Russian history


Folklore Traditions Modernized: A. Shevtsov's Academy of Self-Knowledge

V.V. Maliavin A few years ago in the abandoned summer camp for schoolchildren not far from the city of Ivanovo in Central Russia a man named Alexander Shevtsov, an ethnographer and psychologist by training, established what he calls “The Sanctuary of Folk life” (Заповедник народного быта). Usually the Russian word […]


Politics in Contemporary Russia: The Search for Identity The Nature of Russian Political Tradition

Vladimir Maliavin, Institute of Slavic Studies, Tamkang University   Politics in Contemporary Russia: The Search for Identity  The Nature of Russian Political Tradition The  collapse  of  the  USSR  has  created  a  necessity for  the  shaping  of  the  new national identity in Russia. This necessity has become even more urgent because […]