Vestnik – Issue 6, Summer 2007

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 sixth issue focuses on what it means and has meant to be Russian. “Layers of Identity” examines how children of immigrants from FSU define their self-identity. “The ‘Norman Problem‘ in Historiography” studies the age-old question of how Russian civization was born. “The Rise of Economic Nationalism” studies how nationalism is being affected by and effecting modern economic policy. “Rejecting Professional Medicine” shows, in part, how deeply held Russian beliefs are affecting the Russian health care system. Finally, “Empire, Nationalities, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union” posits the theory that nationalism was a major contributor to the fall of the USSR.

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Articles also available individually in HTML below

2007-05-16 – Economic Nationalism under Globalization

2007-05-08 – Empire, Nationalities, and the Collapse of the USSR

2007-05-08 – Nationalism and the Origins of Russia

2007-05-08 – Self-identity in U.S. child immigrants from the FSU

2007-05-08 – Rejecting Professional Medicine in Contemporary Russia

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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