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ToC: Kritika 15, no. 2 (Spring 2014)

Posted by Carolyn Pouncy, Managing Editor, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian Studies


Contents, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Spring 2014)


From the Editors

Making Russian History Up . . .  231


Forum: 1812—The War in Words

Nikolai Promyslov

The Image of Russia in French Public Opinion, 1811–12 . . . 235

Victor Taki

The Horrors of War: Representations of Violence in European, Oriental, and “Patriotic” Wars . . . 263


Alexander M. Martin

dollar-ruble exchange rates and cost of living, 1960s and 1970s

I've posted questions to H-Russia in the past.  I should explain that my specialty is US history, but some of my recent projects have had a Russian dimension.

I'm currently working on a biography of Victor Arnautoff, born in Russia, who spent much of his adult life in San Francisco.  However, after he retired from the Stanford art faculty, he emigrated to the Soviet Union, arriving in 1963.  He died in 1979.

Literature on 'demshiza'?

Dear all,

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.

Pavel Vasilyev

Max Planck Institute for Human Development