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Volume 75

Number 4, Winter 2016


“Maria Ivanovna Was Reclining on a Settee”: Gleb Uspensky’s Search for a New Optics

Anna Schur 825


Odessa as "Point de Capital": Economics, History, and Time in Odessa Fiction

Svetlana Natkovich 847


The First World War and the Polarization of the Russian Right, July 1914-February 1917

Mikhail N. Loukianov 872


Viacheslav Ivanov in the 1930s: The Russian Poet as Italian Humanist

Emily Wang 896


Unraveling a Tradition, or Spinning a Myth?: Gender Critique in Czech Society and Culture

Libora Oates-Indruchová 919


Imagined Institutions: The Symbolic Power of Formal Rules in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Karlo Basta 944


Transnationalism in One Country? Seeing and Not Seeing Cross-Border Migration within the Soviet Union

Lewis H. Siegelbaum and Leslie Page Moch 970



Rebecca Kobrin and Adam Teller, eds., Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish 987

History (Hasia Diner)


Steven S. Lee, The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution   989

(Boris Dralyuk)


Jennifer Suchland, Economies of Violence: Transnational Feminism, Postsocialism, and the 992

Politics of Sex Trafficking (Leyla J. Keough)


Marlene Laruelle, ed. Eurasianism and the European Far Right: Reshaping the Europe-Russia 997

Relationship (Andreas Umland)


Tomasz Kamusella, Motoki Nomachi, and Catherine Gibson, eds., The Palgrave Handbook of 998

Slavic Languages, Identities and Borders (Marc L. Greenberg)


Iryna Vushko, The Politics of Cultural Retreat: Imperial Bureaucracy in Austrian Galicia, 1000

1772-1867 (John Deak)


Stephen Velychenko, Painting Imperialism and Nationalism Red: The Ukrainian Marxist 1001

Critique of Russian Communist Rule in Ukraine, 1918-1925 (Matthew D. Pauly)


Kai Struve, Deutsche Herrschaft, ukrainischer Nationalismus, antijüdische Gewalt. Der Sommer 1002

1941 in der Westukraine (Hiroaki Kuromiya)


Timothy Snyder, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning (Per Anders Rudling) 1004 


Tarik Cyril Amar, The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv: A Borderland City between Stalinists, Nazis, 1005

and Nationalists (Steven Seegel)


Jelena Batiniæ, Women and Yugoslav Partisans: A History of World War II Resistance 1007

(Marko Attila Hoare)


Christine Gölz and Alfrun Kliems, eds., Spielplätze der Verweigerung. Gegenkulturen im 1008

östlichen Europa nach 1956 (Anna Pelka)


Jesse Kauffman, Elusive Alliance: The German Occupation of Poland in World War I 1009

(Christoph Mick)


Patryk Babiracki, Soviet Soft Power in Poland: Culture and the Making of Stalin’s New Empire, 1011

1943-1957 (Katherine Lebow)


Erica Lehrer and Michael Meng, eds., Jewish Space in Contemporary Poland 1012

(Patrice Dabrowski)


Suzanne Pourchier-Plasseraud, Arts and a Nation: The Role of Visual Arts and Artists in the 1014

Making of the Latvian Identity 1905-1940 (Mark A. Jubulis)


Svetlana Vassileva-Karagyozova, Coming of Age under Martial Law: The Initiation Novels of 1015

Poland’s Last Communist Generation (Yvonne Poerzgen)


Klavdia Smola and Olaf Terpitz, eds., Jüdische Räume und Topographien in Ost(mittel)europa: 1016

Konstruktionen in Literatur und Kultur (Sabine Koller)


Michael Gubser, The Far Reaches: Phenomenology, Ethics, and Social Renewal in Central 1018

Europe (Steffen Huber)


Arnold McMillin, ed., trans. Spring Shoots: Young Belarusian Poets in the Early Twenty-First 1020

Century (Galina Miazhevich)


 Eckehard Pistrick, Performing Nostalgia: Migration Culture and Creativity in South Albania 1021

(Nicholas Tochka)


Natalia Khanenko-Friesen, Ukrainian Otherlands: Diaspora, Homelands, and Folk Imagination 1022

in the Twentieth Century (Marian J. Rubchak)


Mladen Ostojiæ, Between Justice and Stability: The Politics of War Crimes Prosecutions in Post- 1024

Milosevic Serbia (Rachel Kerr)


Jan Zofka, Postsowjetischer Separatismus. Die pro-russländischen Bewegungen im 1025

moldauischen Dnjestr-Tal und auf der Krim 1989-1995 (Ben Fowkes)


Hannah Maischein, Augenzeugenschaft, Visualität, Politik. Polnische Erinnerungen an die 1026

deutsche Judenvernichtung (Michael Meng)


Kiril Stanilov and Ludek Sykora, eds., Confronting Suburbanization: Urban Decentralization in 1028

Postsocilaist Central and Eastern Europe (Sasha Tsenkova)


Branislav Radeljiæ and Martina Topiæ, eds., Religion in the Post-Yugoslav Context; Arolda 1030

Elbasani and Olivier Roy, eds., The Revival of Islam in the Balkans: From Identity to Religiosity  (Vjekoslav Perica)


Susanna Rabow-Edling, Married to the Empire: Three Governors’ Wives in Russian America, 1031

1829-1864 (Susan Smith-Peter)


Mustafa Tuna, Imperial Russia’s Muslims: Islam, Empire, and European Modernity, 1788-1914 1032

(Elena I. Campbell)


James H. Meyer, Turks Across Empires: Marketing Muslim Identity in the Russian-Ottoman 1034

Borderlands, 1856-1914 (Edward J. Lazzerini)


Eileen Kane, Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca (Michael Kemper) 1035


A. S. Tumanova, Obshchestvennye organizatsii Rossii v gody Pervoi mirovoi voiny (1914-fevral’ 1917 g.) (James West) 1036


Mark Bassin, Sergey Glebov and Marlene Laruelle, eds., Between Europe & Asia: The Origins, 1038

Theories, and Legacies of Russian Eurasianism (Susanna Rabow-Edling)


Agnes Nilüfer Kefeli, Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and 1040

Literacy (Eileen Kane)


Brigitte Studer, The Transnational World of the Cominternians, trans. Dafydd Rees Roberts 1041

(Lisa A. Kirschenbaum)


Lisa A. Kirschenbaum, International Communism and the Spanish Civil War: Solidarity and 1042

Suspicion (Brigitte Studer)    


Wendy Z. Goldman and Donald Filtzer, eds., Hunger and War: Food Provisioning in the Soviet 1044

Union during World War II (Richard Bidlack)


Jochen Hellbeck, Stalingrad: The City that Defeated the Third Reich, trans. Christopher Tauchen 1045

and Dominic Bonfiglio (Alexander Hill)


David Stahel, The Battle for Moscow (David R. Stone) 1047


Thomas M. Bohn, Rayk Einax, and Michel Abesser, eds., De-Stalinization Reconsidered: 1048

Persistence and Change in the Soviet Union (Miriam Dobson)


Alfred J. Rieber, Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia (Paul Stronski) 1050


Edward Cohn, The High Title of a Communist: Postwar Party Discipline and the values of the 1051

Soviet Regime (Thomas Bohn)


Ilya Vinitsky, Vasily Zhukovsky’s Romanticism and the Emotional History of Russia 1052

(Ingrid Kleespies)


Mirja Lecke, Westland. Polen und die Ukraine in der russischen Literatur von Pu¹kin bis 1054

Babel’ (Klavdia Smola)


Julia Chadaga. Optical Play: Glass, Vision, and Spectacle in Russian Culture (Ani Kokobobo) 1055


Marina L. Levitina, ‘Russian Americans’ in Soviet Film: Cinematic Dialogues between the US and 1056

the USSR (Denise J. Youngblood)


Sonja Luehrmann, Religion in Secular Archives: Soviet Atheism and Historical Knowledge 1058

(Dennis J. Dunn)


Julie Hemment, Youth Politics in Putin’s Russia: Producing Patriots and Entrepreneurs 1059

(Graeme Robertson)


Mary McAuley, Human Rights in Russia: Citizens and the State from Perestroika to Putin; Ed. 1060

Lauri Mälksoo, Russia and European Human-Rights Law: The Rise of the Civilizational Argument (Jeffrey Kahn)


Sveta Roberman, Sweet Burdens: Welfare and Communality among Russian Jews in Germany 1062

(Larissa Remennick)  


Molly O’Neal, Democracy, Civic Culture and Small Business in Russia’s Regions: Social 1064

Processes in Comparative Historical Perspective (Paul T. Christensen)





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