Other Russias

Homosexuality and the Crisis of Post-Soviet Identity

Author: B. Baer

Publisher: Springer


Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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This book examines the unprecedented explosion of homosexual discourse in post-Soviet Russia and details how homosexuality has come to signify a surprising and often contradictory array of uniquely post-Soviet concerns.

Other Russias

Author: Victoria Lomasko

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 362

SHORTLISTED FOR THE PUSHKIN HOUSE BOOK PRIZE 2018 From a renowned graphic artist and activist, an incredible portrait of life in Russia today What does it mean to live in Russia today? What is it like to grow up in a forgotten city, to be a migrant worker or to grow old and seek solace in the Orthodox church? For the past eight years, graphic artist and activist Victoria Lomasko has been travelling around Russia and talking to people as she draws their stories. She spent time in dying villages where schoolteachers outnumber students; she stayed with sex workers in the city of Nizhny Novgorod; she went to juvenile prisons and spoke to kids who have no contact with the outside world; and she attended every major political rally in Moscow. The result is an extraordinary portrait of Russia in the Putin years -- a country full of people who have been left behind, many of whom are determined to fight for their rights and for progress against impossible odds. Empathetic, honest, funny, and often devastating, Lomasko's portraits show us a side of Russia that is hardly ever seen.

Other Russias

Homosexuality and the Crisis of Post-Soviet Identity

Author: Brian James Baer

Publisher: Macmillan


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

View: 323

This unprecedented book examines the explosion of homosexual discourse in post-Soviet Russia from the turbulent years of the immediate post-communist era through the more troubling recent developments of Vladimir Putin’s regime. Focusing on concepts of sexuality, gender, and national identity within competing portrayals of same-sex desire, Brian James Baer explores a variety of popular media, including fiction, film, television, music, and print to detail how homosexuality in today’s Russia has come to signify a surprising and often contradictory array of uniquely post-Soviet concerns.

The Other Russia

Local experience and societal change

Author: Leo Granberg

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Political Science

Page: 194

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Most recent research seeks to explain contemporary changes in Russia by analysing the decisions of Russian leaders, oligarchs and politicians based in Moscow. This book examines another Russia, one of ordinary people changing their environment and taking opportunities to provoke societal changes in small towns and the countryside. Russia is a resource-rich society and the country’s strategy and institutional structure are built on the most valuable of these resources: oil and gas. Analysing the implications of this situation at the local level, this book offers chapters on resource use, local authorities, enterprises, poverty and types of individual, as well as a final chapter which places local societies within the framework of the Russian politicised economy. Based on extensive empirical data gathered through more than 400 semi-structured interviews with entrepreneurs, teachers, social workers and those working for the local authorities, this book sheds light on the role of local activity in the development of Russian society and is essential reading for students and scholars interested in Russia and its politics.

The Snow Maiden and Other Russian Tales

Author: Bonnie C. Marshall

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited


Category: Fiction

Page: 153

View: 196

Offers a collection of thirty tales, including fairy tales, stories about animals and everyday life, and folklore about spirits and the supernatural.

The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy Tales

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 582

Choice collection of 9 classic tales tells of magical beasts, frightful giants, wicked witches, and beguiling creatures of the sea. A delight for fairy tale fans of all ages.

The Other Russia

Author: Norman Stone



Category: Exiles

Page: 475

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The purpose of this book is to illustrate what life was like for Russian emigrants in different times and places, including, where possible, their memories of Russia before 1917 or in the Soviet Union afterwards. The oral histories presented are divided into three time periods. The first deals with 1900-1921, the end of the Old Order. Some of the experiences told recount the events surrounding the Revolution, while others deal with escape, flight and exile. The second part of the book focuses on refugees between 1922 and 1947. Among the communities mentioned is Harbin, a city in Manchuria which had become Russian when the Tsarist Government built the Trans-Siberian railway in the 1890s. Attention is also given to the movement to go back and of the situation of the émigrés during the Second World War. The third part of the book concerns the Soviet Experience and Beyond, 1946-1986. Stories in this section tell of life under Stalin, hunger, escape and defection, and of the struggle of artists and intellectuals within the Soviet Union during this period.

The Queen of Spades and Other Russian Stories

Dual Language Reader (English/Russian)

Author: Alexander Pushkin



Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 205

View: 652

This Dual Language Reader uses a magnificent collection of Russia's greatest short stories, written by Anton Chekhov, Alexander Pushkin, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Nikolai Gogol, to engage the reader. The Russian (Cyrillic) text is on the right and the English translation on the left, so readers are able to comprehend the ideas being conveyed without turning a page.

Russian Anzacs in Australian History

Author: Elena Govor

Publisher: UNSW Press


Category: History

Page: 310

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Elena Govor has given voice to a part of Australian cultural history that until now has been silent. Extraordinarily, it was men born in the former Russian Empire that constituted the most numerous group in the First Australian Imperial Force, after those of Anglo or Celtic background—almost one thousand Russian Anzacs. This book is a history of Russian multiethnic communities in Australia, and passionately rediscovers ties, formerly severed, between the children and grandchildren of Russian Anzacs and their Russian past.