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 ninth issue, Vestnik maintains its established traditions, but with a new twist. In history, we offer “The Soviet Union in Angola: Soviet and African Perspectives on the Failed Socialist Transformation,” a fascinating look at the foreign policy and activities of the USSR in Africa. In art, we have “The Conscript and the Commander: The Pictorial Tradition in Sokurov’s Confession,” which examines an early post-Soviet military documentary and the painting techniques that helped inspire it.
As a twist, this issue also features several personal reflections from students rather than focusing strictly on academic writing. Leading these entries is “Once Upon a Time in Eastern Europe: Memoirs of a Soviet Child.” This primary source document is the personal memoirs of Katya Hansen, who emigrated from Ukraine shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. We have also published three essays (see below) from American students studying in St. Petersburg on what has impressed them about Russian culture.
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2011-05-11 – The Soviet Union in Angola
2011-05-14 – Essay: Russian Cultural Values
2011-05-14 – Essay: My Assessment of Russian Culture