Request: Records of 1920s fur merchants & manufacturers?

Dear Colleagues,

For a book project on the history of trade across the early Soviet borders, I am trying to trace the paths of some key commodities.

Furs and pelts (Siberian mink, Altai squirrel, karakul sheep, etc.) were a mainstay of both official and contraband trade. They flowed out across much of the Soviet frontier, from Finland to the Far East. They were dressed, sold, and resold in Leipzig, London, and New York.

RESEARCH QUERY: Records of 1920s fur merchants & manufacturers?

Dear Colleagues,

For a book project on the history of trade across the early Soviet borders, I am trying to trace the paths of some key commodities.

Furs and pelts (Siberian mink, Altai squirrel, karakul sheep, etc.) were a mainstay of both official and contraband trade. They flowed out across much of the Soviet frontier, from Finland to the Far East. They were dressed, sold, and resold in Leipzig, London, and New York.

CfPs Towards an institutional ethnography of late socialism. Workshop, Dec. 16-18 2021 at HSE University (online)

 

CfPs for the workshop

Towards an institutional ethnography of late socialism

HSE University

16-18 December 2021 Moscow (online)

Keynote addresses: Alexei Yurchak (Berkeley) ‘Bodies of Lenin: a laboratory of Soviet sovereignty’; and Sergei Abashin (European University, St Petersburg), ‘Soviet kishlak- Soviet kolkhoz: towards institutional ethnography’; conference organiser: Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov (HSE St Petersburg)

Working languages: English and Russian (simultaneous translation provided)

Ab Imperio 4/2020 Groupness and Its Discontent: Historical Visions of the “Post” Order

AI 4/2020Groupness and Its Discontent: Historical Visions of the “Post” Order
Недовольство группностью: исторические образы пост-порядка

From the EDITORS: The Language of Groupness and Its Discontent: Envisioning New Forms of Narrating the Past

CFP Environment, territory, mobility: 43rd Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Modern Eur

A RANSOMED DISSIDENT by the Russian art historian Igor Golomstock

Igor Golomstock’s memoir has now been published in English:
https://tinyurl.com/ycdfcpwe

The only unfortunate thing is that the publishers, I. B. Tauris, have very recently been taken over by Bloomsbury.  This has caused some disruption and the list of potential reviewers I compiled for them seems to have got lost.  So: if anyone might be able to review this very interesting book, or might be able to commission a review, please write to me, including their postal address!

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