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A Precedent of the Pussy Riot Trial: the Trial and Suicide of Anna Al’chuk (2003-2008)

Comment on Pussy Riot: Reflections on Receptions It is not for the first time that feminism in Russia became an […]

By Irina Sandomirskaja 1 Comment on the Trial and Suicide of Anna Al’chuk (2003-2008)

From Personal Recollections: A Feminist Tea Party, the Early 1990s

Comment to Pussy Riot: Reflections on Receptions It was at the beginning of the 1990s, Russia’a first post-soviet years. We […]

By Irina Sandomirskaja 1 Comment on A Feminist Tea Party, the Early 1990s

Relic of the Gulag or socialist welfare? Thoughts about an orphanage in Southern Russia

Orphanage No. 7 in Taganrog was one of the former Soviet orphanages that came into contact with the new charity early on, in the form of summer vacation exchanges with Swedish host families. The reality Swedish visitors encountered in Taganrog and elsewhere, however, was not always of the dreaded kind — a destitute shelter for desperate children abandoned by the world — although such a description was at times apt, especially in reference to homes for the mentally disabled. What they found instead were tangible traces and elements of entirely different plans and ambitions.

By Håkan Blomqvist No Comments on or socialist welfare?

SILENCE AND SURVEILLANCE a history of culture and communication

The history and sociology of the telephone in Russian society have only slowly become the object of serious study. The scope of this essay is limited to the following two topics: first, the forms of use, in pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union, of the telephone as a means of communication, potentially universally available and “horizontal” but actually restricted by “vertical” forces; and second, the symbolism that accumulated around this means of communication in Russian and Soviet culture.

By Lars Kleberg 5 Comments on a history of culture and communication

women entrepreneurs in russia SMALL BUSINESS in A BIG COUNTRY

Interviews from three communities in a Russian region illustrate that there are many new opportunities for potential women entrepreneurs, while there are also many at times unpredictable obstacles to overcome.

By Ann-Mari Sätre No Comments on SMALL BUSINESS in A BIG COUNTRY

icon writing. A journey through time

It’s hard to say whether the revival of icons is the outcome of rising religiosity in general, a growing need to manifest one’s faith, or simply the search for some kind of salvation in a time of political and economic uncertainty. Nancy Westman went to St. Petersburg for a closer study of modern iconography; she also spoke to a couple of Swedish iconographers.

By Nancy Westman No Comments on A journey through time

“Khutin Pui, or What’s in Moscow? Election Campaign, a View from Below

The author has been following the protest against Putin through Facebook and a number of internet portals and claims that "even through the distance that any media technology always creates, one could not help feeling deeply affected by the joyous festivities during the protest events – tens of thousands strong manifestations, marches, flash mobs, and car rallies". "The idea that a political change must precede an economic discussion prevails. In the absence of a social program, the carnival feature of the protest movement becomes the uniting principle pulling together people who otherwise would have never ever acted together.".

By Irina Sandomirskaja 5 Comments on Election Campaign, a View from Below

Russian presidential elections 2012

Next Sunday, on March 4, presidential elections are held in Russia. The likely winner of the elections, Vladimir Putin, has been known already for five months but during these five months Russian political climate has changed significantly.

By Jukka Pietiläinen No Comments on Russian presidential elections 2012

On the desirability of industrial capitalism and autocracy. A Russian road to modernization

Francis W. Wcislo, Tales of Imperial Russia, The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849–1915, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, 314 pages

By Anders Björnsson No Comments on A Russian road to modernization

New spatial history. Putting place in its proper place in Russia

Mark Bassin, Christopher Ely & Melissa K. Stockdale (eds.) Space, Place, and Power in Modern Russia, Essays in the New Spatial History, DeKalb, Northern Illinois University Press, 2010, 268 pages

By Karl Schlögel No Comments on Putting place in its proper place in Russia