Vestnik – Issue 12, Fall 2012

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.

In this, its twelfth issue, Vestnik brings you a wide range of articles on diverse subjects. Two articles focus on Ukraine. Historical Context and Modern Demands: Reinterpreting Linguistic Human Rights in Ukraine looks at some of the major challenges created by Ukraine’s linguistic diversity. The Armenian Colonies in Ukraine gives original research on the history of one of Ukraine’s ethnic minorities.

The other three articles look at modern and historical social issues in Russia and the USSR. Cooperative Ventures of Russian Civil Societygives an inside look at how one NGO work together (and competes) with other NGOs in Russia and abroad. Lake Baikal in Space and Place presents original research into how locals in Irkutsk view the environmental issues around them. Finally, Кем Быть: Whom Shall I Be? examines early Soviet educational policy in the context of broader Soviet domestic policies.

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Articles also available individually in HTML below

2012-11-01 – The Armenian Colonies in Ukraine

2012-10-31 – Historical Context and Modern Demands: Reinterpreting Linguistic Human Rights in Ukraine

2012-10-31 – Кем Быть: Whom Shall I Be?

2012-10-31 – Lake Baikal in Space and Place

2012-10-23 – Cooperative Ventures of Russian Civil Society: Three Case Studies from the Memorial Human Rights Group

About the Author

Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson is the Assistant Director for The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) and Communications Director for Alinga Consulting Group. In those capacities, he has been managing publications and informative websites covering geopolitics, history, business, economy, and politics in Eurasia since 2003. He is based in Moscow, Russia. For SRAS, he also assists in program development and leads the Home and Abroad and Challenge Grant scholarship writing programs.