Vestnik – Issue 2, Summer 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, our second issue, showcases papers on many social aspects of Russian life.  In “A Remedy for Legal Failure: Trial by Jury in Russia” the history and current state of Russia’s juridical system is considered.  “Privately Enforced Capitalism” takes a look at Russia’s oligarchy, their historical development and where they might be headed.  In “Variations on Community” we are introduced to life in Russian kommunalki, or communal apartments.  We have also left room for political analysis with “US-Russia Relations After September 11th, 2001: A Game Theory Analysis.

In addition, you will also find a book review on Lazar Fleishman’s Boris Pasternak: The Poet and His Politics under the title “Boris Pasternak as an Embodiment of Art’s Nonconformist Nature.

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2005-06-20 – US-Russia Relations After September 11th

2005-06-17 – Boris Pasternak as an Embodiment of Art’s Nonconformist Nature

2005-06-17 – The “Kommunalka” and Gated Communities

2005-06-17 – Privately Enforced Capitalism

2005-06-17 – A Remedy for Legal Failure

About the Author

Josh Wilson

Josh has lived in Moscow since 2003, when he first arrived to study Russian with SRAS. 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. At SRAS, Josh assists in program development and leads our Home and Abroad 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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