Translated Sources on nature in the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1953

Aaron Zidar's picture

Dear all,

I am currently writing a seminar paper on different views of nature in Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1953 (basically man as master of nature vs man as part of nature) and I am still looking for all kinds of translated sources on the subject matter. I would be very thankful if anyone could recommend a website or translated sourcebook. So far, I could only find some sources on marxists.org / Marxist Online Archive (Trockijs and Lenins collected works) and Seventeen Moments in Russian History. I am still new to H-net so I am deeply sorry if my discussion is in content or form not compliant with the rules of this network.

Best wishes and thanks in advance,

Aaron Zidar

University of Freiburg, Germany

I don't know if you are interested in literary texts at all, but Mikhail Prishvin's "Nature's Diary" was published in 1935, and Prishvin is considered to be (along with Tolstoy) one of the greatest Russian-language nature writers. Best of luck!! Masha Shpolberg (UNC-Wilmington)

Dear All,

Boris Komarov (Ze'ev Wolfson), Das große Sterben am Baikalsee, Reinbeck, 1979
Boris Komarov, The geography of survival, Armonk, 1994,

Best wishes

Aleksandr Lavrov
Sorbonne Université

Dear all,

Komarov Boris. Das große Sterben am Baikalsee. Reinbek, 1979
Komarov, Boris (Zeev Wolfson), The Geography of Survival, Armonk, 1994

Best wishes

Aleksandr Lavrov
Sorbonne Université

Dear All,

thank you all very much for the replies, I'll look into the suggestions. Literary sources are fine, I also want to include some works by Gorkij, who was very much in favor of the Soviet conquest of nature and integrated this view in some of his writings.

Best regards,

Aaron Zidar
University of Freiburg

Dear Aaron,
I am very happy to hear about your project. I am currently writing a book about Sergei Eisenstein's writings (and films) about nature. I would love to hear more about your work.

Joan Neuberger