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I forward a message from Professor Stephen Hall (University of Lincoln), who is seeking information that members of the list may be able to help with:
----- I am compiling the cattle entries for an encyclopedia of world livestock breeds and I would like to elaborate my account of the Bestuzhev breed with some examination of its early history. Apparently it descends from English Shorthorn cattle imported to Russia around 1810 and crossed with local cattle of the "central Volga region". The importer was M. Bestuzhev (or S. P. Bestuzhev - sources vary). I have not been able to trace any more detailed information, probably because I have been looking in the wrong places.
“Exploring the Challenges of Political and Social Change in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South”
24 – 29 June 2014
The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University will host the 4th International Neighbourhood Symposium at Heybeliada, Turkey between Tuesday, 24 June and Sunday, 29 June 2014. This year’s Symposium will focus on “Exploring the Challenges of Political and Social Change in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South”.
I was trying to explain the concept of 'demshiza' to a Swiss colleague earlier today and was surprised to find out that a quick web search did not yield any results in English. Are you aware of any literature on 'demshiza' in English (or maybe other language apart from Russian)? Or is it indeed a blank spot?
Thank you very much in advance. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.