Vestnik – Issue 3, Winter 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 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

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.