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Introduction: “If You Want to Have a Future You Have to Have a Good Relationship to Your Past”

Justine Buck Quijada

in Buddhists, Shamans, and Soviets: Rituals of History in Post-Soviet Buryatia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190916794
eISBN:
9780190916824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916794.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

Applying J. L. Austin’s distinction between constative and performative speech to history-making offers terminology for studying how knowledge about the past is produced and wielded in the present. ... More


The Old and the New

J. Arch Getty

in Practicing Stalinism: Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300169294
eISBN:
9780300198850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169294.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines an eclectic selection of practices and behaviors that suggest the continuity of entrenched structures of Russian practice and the personalization of politics. The chapter ... More


Politics and Property Rights in the Soviet Period

Stephen K. Wegren

in Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300150971
eISBN:
9780300156409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300150971.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses politics and property rights and access to agricultural land in the later Soviet period. It describes the evolution of land reform policies and legislation during 1990–91 at ... More


Politics and Property Rights in the Yeltsin Period, 1992–99

Stephen K. Wegren

in Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300150971
eISBN:
9780300156409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300150971.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter reviews the institutional design of land reform legislation passed during the postcommunist period of 1992–99. It reviews effects of land reform during the term of Boris Yeltsin and the ... More


Sakha Republic (Yakutia): Resource Rich and Pivotal

Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

in Galvanizing Nostalgia?: Indigeneity and Sovereignty in Siberia

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759772
eISBN:
9781501759796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759772.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the ebbs and flows of permissible Sakha activism within the context of a social and political landscape that has changed radically during the post-Soviet period. Since 2015, ... More


Works in Progress: Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930-1963

Jenny Leigh Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300200690
eISBN:
9780300210316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300200690.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book investigates the gap between the plans and the reality of the Soviet Union's mid-20th-century project to industrialize and modernize its agricultural system. Historians agree that the ... More


Nuclear safety

Geir Hønneland and Anne-Kristin Jørgensen

in Implementing International Environmental Agreements in Russia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063862
eISBN:
9781781700181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063862.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The threats posed by the nuclear complex of Northwestern Russia have attracted attention in recent years. The issue of nuclear safety stands forth as the most highly profiled problem area among the ... More


Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book travels deep inside the everyday life of middle-class Cubans—arguably the majority of citizens on the island. Un-theorized and under-described, it is a group that is portrayed honestly, ... More


Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Kevin M. F. Platt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book focuses on a cruel paradox central to Russian history: that the price of progress has so often been the traumatic suffering of society at the hands of the state. The reigns of Ivan IV (the ... More


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