The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, Issue 20/21 - "Soviet and Post-Soviet Wars: An Oral History Project" - is NOW ON-LINE! (free access)

PIPSS is pleased to present its latest issue dedicated to a new project it is launching on the occasion of its 15th anniversary:

An Oral History of the Soviet Wars and Post-Soviet
An open access oral history collection
A participatory initiative



The Russian Review 79, 2 (April 2020), Table of Contents



Contributors to This Issue…180

James M. White

Edinoverie, Russian Orthodoxy, and Ecclesiastical Authority at the End of the Imperial Regime...185

Irina V. Volkova

The Future as Perceived by Soviet Schoolchildren of the 1930s...204

Kirill Maslinsky

The New Powers of the Pedsovet: Social Control during the Thaw and the Transformation of Disciplinary Practice in a Town School, 1953-68...227

Who was MacDowell in 1930s Soviet Union?

Here's a quote from an article by Anna Louise Strong  in the Moscow Daily News, September 5, 1933, p. 2:

"Last autumn MacDowell came back from a trip through North Caucasus . . . Everyone knows Mac--Mac with the Order of Lenin.  And Mac knows farms in all parts of the USSR.  In more than ten years, from Kuzbai to Rostov, he's worked on them, good farms and bad farms of every kind."  

Who was MacDowell?

Russian History Table of Contents Vol. 46, No. 4 2019

Special Issue: Artistic Communities and Educational Approaches in Nineteenth-and Early Twentieth-Century Russia


LUDMILA PITERS-HOFMANN AND ISABEL WÜNSCHE, Artistic Communities and Educational Approaches in Nineteenth-and Early Twentieth-Century Russia

ALISON HILTON, From Abramtsevo to Zakopane: Folk Art and National Ideals in Russia and  Eastern Europe

ALLISON LEIGH, Vasilii Maksimov: Individuality and Collectivism in Pëtr Krestonostsev's Artel of Artists

New Book: "Before Tito: The Communist Party of Yugoslavia during the Great Purge (1936–1940)" by Stefan Gužvica

The time of the Great Purge in the Soviet Union has been one of the most controversial and under-researched periods in the history of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ). Secrecy has surrounded it because of the executions of most leading members of the party from the interwar era, while its appeal lies in the fact that, at the end of this period in 1939, Josip Broz Tito became the party general secretary, a post he would hold until his death in 1980.

Teaching history remotely... with maps!

These are challenging times. As if teaching remotely weren't hard enough, many of us are also working to find ways to keep children of various ages engaged at home. With that in mind, the Imperiia team is putting together a set of materials that might be helpful: image galleries, interactive maps, scavenger hunts, and all sorts of map-related activities. We have just begun posting content and will continue to do so regularly for the next few months.


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