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VESTNIK, THE JOURNAL OF RUSSIAN AND ASIAN STUDIES  / VESTNIK - ISSUE 15, SPRING, 2014
04.04.2014


Vestnik---placeholder Welcome! Добро пожаловать!

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.

In this, its fifteenth issue, Vestnik brings you a special feature: a brand-new translation of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's "The Rosary." Sophia Rehm, a recent graduate from the University of Chicago, completed this translation and offers a fascinating introduction covering not only Krzhizhanovsky's life and work, but also the specific challenges posed by the art and science of translation.

In our history/political focus, we have articles on various post-Soviet cultures and their political and cultural contexts. Alana Holland, an MA student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has contributed "Trends in Soviet and Post-Soviet Udmurt Cultural Memory," looking at the cultural challenges of a specific Russian minority group native to the Urals. Helen Lilley, a recent graduate of the University of Cambridge, wrote "Nationalism as a Political Factor in Late-Soviet Kazakhstan," an extensive overview of subject. David Galick, a senior at St. Olaf College, focuses in "Responding to the Dual Threat to Kazakhness" specifically on the issues of concern to Alash, one of Kazakhstan's earliest and most successful nationalist parties. 

In our literature focus, Anya Corke, a recent graduate in Russian and Philosophy from Wellesley College, explores Competing Conceptions of the Good Life in Anna Karenina. Lastly, Molly Porter, a junior at the University of Notre Dame studying Russian, looks at Rational Perversions of Love in The Brothers Karamazov.

We hope you will find this issue interesting and informative. Share it with your friends, classmates, and colleagues if you do!

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Articles also available individually in HTML below

2014-04-04 - Rational Perversions of Love in The Brothers Karamazov

2014-03-29 - The Rise of Alash Orda in Kazakh Nationalism

2014-03-28 - Nationalism as a Political Factor in Late-Soviet Kazakhstan

2014-03-27 - Trends in Soviet and Post-Soviet Udmurt Cultural Memory

2014-03-16 - The Good Life in Anna Karenina

2014-03-12 - Translating Krzhizhanovsky’s “The Rosary”



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