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VESTNIK has been 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 third issue, is broadly unified with a general theme examining Russia's influence on individuals and societies and the influence of individuals and societies on Russia. In "The Effects of the Mongol Empire on Russia," the lasting Tartar influence on Russian linguistic, government, and social structures is analyzed. "The Lay of Igor's Campaign" compliments this article by analyzing how one lost battle with the Mongols has been diversely seen in Russian performance art. "The Impending Price of Ignorance" looks at how Russian sex education (and hence demographics) is being affected by the new Russian nationalism and perception of what is "foreign." Lastly, "Mandate of the Fatherland" examines the influences of Confucian thought on the writings of Denis Fonvizin, one of Russia's greatest playwrights and political thinkers under Catherine the Great.
In addition, "Time Spent on the Trans-Siberian Railway" gives one Englishman's account of his modern travels across Russia.
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Articles also available individually in HTML below
2005-12-12 - Demographic Politics of Sex Ed in Post-Soviet Russia
2005-12-12 - The Lay of Igor’s Campaign and Works It Inspired
2005-12-12 - The Effects of the Mongol Empire on Russia
2005-12-12 - Time Spent on the Trans-Siberian Railway
2005-12-12 - Finnish-Americans in the Soviet Union
2005-12-12 - Denis Fonvizin’s Translation of Neo-Confucianism