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Volume 73

Number 1, Spring 2014


Through the Lens of Loss: Marina Tsvetaeva’s Elegiac Photo-Poetics

Molly Thomasy Blasing 1

Fiction as Mapmaking: Moscow as Ivan Bunin’s Russian Memory Palace

Angela Brintlinger 36

Transnational Identities in Diaspora Writing: The Narratives of Vasily Yanovsky

Maria Rubins 62

Politics, Law, and Justice in People's Poland: The Fieldorf File

Agata Fijalkowski 85

Selling Market Socialism: Hungary in the 1960s

Beth Greene 108

Recalcitrant Women: Internationalism and the Redefinition of Welfare Limits in the Czechoslovak-Vietnamese Labor Exchange Program

Alena Alamgir 133


Kate Brown, Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (Michael D. Gordin) 156


Carol Silverman, Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora (Margaret H. Beissinger) 158


Vladimir Tismaneanu and Bogdan Iacob, eds., The End and the Beginning: The Revolutions of 1989 and the Resurgence of History (James Mark) 162


Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Intermarium: The Land between the Black and Baltic Seas (Alexander Prusin) 163


Ines Koeltzsch, Geteilte Kulturen. Eine Geschichte der tschechisch-jüdisch-deutschen Beziehungen in Prag (1918-1938) (Gary B. Cohen) 165


Winson Chu, The German Minority in Interwar Poland (Eva Plach) 166


Alexander Etkind et al., Remembering Katyn (Kevin M. F. Platt) 167


Sean Brennan, The Politics of Religion in Soviet-Occupied Germany: The Case of Berlin-Brandenburg, 1945-1949 (Matthew Hockenos) 169


Mateusz J. Hartwich, Das schlesische Riesengebirge: Die Polonisierung einer Landschaft nach 1945 (Richard Blanke) 170


Katalin Fenyves, Képzelt Asszimiláció? Négy zsidó értelmiségi nemzedék önképe (Alice Freifeld) 172


Attila Seres, Hungarian-Soviet Economic Relations, 1920-1941, trans. Thomas J. and Helen D. DeKornfeld (Helga Schultz) 173


Mary C. Neuburger, Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria (Cristofer Scarboro) 174


Rory Yeomans, Visions of Annihilation: The Ustasha Regime and the Cultural Politics of Fascism, 1941-1945 (John R. Lampe) 176


Alfred Gall, Schreiben und Extremerfahrung - die polnische Gulag-Literatur in komparatistischer Perspektive (Kris van Heuckelom) 177


Catharina Raudvere, Krzysztof Stala, and Trine Stauning Willert, eds., Rethinking the Space for Religion: New Actors in Central and Southeast Europe on Religion, Authenticity and Belonging (Robert F. Goeckel) 179


Lajos Bokros, Accidental Occidental: Economics and Culture of Transition in Mitteleuropa, the Baltic and the Balkan Area (Alan Mayhew) 180


Richard Filčák, Living beyond the Pale: Environmental Justice and the Roma Minority (Michelle Kelso) 182


Gábor Attila Tóth, ed., Constitution for a Disunited Nation: On Hungary’s 2011 Fundamental Law (Bogusia Puchalska) 183


Ina Merdjanova, Rediscovering the Umma: Muslims in the Balkans between Nationalism and Transnationalism (Kemal H. Karpat) 185


Hariz Halilovich, Places of Pain: Forced Displacement, Popular Memory and Trans-local Identities in Bosnian War-torn Communities (Judith Pintar) 186


Dušan I. Bjelić, Normalizing the Balkans: Geopolitics of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry (Gretchen Bakke) 188


Marcy Brink-Danan, Jewish Life in 21st-Century Turkey: The Other Side of Tolerance (Ruth Mandel) 189


Virgil Ciocîltan, The Mongols and the Black Sea Trade in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries, trans. Samuel Willcocks (David Ostrowski) 191


Serhii Plokhy, ed., Poltava 1709: The Battle and the Myth (Carol B. Stevens) 192


Robert E. Jones, Bread upon the Waters: The St. Petersburg Grain Trade and the Russian Economy, 1703-1811 (Matthew P. Romaniello) 194


Victoria Frede, Doubt, Atheism, and the Nineteenth-Century Russian Intelligentsia (Robert Geraci) 195


Louise McReynolds, Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia (Sharon A. Kowalsky) 196


Svetlana Gorshenina, Asie centrale: L’invention des frontieres et l’héritage russo-soviétique (David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye) 198


Allen J. Frank, Bukhara and the Muslims of Russia: Sufism, Education, and the Paradox of Islamic Prestige (Stéphane A. Dudoignon) 199


Hugh G. Hudson, Jr., Peasants, Political Police, and the Early Soviet State: Surveillance and Accommodation under the New Economic Policy (James Heinzen) 200


Roger D. Markwick and Euridice Charon Cardona, Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World War (Reina Pennington) 202


Brian LaPierre, Hooligans in Khrushchev’s Russia: Defining, Policing, and Producing Deviance during the Thaw (James T. Andrews) 204


Milton Leitenberg and Raymond A. Zilinskas, with Jens H. Kuhn, The Soviet Biological Weapons Program: A History (David R. Stone) 205


Andrei P. Tsygankov, Russia and the West from Alexander to Putin: Honor in International Relations (Alexander Cooley) 206


Ingrid Kleespies, A Nation Astray: Nomadism and National Identity in Russian Literature (Jane Costlow) 208


Ilya Kliger, The Narrative Shape of Truth: Veridiction in Modern European Literature (Ilya Vinitsky) 209


Valentin Belentschikow, Bertha von Suttner und Russland (Kees Boterbloem) 211


Mykola Soroka, Faces of Displacement: The Writings of Volodymyr Vynnychenko (Vitaly Chernetsky) 212


Tomáš Lipták and Jurij Murašov, eds., Schrift und Macht: Zur sowjetischen Literatur der 1920er und 30er Jahre (Hans J. Rindisbacher) 213


Efraim Sicher, Babel’ in Context: A Study in Cultural Identity; Rebecca Jane Stanton, Isaac Babel and the Self-Invention of Odessan Modernism (Amelia Glaser) 215


Muireann Maguire, Stalin’s Ghosts: Gothic Themes in Early Soviet Literature (Thomas Seifrid) 217


Alexander Etkind, Warped Mourning: Stories of the Undead in the Land of the Unburied (Harriet Murav) 219


Mark Gamsa, The Reading of Russian Literature in China: A Moral Example and Manual of Practice (Carol Ueland) 220


Wolfgang Stephan Kissel, Čechovs Kosmos: Theater, Raum und Zeit (Regine Nohejl) 221


Christina Ezrahi, Swans of the Kremlin: Ballet and Power in Soviet Russia (Daria Khitrova) 223


Aleksandra Shatskikh, Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism, trans. Marian Schwartz (John Milner) 225


Ginés Garrido, Mélnikov en París, 1925 (Jordana Mendelson) 226


Sarah Oates, Revolution Stalled: The Political Limits of the Internet in the Post-Soviet Sphere (Ellen Mickiewicz) 227


Laura J. Olson and Svetlana Adonyeva, The Worlds of Russian Village Women: Tradition, Transgression, Compromise (David L. Ransel) 229


Erin Koch, Free Market Tuberculosis: Managing Epidemics in Post-Soviet Georgia (Kate Thomson) 230


Joachim Ahrens and Herman W. Hoen, eds., Institutional Reform in Central Asia: Politico-Economic Challenges (Roger D. Kangas) 231