Journal covering past and current political, economical, social, and legal changes and developments in the Soviet Union and its successor states.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, Spring

Female Heroes in a Man's World: The Construction of Female Heroes in Kyrgyzstan's Symbolic Nation-Building
In 2014, the historical drama "Kurmanjan Datka - Queen of the Mountains" was released in Kyrgyzstan to great fanfare. The most expensive film ever produced in the country, it presents the story of a famed 19th-century female ruler of the Kyrgyz in the...
Lake Baikal and Russia's Environmental Policy Process
The protection of Lake Baikal remains one of the most important issues in Russian environmental politics.1 The lake holds a special significance, having attracted a great deal of national and international attention from the Soviet era to the present....
The Donbass War: Outbreak and Deadlock
It is understandable that, in the early stage of studying the Donbass conflict, researchers concentrated on critically analyzing Russia's logic of intervention and territorial revisionism, which resulted in a somewhat dismissive attitude to local factors.1...
The Rise and Fall of Local Self-Government in Petrozavodsk
The results of the unified national election day, held on September 8, 2013, were unusual for two regional capitals.1 Yevgenii Roizman, the candidate of the Civic Platform party won the mayoral election in Yekaterinburg, the capital of the Sverdlovsk...
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