This report describes the status of Severovedenie (Arctic/Siberian social sciences) in today's Russia in the context of the worldwide growing interest in the Arctic region. It also presents a new educational program in Severovedenie launched in 2011 by the European University at St. Petersburg. The article discusses theoretical and methodological issues of contemporary approach to Arctic/Siberian studies.
New Program on Arctic/Siberian Studies
play in the Hebrew press in Europe and looks at the first performance of Merchant on the stage of the Hebrew theatre in Palestine, as reflected coevally in the press. 1887: David Frischmann’s critique in St Petersburg On 23 August 1887, the
The Case of Evgeniia Serebrennikova, Pioneering Woman Physician in Late Nineteenth-Century Russia
institutions. 5 In return, the government promised to introduce opportunities for study at home and opened the Medical-Surgical Academy in St. Petersburg to women on 2 November 1872. The women’s courses were designed to admit seventy students per year for four
The Kunstkamera's Russian and Asian Ethnographic Collections in the Late Imperial Era
Marisa Karyl Franz
ethnographic category that connected the different Indigenous Siberian and Central Asian people to emphasize a cultural continuity across the Russian Empire east of the Urals. The Kunstkamera in St. Petersburg was an influential ethnographic museum in imperial
Olga Zdravomyslova and Elena Onegina
, Russia had the fourth highest number of infections in the world ( RBC 2020 ). Moscow has been the hardest hit since the start of the epidemic, accounting for 233,545 cases or approximately 30 percent of the Russian total, followed by St. Petersburg, with
Administrative Reforms, Territory, and Language as Factors of Identity Development among the Ilimpii Evenki in the Twentieth Century
Translator : Jenanne K. Ferguson
Municipal District, Kransnoyarsk Krai . GAKK—The State Archive of Krasnoiarskii Krai, Krasnoiarsk . MAE RAN—Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg . TsGARF—Central Government Archive
A Report on the Experience of Network Collaboration between Universities
Marina Maguidovitch and Lena Sidorova
regions of the Russian Federation has been the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St. Petersburg (Herzen University), primarily led by the Institute of the Peoples of the North. Here, linguists are trained in twenty-three languages of Northern
Psychotherapy – under Reshetnikov's influence – has already become a profitable and desirable profession with accredited qualifications that reflect European standards. Its skilled practitioners are still busy competing with national predilections for occult alternatives that state registered quacksalvers continue to peddle but in St. Petersburg it is turning into the preferred treatment for alienated and impoverished professionals and the 'New Russians' alike.
How the Scientific Reflex Came to be Employed against Nazi Propaganda
The article analyzes Sergej Chakhotin’s transfer of the concept of reflex from Russian physiology to German propaganda. Chakhotin had been working at Ivan Pavlov’s laboratory in St. Petersburg in the 1910s. The experiences he had there with reflex conditioning, the boom of psychotechnics, and the application of psychological practices for aesthetic purposes were his basis for the invention of a socialist propaganda program against the Nazi regime. It is shown how the concept of reflex changed as it meandered through different disciplines.
Revisiting Canadian Economic Footprints in Siberia, 1890s–1921
Canada's interest in Russia's Far East and Siberia has a long history, propelled in the nineteenth century by London's Hudson's Bay Company driving eastward and St. Petersburg's Russian-American Company driving westward. Competition and sometime cooperation led to mutually beneficial projects shaping up in the early 20th century, among them plans to link up the Canadian Pacific Rail and Steamship Line with the Trans-Siberian in a trading complex that would have circumnavigated the world. The Great War, the Russian Revolution, and Civil War, sealed the fate of this grandiose vision. Studies on Western involvement in the Russian Civil War highlight, reasonably, the military dimensions of intervention. Canada sent troops to Siberia as well, but Ottawa's ambition was primarily trade. Using untapped Russian archival material and contemporary Siberian newspaper reports, this article revisits Canada's participation in Russia's postwar conflagration with emphasis on the extent to which expectation of economic gain shaped Canada's official and private presence in Siberia.