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Volume 74

Number 1, Spring 2015

REDEFINING COMMUNITY IN THE LATE SOVIET UNION

Maike Lehmann, Special Section Guest Editor

 

When Everything Was Forever: An Introduction

Maike Lehmann 1

 

Apricot Socialism: The National Past, the Soviet Project, and the Imagining of Community in Late Soviet Armenia

Maike Lehmann 9

 

The Fire Burns On? The “Fiery Revolutionaries” Biographical Series and the Rethinking of Propaganda in the Brezhnev Era

Polly Jones 32

 

“We Have No Need to Lock Ourselves Away”: Space, Marginality, and the Negotiation of Deaf Identity in Late Soviet Moscow

Claire Shaw 57

 

The Social Scientist Meets the “Believer”: Discussions of God, the Afterlife, and Communism in the Mid-1960s

Miriam Dobson 79

ARTICLES

Political Fallout: The Failure of Emergency Management at Chernobyl’

Edward Geist 104

 

The Local History of an Imperial Category: Language and Religion in Russia’s Eastern Borderlands, 1860s-–1930s

Kathryn E. Graber and Jesse D. Murray 127

REVIEW ESSAY

The Many Versions of Herr Doctor Novosad’s Biography: Ukrainian Resistance and Collaboration  (Kate Brown) 153

FEATURED REVIEW

Timothy William Waters, ed., The Milošević Trial: An Autopsy (Jelena Subotić) 157

BOOK REVIEWS

Michael Rasell and Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova, eds., Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: History, Policy and Everyday Life (Kate Thomson) 160

 

Rachel L. Greenblatt, To Tell Their Children: Jewish Communal Memory in Early Modern Prague (Magda Teter) 161

 

Aleksei Tolochko, Kievskaia Rus’ i malorossiia v XIX veka (Barbara Skinner) 163

 

Ipek Yosmaoglu, Blood Ties: Religion, Violence, and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908 (Theodora Dragostinova) 164

 

Nándor Bárdi, Otthon és haza: Tanulmányok a romániai magyar kisebbség történetéről (Keith Hitchins) 165

 

Radu Harald Dinu, Faschismus, Religion und Gewalt in Südosteuropa: Die Legion Erzengel und die Ustaša im historischen Vergleich (Rory Yeomans) 167

 

Marko Attila Hoare, The Bosnian Muslims in the Second World War: A History (Klaus Schmider) 168

 

Alexander Korb, Im Schatten des Weltkriegs: Massengewalt der Ustaša gegen Serben, Juden und Roma in Kroatien 1941–1945 (John K. Cox) 169

 

Anna Maria Grünfelder, Von der Shoa eingeholt: Ausländische jüdische Flüchtlinge im ehemaligen Jugoslawien 1933–1945 (Radu Harald Dinu) 171

 

Piotr Forecki, Reconstructing Memory: The Holocaust in Polish Public Debates (Jonathan Huener) 172

 

Nicole Münnich, Belgrad zwischen sozialistischem Herrschaftsanspruch und gesellschaftlichem Eigensinn: Die jugoslawische Hauptstadt als Entwurf und urbane Erfahrung (Ranka Gašić) 173

 

Hannes Grandits and Holm Sundhaussen, eds., Jugoslawien in den 1960er Jahren: Auf dem Weg zu einem (a)normalen Staat? (John R. Lampe) 175

 

Tea Sindbaek, Usable History: Representations of Yugoslavia's Difficult Past from 1945 to 2002 (Vjekoslav Perica) 176

 

Lynn M. Hooker, Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók (Julie Brown) 178

 

Beata Dorosz, Nowojorski pasjans: Polski Instytut Naukowy w Ameryce, Jan Lechoń, Kazimierz Wierzyński. Studia o wybranych zagadnieniach działalnos´ci 1939–1969 (Thaddeus V. Gromada) 179

 

Guntis Šmidchens, The Power of Song: Nonviolent National Culture in the Baltic Singing Revolution (Kristian Gerner) 181

 

Marta Rabikowska, ed., The Everyday of Memory: Between Communism and Post-Communism (Dina Khapaeva) 182

 

Mirjana Kasapović, Kombinirani izborni sustavi u Europi 1945–2014: Parne komparacije Njemačke i Italije, Bugarske i Hrvatske (Josip Glaurdić) 184

 

A. V. Pyzhikov, Grani russkogo raskola: Zametki o nashei istorii ot XVII veka do 1917 goda (Robert O. Crummey) 185

 

Mark Lawrence Schrad, Vodka Politics: Alcohol, Autocracy, and the Secret History of the Russian State (Patricia Herlihy) 187

 

Richard Wortman, Russian Monarchy: Representation and Rule; Collected Articles (William G. Wagner) 188

 

Brian Horowitz, Russian Idea, Jewish Presence: Essays on Russian-Jewish Intellectual Life (Gabriella Safran) 190

 

Iurii Fel’shtinskii and Georgii Cherniavskii, Cherez veka i strany: B. I. Nikolaevskii: Sud’ba men’shevika, istorika, sovetologa, glavnogo svidetelia epokhal’nykh izmenenii v zhizni Rossii pervoi poloviny XX veka (Andre Liebich) 191

 

E. A. Rees, Iron Lazar: A Political Biography of Lazar Kaganovich (Robert Davies) 192

 

Waitman Wade Beorn, Marching into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus (Anika Walke) 194

 

Sheila Fitzpatrick, A Spy in the Archive: A Memoir of Cold War Russia (Barbara Alpern Engel) 195

 

Catriona Kelly, St. Petersburg: Shadows of the Past (Stephen M. Norris) 196

 

Natalya Chernyshova, Soviet Consumer Culture in the Brezhnev Era (Kristin Roth-Ey) 198

 

Paul Josephson, Nicolai Dronin, Aleh Cherp, Ruben Mnatsakanian, Dmitry Efremenko, and Vladislav Larin, An Environmental History of Russia (Jonathan Oldfield) 199

 

Anna Colin Lebedev, Le cour politique des meres: Analyse du mouvement des meres de soldats en Russie (Leona Toker) 201

 

Serhii Plokhy, The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union (Stephen Kotkin) 202           

 

Ignaz Lozo, Der Putsch gegen Gorbatschow und das Ende der Sowjetunion (Ben Fowkes) 203

 

Sanna Turoma and Maxim Waldstein, eds., Empire De/Centered: New Spatial Histories of Russia and the Soviet Union (Vera Tolz) 205

 

John Burt Foster, Jr., Transnational Tolstoy: Between the West and the World (Justin Weir) 207

 

Kate Holland, The Novel in the Age of Disintegration: Dostoevsky and the Problem of Genre in the 1870s (Nina Perlina) 208

 

Sabine Koller, Marc Chagall: Grenzgänge zwischen Literatur und Malerei (Mikhail Krutikov) 210

 

Ben Hellman, Fairy Tales and True Stories: The History of Russian Literature for Children and Young People (1574–2010) (Rebecca Friedman) 211

 

Gavriel Shapiro, The Tender Friendship and the Charm of Perfect Accord: Nabokov and His Father (Galya Diment) 213

 

Elena Kravchenko, The Prose of Sasha Sokolov: Reflections on/of the Real (Laura Beraha) 214

 

Jeremi Szaniawski, The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox (Anthony Anemone) 215

 

Zvi Gitelman, Jewish Identities in Postcommunist Russia and Ukraine: An Uncertain Ethnicity (Robert Brym) 217

 

Carol Weaver, The Politics of the Black Sea Region: EU Neighbourhood, Conflict Zone or Future Security Community? (Dimitar Bechev) 218

 

Jakob Tolstrup, Russia vs. the EU: The Competition for Influence in Post-Soviet States (Frank Schimmelfennig) 219


COLLECTED ESSAYS
221
OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST
224
LETTERS
227
IN MEMORIAM
229