( Montgomery 2011: 1–28 ). One of the leaders of the Siberian regionalists, Grigorii Potanin, was outraged by the lack of an organized group among natives claiming that they still “have neither social consolidation nor the Kyrgyz (Kazakh) or Buryat intellectual
The Sakha Intellectuals and the Revolutionary Transformations in Late Imperial Russia, 1905–1917
Aleksandr Korobeinikov and Egor Antonov
The irony of youth discourse in Siberia
David G. Anderson
Russians often use slogans to triangulate themselves between state and society, and slogans about youth are no exception. This article conducts a cultural historical analysis of how the concept of 'youth' has been applied both to young people and to the idea of a nation in Siberia. The author argues that categories of youth in Russia, and in Siberia, are very different from their Euro-American cousins. Citing survey data, and material from historical and contemporary movements for self-determination, he argues that youth discourse is future-oriented, collectivist, and is often used in an ironic register in order to carry moral messages.
Peter Slovtsov’s Urals Childhood and Its Meanings
Mark A. Soderstrom
This article examines the Urals roots and self-perception of the Siberian historian and bureaucrat Peter Andreevich Slovtsov (1767–1843). Best known as the author of the two-volume Historical Survey of Siberia (1838–43), Slovtsov is often described as the first Siberian patriot and precursor to the Siberian regionalist movement. Drawing on a range of published and archival sources to analyze how Slovtsov made sense of his family roots in the Urals region, the author suggests that Slovtsov is best understood as a man of the empire who understood both his own life trajectory and Siberian history as fruits of enlightened imperial rule.
Issues of Conservation, Digitization, and Scientific Use
enlightener Piotr Makushin and closed by censorship in 1888, were examples of provincial broadsheets. In 1882 the Siberian regionalist Nikolai Yadrintsev founded the political and literary newspaper Vostochnoe obozreni e (Eastern review) in St. Petersburg (in
, Arsen'ev was appointed the regional commissar for the affairs of indigenous peoples. By 1916, Arsen'ev developed a rift with his former patron Gondatti and complained about Gondatti to Anuchin and the leader of Siberian regionalists G. N. Potanin. 47
Photographers of Siberia in Late Imperial Russia
his work, reducing the number of photographs he could make to several dozen slides. 16 Another figure who made an effort to add photography to his scientific toolbox was the renowned explorer and Siberian regionalist Grigorii Potanin. In a letter dated