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VESTNIK was created by The School of Russian and Asian Studies in an effort to effectively encourage the study of Russia and those states formerly a part of the Soviet Union. VESTNIK is a scholarly journal which publishes the best in undergraduate and graduate research on any subject of relevance to that geographic region.
This, our eighth issue, sees Vestnik return after a nearly-three-year hiatus with another great issue! We have original archival research on "Collaboration and Resistance in Occupied Mogilevskaya Oblast" in Soviet Belarus during WWII. "Tolstoy's Peasant Schools at Yasnaya Polyana" explores the history and philosophy behind Leo Tolstoy's experimental school. "Environmental Policy and Politics of Lake Baikal" discusses environmental organizations and the psychology of environmentalism in Irkutsk, Russia.
In literature, "Identity Fragmentation in Babel's 'Story of My Dovecote'" explores what it meant to be Jewish in Tsarist Russia through Isaac Babel's short story. Taking a more experimental approach, "Nabokov vs. Набоков: A Literary Investigation of Linguistic Relativity" explores the linguistic differences in Vladimir Nabokov's autobiographies by breaking his word choices down to "primitives." Lastly, "Gogol's 'The Portrait' and Russian Orthodox Iconography" examines the historical influences of the great schism on Gogol's short story.
Keep an eye out for our November newsletter, where the winner of our first ever $200 Jury Award will be announced!
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2010-11-10 - Environmental Policy and Politics of Lake Baikal
2010-10-19 - Nabokov vs. Набоков: A Literary Investigation of Linguistic Relativity
2010-10-18 - Tolstoy's Peasant Schools at Yasnaya Polyana
2010-10-18 - Identity Fragmentation in Babel’s "Story of My Dovecote"
2010-10-18 - Collaboration and Resistance in Occupied Mogilevskaya Oblast
2010-11-02 - Gogol's "The Portrait" and Russian Orthodox Iconography