These articles were all published as part of Vestnik, a scholarly journal for student research concerning the post-Communist space. The journal, run by SRAS, accepts student research on any subject related to this geographic area from any historical period (pre-Communist, Communist, and post-Communist). The work is published across the SRAS Family of Sites, which itself covers a wide range of subjects.

The Call for Papers and other information about the journal can be found on GeoHistory. Any interested students, or professors interesting in incorporating student publication into capstone projects, are encouraged to apply.

“Healthy Body, Healthy Mind”: the visual propaganda of personal care during the Cultural Revolution in the Stalinist State

This picture of “Comrade Lenin Sweeps the World Clean of Filth” is  a perfect illustration of Soviets’ axiological orientations: they felt a moral duty to get rid of the “rotten bourgeoisie” in order to create a “brand new world” whose main values are fraternity and egality. The grotesque caricature, however, is interesting not because of […]

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