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Biopolitics of Besiegement. Writing, Sacrifice, and Bare Life in Lidiia Ginzburg’s Notebooks

A close reading of Ginzburg’s diaries shows how a fight against a shrinking living space is conducted on two levels: the purely physical fight for survival during the famine in Leningrad and the intellectual fight in a cultural environment increasingly dictated.

By Irina Sandomirskaja 1 Comment on Writing, Sacrifice, and Bare Life in Lidiia Ginzburg’s Notebooks

Fashion Design at GUM, the State Department Store at Moscow

The development of a system for producing Russian fashion clothing, along with the discussion surrounding this venture into fashion, is described here. The GUM department store established a studio and hired designers. The quality and wealth of ideas was often poor, but demand grew steadily.

By Sergey Zhuravlev & Jukka Gronow 2 Comments on Fashion Design at GUM, the State Department Store at Moscow

The Reality of Post-Communism

A close reading of Zinoviev and his view of the dissolution of the Soviet Union as a tragedy. Zinoviev helps us to understand how it feels to have your world dismantled and how that experience forms many of the attitudes that lie behind Putin’s policies.

By Philip Hanson 3 Comments on The Reality of Post-Communism

the tristesse and the lie

Factors such as widespread ennui and resignation should also be seen as part of the explanation for the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The increasing tristesse, combined with a diminishing fear of reprisals, contributed to the collapse of the system, it is here claimed.

By Gudrun Persson 1 Comment on the tristesse and the lie

birdlife and flora threatened

Illegal logging is the foremost threat to the survival of forests around the world. It also means that many countries lose vast amounts of tax revenue and custom duties. Russia and the Baltic countries account for the largest volume of illegal export to the EU countries.

By Anders Hellner No Comments on birdlife and flora threatened

Research on Russia from a Finnish horizon. Avoiding collapse by framing institutions

Russia Lost or Found? Patterns and Trajectories Edited by Hiski Haukkala and Sinikukka Saari Helsinki: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Edita 2009 217 pages

By Lena Jonson No Comments on Avoiding collapse by framing institutions

The legacy of shock therapy. Russian liberalism in the political wilderness

+ Michail Kasianov, Bez Putina: Politicheskiye dialogi s Yevgenyem Kiselyovym, [Without Putin: Political Dialogues with Yevgeny Kiselyov] Moscow: Novaya gazeta 2009, 320 pages

By Ilja Viktorov No Comments on Russian liberalism in the political wilderness

After the “German question”: A “Russian question” in Europe remains

Södertörn University held a conference on the legacies of 1989, “Recasting the Peaceful Revolution”. The predominating perspective during the entire conference: the fall of communism was the result of popular pressure and protest from below, not of great-power politics. Much was to be celebrated the automn of 2009.

By Anders Mellbourn No Comments on A “Russian question” in Europe remains

Natural Gas. Makes Russia Stronger

In the Baltic countries, there is a great need for energy. The Nord Stream project is a power game in which Russia may come to strengthen its role.

By Anders Hellner No Comments on Makes Russia Stronger

the Face of Terrorism. Acting Like a State

Historian Mats Fridlund says that the technological and scientific development of weapons has influenced the choice of method and the type of people who have become perpetrators. When the revolver became smaller and lighter, female terrorists became more common.

By Tove Stenqvist No Comments on Acting Like a State