VESTNIK- Issue 20, Fall, 2016

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 nineteenth issue, Vestnik explores issues as diverse as psychology, economic reform, and foreign language pedagogy.

In “Trends in Cultural Education in Kyrgyzstan,” Austen Dowell, a senior majoring in Russian/International Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, looks at how Kyrgyzstan has built and continues to build a national identity, in part, through its education system.

Revolution, Civil War, and the Formation of Bolshevik Anti-Free Press Discourse, 1917-1922” by Rachel Margolis, a recent graduate of Brown University, looks at how “freedom of the press” turned from a battle cry to a mocking insult under the Bolsheviks.

Sufi-Salafi Institutional Competition and Conflict in the Chechen Republic,” by Bennett Clifford, a recent graduate of Wake Forest University, examines how competition between two forms of Islam affects society in Chechnya.

Lastly, in “Visual Propaganda of Personal Care during the Stalinist Cultural Revolution“, Denis Petrina, who is seeking his MA in Social and Political Critique at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania, explores how public service messages were used to cement socialist ideology and help create the “new Soviet man.”

We hope you will find this issue interesting and informative. Share it with your friends, classmates, and colleagues if you do!

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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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