A group for those interested in Soviet and contemporary Russian history and culture.
This article traces the attempts by the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries to devolve economic powers to the regions and the ultimate failure of this project, which was a contributing factor to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Gregory Afinogenov deposited Cold War Creatures: Soviet Science and the Problem of the Abominable Snowman in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Examines the role of the yeti in shaping Cold War popular science networks and relations between official and popular scientific practices in the Soviet Union.
Adelheid Heftberger deposited Šestaja čast’ kadra”. Vosstanovlenie vertovskogo “Čelovek s kinoapparatom” / “The Sixth of the Frame”. Vertov’s “Man with a Movie Camera” restored. in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 11 months, 1 week ago
Outlines the restoration of the Russian film classic “Man with a Movie Camera” (USSR, 1929) by Dziga Vertov which was carried out by the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam between 2008 and 2010. The restoration allows contemporary audiences the possibility to once again experience Vertov’s film as the filmmaker originally intended – or at least in a v…[Read more]
Philipp Casula deposited Justificaciones populistas de la guerra? La intervención rusa en el este de Ucrania in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 11 months, 3 weeks ago
In the context of the war between Ukraine and Russia in the Donbass and the earlier crisis over Crimea, this paper examines four speeches by Vladimir Putin to identify and map populist elements in his discursive and formal strategies of justifying and creating a specific form of conflict. The analysis shows how this populism goes beyond the…[Read more]
Barbara Allen deposited “А.Г. Шляпников и НКВД в 1930-х годах.” [“A.G. Shliapnikov and the NKVD in the 1930s”]. in the group Soviet and Russian history and culture on Humanities Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
А.Г. Шляпникова арестовали ночью 1-2 января 1935 года и обвиняли в том что он «являлся одним из руководителей контрреволюционной организации рабочей оппозиции.» Он не признавал себя виновным и не обвинял других.
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 year, 3 months 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 1 year, 8 months 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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