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Nationalizing Rivers, Expropriating Lands

Ekaterina Pravilova

in A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159058
eISBN:
9781400850266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159058.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

The previous discussion on forests and minerals showed that Russian professional and industrial elites were quite unhappy with the state's passivity and its reluctance to take on the management of ... More


Staging Defeat: The Golden Cockerel and the Russo-Japanese War

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182711
eISBN:
9780691185514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182711.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter examines The Golden Cockerel as a pointed political satire, prompted and shaped by the concrete events of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905. Indeed, Rimsky-Korsakov and his librettist ... More


The Birth of Soviet Biopolitics

Stephen J. Collier

in Post-Soviet Social: Neoliberalism, Social Modernity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148304
eISBN:
9781400840427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148304.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines the developments against which one can understand the emergence of Soviet city-building—painting a picture of successive formations of government from Petrine absolutism to ... More


Orthodoxy in the Sixteenth Century

Paul Bushkovitch

in Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069464
eISBN:
9780199854615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069464.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The Orthodox church of medieval Russia was a monastic church. The decline in spiritual significance of monasticism in the Orthodox church of Russia in the course of the sixteenth century was a change ... More


Synergeia and Simfoniia: Orthodox Morality, Human Rights, and the State

Jarrett Zigon

in “HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter highlights the Church's institutional view of HIV/AIDS in the context of morality, human rights, and the state. The Church sees drug addiction as a sin and a problem of immorality. But ... More


Russian Hard Power

Kathryn E. Stoner

in Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190860714
eISBN:
9780190054571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860714.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Russian Politics

This chapter examines Russia’s renewed defensive and offensive capabilities. It defines hard power as conventional and nuclear forces. The chapter compares Russian military power to that of the ... More


Introduction

Faith Hillis

in Children of Rus': Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452192
eISBN:
9780801469268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452192.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter documents an ambitious effort to mobilize a nation in defense of the Russian empire, in the process emphasizing the significance of this event and the implications it holds ... More


Venedikt Yerofeev, Moscow–Petushki (1970): self and others

Steven Earnshaw

in The existential drinker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719099618
eISBN:
9781526141934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099618.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Venedikt Yerofeev’s Moscow Stations the character Venichka, a version of the author, takes an increasingly surreal train ride towards Petushki, a town at the end of a Moscow line which he believes ... More


Karamzin’s Enlightened Conservatism

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/9780300113136.003.0017
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin’s attempt to reconcile universal Enlightenment principles with political conservatism. Karamzin, the most talented and profound Russian ... More


Native Autonomy in a Multinational State

Kathryn E. Graber

in Mixed Messages: Mediating Native Belonging in Asian Russia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750502
eISBN:
9781501750533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750502.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the conceptions of autonomy, indigeneity, and other dimensions of native belonging in the multinational Russian state. It explains why many Buryats have not taken up discourses ... More


Five From Public Sphere to Public Will: The Elections to the Russian State Duma and the Politicization of Ethnicity

in Barricades and Banners: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763837
eISBN:
9780804781046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763837.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on the political debates aired in the Jewish political sphere during the elections to the first two Russian State Dumas in 1906 and 1907. It shows how participatory politics and ... More


Whither the Russian State?

Andrei P. Tsygankov

in The Strong State in Russia: Development and Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199336203
eISBN:
9780190207328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336203.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The Russian state has demonstrated its historical vitality by encouraging the emergence of an authentic culture, establishing the country’s political independence, and gaining the status of a great ... More


Autocracy

Daniel B. Rowland

in God, Tsar, and People: The Political Culture of Early Modern Russia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752094
eISBN:
9781501752117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752094.003.0013
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter looks at autocracy as the concept most widely used to describe the political culture of the Russian state before 1917. It explains how autocracy, understood as the unlimited rule of the ... More


Great Artists Serving Stalin Like a Dog

Richard Taruskin

in On Russian Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249790
eISBN:
9780520942806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249790.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter traces the motivations behind the revival of Stalinist triumphalism, clearly noticeable in Ivan the Terrible, a nationalistic film by the great director Sergey Eisenstein with music by ... More


God, Tsar, and People: The Political Culture of Early Modern Russia

Daniel B. Rowland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752094
eISBN:
9781501752117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752094.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book brings together essays written over a period of fifty years, using a wide variety of evidence — texts, icons, architecture, and ritual — to reveal how early modern Russians (1450–1700) ... More


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