Vestnik – Issue I, 2004-2005

Vestnik was launched by SRAS in 2004 as one of the world’s first online academic journals focused on showcasing student research. We welcome and invite papers written by undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates. Research on any subject related to the broad geographic area outlined above is accepted. If you have written solid research eligible for publication according to the guidelines listed here, please submit it.

This first issue features diverse papers and writings. Many focus on Russian art and literature. “Blood Imagery in Crime and Punishment” and “Similarities between Crime and Punishment and Brothers Karamazov” provide insights into Dostoevsky’s literary classics. “Sancta” explores a series of paintings by Russian artist Nicholas Roerich. “The Government Inspector in Text and Presentation” presents a critical history of Gogol’s play while “Strange Enforcement” examines censorship organs of Soviet stage.

In addition, we have included an article addressing the political aspects of Russian journalism: “Russian Media and Democracy” and a sampling of the insightful Ukraine-centered creative writings of Suchorita Rudra-Vasquez.

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Articles also available individually in HTML below

2005-06-01 – Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov

2005-01-28 – Blood Imagery in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

2004-11-24 – Enforcement of Socialist Realism 1917-1960

2004-11-18 – Gogol’s ‘Government Inspector:’ Text & Presentation

2004-10-29 – Nicholas Roerich’s ‘Sancta’ Series

These articles also included in the PDF

2005-01-27 – Russian Media and Democracy under Putin

2004-12-29 – The Cherry Pit – Original Fiction

2004-10-29 – ‘SANCTA’ SERIES – Российская Версия

About the Author

Josh Wilson

Josh has been with SRAS since 2003. He holds an M.A. in Theatre and a B.A. in History from Idaho State University, where his masters thesis was written on the political economy of Soviet-era censorship organs affecting the stage. He lived in Moscow from 2003-2022, where he ran Moscow operations for SRAS. At SRAS, Josh still assists in program development and leads our internship programs. He is also the editor-in-chief for the SRAS newsletter, the SRAS Family of Sites, and Vestnik. He has previously served as Communications Director to Bellerage Alinga and has served as a consultant or translator to several businesses and organizations with interests in Russia.

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