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The Public’s Russia

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses public and popular views of Russian life, literature, and culture. Although there was generally a public revulsion against anarchists and nihilists, this was tempered by a ... More


Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Melissa Caldwell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book is a lively account of dacha life and how Russians experience this deeply rooted tradition of the summer cottage amid the changing cultural, economic, and political landscape of ... More


Making Newtons: Romantic Journeys toward Genius

Michael D. Gordin (ed.)

in A Well-Ordered Thing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691172385
eISBN:
9780691184425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172385.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Dmitrii Mendeleev's reform of Russian education. The educational reform Mendeleev proposed during the last decade of his life encapsulated his fully articulated view of how ... More


Culture and Race: Russians in the Japanese Empire

Yukiko Koshiro

in Imperial Eclipse: Japan's Strategic Thinking about Continental Asia before August 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451805
eISBN:
9780801467752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451805.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on Japanese acceptance of Russian culture. The Japanese celebrated the compatibility of their culture with that of Russians even during the war; thus the Japanese never attempted ... More


The Neighbors' Melodies: The Politics of Music in War and Revolution

James Loeffler

in The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300137132
eISBN:
9780300162943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137132.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter examines how Russian Jewish culture began to unravel from within as early as the first years of World War I, beginning with a now classic ideological debate over the very Jewishness of ... More


The Russian Federation and Russian-Speaking Identity in Latvia

Ammon Cheskin

in Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748697434
eISBN:
9781474418539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter examines the role of the Russian Federation, as a possible kin-state, in sponsoring and facilitating discursive identity strategies for Latvia’s Russian speakers. The chapter traces ... More


Dacha Enchantments

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Visiting the dacha, or summer cottage, is one activity that stands out among the multitude of possible leisure pursuits, which is perhaps the most recognizable aspect of Russian summer culture. ... More


Russian Attitudes towards the Rule of Law: An Analysis of Survey Data

James L. Gibson

in Law and Informal Practices: The Post-Communist Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199259366
eISBN:
9780191698606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259366.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Disrespect for the rule of law is considered one of the defining characteristics of Russian political culture. As with many depictions of Russian political culture, little accurate data exist to ... More


Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

Marina Frolova-Walker (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182711
eISBN:
9780691185514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182711.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

During his lifetime, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908) was a composer whose work had great influence not only in his native Russia but also internationally. While he remains well-known in ... More


The Revolution, 1917–1919

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky

in The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194760
eISBN:
9780300211351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194760.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes various events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1917 to 1919. It shows that the Bolshevik Party and Soviet government sought to make the Russian cultural legacy ... More


Searching for Enlightenment

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter provides an overview of how the book examines ideas of faith, politics, and reason in Muscovite Russia across three centuries, from the victory of Muscovite Grand Duke Ivan III over his ... More


Crime Fiction Steps into Action

Louise McReynolds

in Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451454
eISBN:
9780801465901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451454.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses the emergence of two visions of Russia after 1905, giving insight into some of the revolution's cultural repercussions. One is as fast paced as modernity itself, offering ... More


Jus and Lex in Russian Law: A Discussion Agenda

William E. Butler

in Law and Informal Practices: The Post-Communist Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199259366
eISBN:
9780191698606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259366.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Whether and to what extent the ‘rule of law’ existed in the past and/or exists in Russia has become a matter of overriding concern. Perceptions of the rule of law influence foreign investment ... More


Introduction

Alexander M. Schenker

in The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter describes Russia's early history and the founding of St. Petersburg. It considers the accomplishments of Peter the Great and how he dragged Russia out of its medieval ... More


Faust: Sokurov Waltz

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the film Faust (2011). Faust, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, is a free adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's eponymous book. The film, financed in ... More


Prologue

Anita Shapira

in Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785273
eISBN:
9780804793131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785273.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Yosef Haim Brenner’s life story encapsulates the drama of twentieth-century Jewish life: the transition from faith to atheism, from tradition to crisis, the wandering and migration from country to ... More


The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Alexander M. Schenker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is a comprehensive treatment of the most consequential work of art ever to be executed in Russia: the equestrian monument to Peter the Great, or The Bronze Horseman, as it has come to be ... More


Russia

Alexander Fedorov

in Video Games Around the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262527163
eISBN:
9780262328487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527163.003.0029
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

This essay is a history of video games in Russia, and it contains a description of the Russian video game industry and how it has grown. Descriptions of video game companies and individual video ... More


Conclusion

Michael S. Gorham

in After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This concluding chapter argues that linguistic innovation tends to accelerate during less stable periods of history, and the degree of success of any term, speech style, or discourse depends on the ... More


. ‘High Art’ Locally: The Screen Adaptations of Iug-Film

Maria Vinogradova

in Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748656349
eISBN:
9780748684274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656349.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Amateur film studio “Yug-Film” existed in the remote Russian town of Buguruslan for about four decades from 1957. During the years of its existence Yug-Film produced over 15 films, eight of them ... More


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