Volume 81


Number 1, Spring 2022

CLUSTER: The Soviet Steppe-Transformations and Imaginaries


Christine Bichsel, Ekaterina Filep, Julia Obertreis                                                               1

Steppes to Health: How the Climate-Kumys Cure Shaped a New Steppe Imaginary

Maya Peterson                                                                                                                        8

Reinventing the Steppe: The Agromeliorative Complex in the Russian Periphery

Timm Schönfelder                                                                                                                   32

The Alien Republic: Narratives of Deterritorialization in Imaginations of Turkmenistan

from the Late 19th to the Late 20th Century

Clemens Gunther                                                                                                                    55


Nomadic Nobles: Pastoralism and Privilege in the Russian Empire

Gulmira Sultangalieva, lzhanTuleshova, and Paul W. Werth                                                 77

Postwar Rebuilding and Resettlements in the Soviet Union: A Case of Azeri Migration

Krista Goff                                                                                                                              97

“A Colony of Alien Capital”: French Investments, Polish Identity, and a Story of

Murder in 1930s Warsaw

Jerzy £azor                                                                                                                             122

Marriage, Gender and Demographic Change: Managing Fertility in

State-Socialist Poland

Natalia Jarska and Agata Ignaciuk                                                                                        142

Low Spirits and Immoderate Meditations in Venedikt Erofeev’s Moskva-Petushki

Julia Vaingurt                                                                                                                         163


REVIEW ESSAY                                                                                                                  187

FEATURED REVIEWS                                                                                                      195

FILM REVIEWS                                                                                                                 204

BOOK REVIEWS                                                                                                                211

COLLECTED ESSAYS                                                                                                       285

OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST                                                                                       290

LETTERS                                                                                                                             293

IN MEMORIAM                                                                                                                  295


Number 2, Summer 2022


Is Ukraine a Multiethnic Country?

Volodymyr Kulyk                                                                                                                     299

Was Tolstoi a Colonial Landlord? The Dilemmas of Private Property and

Settler Colonialism on the Bashkir Steppe

Edyta M. Bojanowska                                                                                                             324

Words on Trial: Morality and Legality in Frida Vigdorova’s Journalism

Rebecca Reich                                                                                                                        349

“The Master Rarely Casts His Eye Here”: Water and Urban Infrastructure in

Postwar Vladivostok

Rustam Khan                                                                                                                          370

Histories of Color: Blackness and Africanness in the Soviet Union

Hilary Lynd and Thom Loyd                                                                                                   394

“Are there Racists in Yugoslavia?” Debating Racism and Anti-blackness in

Socialist Yugoslavia

Peter Wright                                                                                                                            418

The Islamic Framing of the Economic Activities of Salafi-oriented Muslims in Dagestan,

North Caucasus: An Anthropological Approach

Iwona Kaliszewska, Jagoda Schmidt, and Marek Kaleta                                                         442

REVIEW ESSAY                                                                                                                  462

FEATURED REVIEWS                                                                                                      465

FILM REVIEWS                                                                                                                 469

BOOK REVIEWS                                                                                                                475

REFERENCE BOOKS OF 2020-2021: A SELECTION                                                  566

COLLECTED ESSAYS                                                                                                       576     

OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST                                                                                       580

IN MEMORIAM                                                                                                                  583


Number 3, Fall 2022



Law of the Forest: Early Legal Governance in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the

Inter-Imperial Transition between Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Rule, 1878-1901

Iva Luèiæ                                                                                                                                 585

The “Vanishing Indian” and the Vanishing Pole: From a Middle Ground to a Logic of

Elimination in the European and Global Periphery, 1840-1880

Raymond A. Patton                                                                                                                 609

“Call Me by My Name:” A “Strange and Incomprehensible” Passion in the

Polish Kresy of the 1920s

Kamil Karczewski                                                                                                                   631

Che³m’s Unraveling: The Holocaust and Interethnic Violence in Nazi-Occupied Poland

Jason Tingler                                                                                                                           653

Theodor Oberländer and the Nachtigall Battalion in 1959/60-an Entangled History

of Propaganda, Politics, and Memory in East and West

Kai Struve                                                                                                                               677

The Silence of the Occupied in Czech Literature, 1940-46

Rajendra A. Chitnis                                                                                                                701

A Reluctant Opposition: Soviet Liberals within the Moscow Tribune

Guillaume Sauvé                                                                                                                     722


REVIEW ESSAY                                                                                                                  745

BOOK REVIEWS                                                                                                                753

COLLECTED ESSAYS                                                                                                       855     

OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST                                                                                       860

IN MEMORIAM                                                                                                                  862

Number 4, Winter 2022

CLUSTER: (Multi)national Faces of Socialist Realism-Beyond the Russian Literary Canon


Evgeny Dobrenko, Klavdia Smola                                                                                          865

Hegemony of Brotherhood: The Birth of Soviet Multinational Literature, 1922-1932

Evgeny Dobrenko                                                                                                                   869

“Critical Appropriation of Literary Heritage” and the Shaping of Soviet National

Literatures: A Close Reading of the Debate in the Journal Literaturnyi kritik

(The Literary Critic, 1933-36)

Susanne Frank                                                                                                                        891

National Form: The Evolution of Georgian Socialist Realism

Zaal Andronikashvili                                                                                                              914

The Lithuanian Version of Socialist Realism: An Imposed Doctrine and

Incorporated Tradition

Dalia Satkauskyte                                                                                                                   936

(Re)shaping Literary Canon in the Soviet Indigenous North

Klavdia Smola                                                                                                                        955


The (Un)making of a Man: Aleksandr Aleksandrov/Nadezhda Durova

Ruth Averbach                                                                                                                         976

The Hungarian Nationalities Act of 1868 in Operation (1868-1914)

Ágoston Berecz                                                                                                                       994

No More Godmen: Alexandre Kojeve, Atheism, and Vladimir Solov?ev

Trevor Wilson                                                                                                                          1016


REVIEW ESSAY                                                                                                                  1037

FEATURED REVIEW                                                                                                        1046

FILM REVIEWS                                                                                                                 1049

BOOK REVIEWS                                                                                                                1053

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS, 2021                                                                              1137

COLLECTED ESSAYS                                                                                                       1149   

OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST                                                                                       1151

IN MEMORIAM                                                                                                                  1153

INDEX                                                                                                                                   1155