. XIV. М., 2013. С. 414-472 in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 2 months ago
“Outrages” as a management concept.
Understanding the military-bureaucratic culture of the Soviet occupation regime in Germany (1945-1949)
This book first proves that the rationale behind Russia’s aggressive actions in its neighborhood resides in its goal of achieving certain geostrategic objectives which are largely predefined by the state’s imperial traditions, memories, and fears that the Kremlin may irretrievably lose control over lands which were once Russian. In other words,…[Read more]
Ostap Kushnir deposited The Intermarium as the Polish-Ukrainian Linchpin of Baltic-Black Sea Cooperation in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The term “Intermarium” has a long historical tradition and was commonly used to define the area between the Baltic and Black Seas. With its regular re-appearances in contemporary academic and political discourses, this book explores and assesses a variety of its connotations. In order to do this, it applies a multi-dimensional approach to the Int…[Read more]
Christopher Joseph Helali deposited No Pasaran! An Interview on the History and Politics of Anti-fascism with Mark Bray in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 3 months ago
Mark Bray is a historian of human rights, terrorism, and political radicalism in Modern Europe as well as a political organizer. This interview outlines what fascism is, the history of anti-fascist resistance, the debate surrounding free-speech, anti-imperialism, World War II, and the Trump Era.
Mark Bray is a political organizer and historian…[Read more]
Ivan Sablin deposited Russia in the Global Parliamentary Moment, 1905–1918: Between a Subaltern Empire and an Empire of Subalterns (Locating the Global: Spaces, Networks and Interactions from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century, ed. by Holger Weiss. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2020, pp. 257–282) in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
The chapter analyzed the debates on parliamentarism in the late Russian Empire and revolutionary Russia and explored how the idea of parliament helped intellectuals locate Russia globally. The establishment of the legislative State Duma and the adoption of the Fundamental Laws of the Russian Empire during the Revolution of 1905–1907 seemed to m…[Read more]
Ivan Sablin deposited Parliamentary Formations and Diversities in (Post-)Imperial Eurasia, ed. by Ivan Sablin (Journal of Eurasian Studies, vol. 11, nos. 1 and 2, 2020, Special Issue) in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Addressing the entangled histories of deliberative decision making, political representation, and constitutionalism in several geographic and temporal contexts, this Special Issue offers nuanced political and intellectual histories and anthropologies of parliamentarism in Eurasia. It explores parliaments and quasi-parliamentary formations and the…[Read more]
Vladimir Kozlov deposited Sedition. Everyday Resistance in the Soviet Union under Khrushchev and Brezhnev in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 6 months, 1 week ago
Sedition Everyday Resistance in the Soviet Union under Khrushchev and Brezhnev Edited by Vladimir A. Kozlov, Sheila Fitzpatrick, and Sergei V. Mironenko Compiled by V. A. Kozlov and O. V. Edelman with assistance from E. Yu. Zavadskaia English edition edited and introduced by Sheila Fitzpatrick Translated by Olga Livshin English edition annotated…[Read more]
This essay discusses the cinematic representation of Revolution in Sergei Eisenstein’s film Oktiabr’ / October, a film which had a decisive impact on the revolutionary development of film history and theory. I will explore how Revolution can be re-enacted and shown in the medium of cinema, and how this medium is capable of not only staging his…[Read more]
Ivan Sablin deposited Soviet federalism from below: The Soviet Republics of Odessa and the Russian Far East, 1917–1918 in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 10 months, 1 week ago
In early 1918, the Bolshevik-dominated Third Congress of Soviets declared the formation of a new composite polity—the Soviet Russian Republic. The congress’s resolutions, however, simultaneously proclaimed a federation of national republics and a federation of soviets. The latter seemed to recognize regionalism and localism as organizing pri…[Read more]
Alvin Toffler and Marshall McLuhan: both are futurologists who theorized about the impact of information exchange on societies. In the late 1960s, Toffler came up with the concept of future shock, while McLuhan “invented” the global village. I dared combining these two concepts into a sort of “theory of everything” to explain political process…[Read more]
Book review. Kate Langdon & Vladimir Tismaneanu “Putin’s Totalitarian Democracy: Ideology, Myth, and Violence in the Twenty-First Century”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
Ostap Kushnir deposited Lysiak Rudnytsky’s prescience: Ukraine’s political turbulence and trauma of a “non-historical” nation in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
If we look at the past three decades in the history of Eastern Europe, Ukraine may safely be placed at the top of the chart of “unstable” states. First was the student-led Revolution on Granite in the 1990s. The outcome of that revolution was a resignation of entrenched high-ranked Soviet officials under the pressure of public opinion. Then, if…[Read more]
Book review. Taras Kuzio “Putin’s War against Ukraine: Revolution, nationalism and crime,” CreateSpace Independent, in association with the Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto, 2017
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