Welcome to H-Russia, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. H-Russia encourages scholarly discussion of Russian and Soviet studies and history and makes available diverse bibliographical, research, and teaching aids. 


Recent Discussions

Studying East and Southeast Europe as Area Studies: Paradigms - Themes - Methods for the 21st Century, 25-27 October 2018 in Munich (Germany)


The Fifth Annual Conference of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies will take place in Munich (Germany) 25-27 October 2018.

Special issue on V. K. Arsenev

Vladimir Kladeevich Arsenev achieved some measure of international fame through is novel (and later film) Dersu Usala.  However, this favorite son of the Russian Far East was far more than a novelist.  He was an active scientist, ethnographer, traveler, and civil servant amongst other occupations.   Living through a major period of Russian colonization in the region and the transition to Soviet power, Arsenev’s life and work also encompassed some of the region’s most important events.   Sibirica issues a call for articles assessing Arsenev’s place in the history of the Ru