EVENT: "Testing Borders, Crossing Borders: Soviet, Post-Soviet and Beyond" (October 25)

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The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewy

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem






October 25, 2022


Rabin building, room 3001

Mount Scopus Campus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (also via Zoom)



11.30 am – 1.00 pm

Panel 1. Evolving Immigrant Identities: Languages and Cultural Production.

Chair and Discussant: Zeev Khanin (Bar-Ilan University and Ariel University)


Larissa Remennick (Bar-Ilan University)

Farewell to Pushkin: The Russian to Hebrew Language Shift in Generations 1.5 and 2.0 of Russian Israelis.

 Alex Moshkin (Koç University)

Dual Diaspora: Russophone Culture in Search of Israeli Identity.

Anna Prashizky (Western Galilee College)

Orientalization of Second-generation Russian-speaking Immigrants in the Israeli Periphery.


1.00 pm – 2.30 pm – lunch break


2.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Panel 2. Grassroot Initiatives and Grassroot Perspectives at the Era of “Developed Socialism.”

Chair and Discussant: Dina Moyal (Tel Aviv University)



Alex Valdman (Tel Aviv University)

Constructing a Diaspora: Soviet Jews and Israeli Visitors to the USSR before 1967.

Anna Kushkova (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Transition from “Planned” to “Market” Economy: the Case of Soviet Jewish Clandestine Entrepreneurs and the Issue of “Economic Embeddedness.”

Arkady Zeltser (Yad Vashem)

                                   The Cold War and Holocaust Memorialization in the USSR


4.00 pm – 4.30 pm – coffee break


4.30 pm – 6.00 pm

Keynote presentation: The End of the Post-Soviet Era or the Importance of the 1990s for the 21st Century

Jan Behrends, Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (Potsdam) and European University Viadrina (Frankfurt Oder), Fellow of the Fund for the Advancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Israel

Chair and discussant: Eli Lederhendler (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

For further information please contact: merkaznev@savion.huji.ac.il

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