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 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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