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Roads versus Rivers

Two Systems of Spatial Structuring in Northern Russia and Their Effects on Local Inhabitants

Kirill V. Istomin

). In this article, I offer answers to the above-mentioned questions by bringing in relevant ethnographic data from Western Siberia, namely the Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous okrugs of the Russian Federation. These data relate to spatial

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Jane F. Hacking, Jeffrey S. Hardy, and Matthew P. Romaniello

Empire. The first, by Gwyn Bourlakov, investigates the use of Siberian convents as places of exile and incarceration in the mid-to-late eighteenth century. Designated as a place to hold elite noblewomen, Dalmatov Vvedenskii Convent in Western Siberia

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Babak Rezvani

, the second part of the book, is indeed a piece of fine art. Only people knowledgeable about Tatars in the western Siberia and Volga regions could be able to collect such data and write such a dictionary. This etymological dictionary is clearly an

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Gender and Empire

The Imprisonment of Women in Eighteenth-Century Siberia

Gwyn Bourlakov

Vvedenskii Convent in Western Siberia during the mid-eighteenth century. The authority granted and assumed by the abbess and other female monastics went beyond the spiritual realm. As religious women they implicitly functioned as moral examples, but also as

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Geographical Imagination, Anthropology, and Political Exiles

Photographers of Siberia in Late Imperial Russia

Tatiana Saburova

hostile territory of northern India gradually becomes familiar and a sense of mastery is evinced, so that the people of the metropolis no longer feel threatened. 84 The same can be said of the multitude of representations of “views” of Western Siberia

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Dmitry V. Arzyutov and Sergei A. Kan

Shorians’s “emergence in Western Siberia” either from the North (Bogoraz) or from the South (Shternberg) ( Khlopina 1992: 108 ). Nevertheless, no publications by Dyrenkova and Starynkevich (Khlopina) dealing with the “south” or “north” in the history of