REGION: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

1 Year REGION Print Subscription 2023

REGION: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia is a peer-reviewed international journal that explores the history and current political, economic, and social affairs of the entire former Soviet bloc. In particular, the journal focuses on various facets of transformation at the local and national levels in the aforementioned region, as well as the changing character of their relationships with the rest of the world in the context of glocalization. This journal distinguishes itself from others in similar fields by its (g)locally oriented perspective. This journal regularly gives space to articles on concrete local issues written by local Eurasianist scholars. REGION is published by Slavica on behalf of the Institute of Russian Studies at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.


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American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies, ERIH (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences), IBZ (Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur), SCOPUS Citation Index, Web of Science ESCI by Clarivate Analytics, Academic Search Ultimate


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Lewis Siegelbaum
Wan-Suk Hong
Joonseo Song


Alexander  Libman  and  Vladimir  Kozlov 
Sub-­‐‐National  Variation  of  Corruption  in  Russia: 
What  Do  We  Know  About  It?         153

Jeremy  Morris 
Actually  Existing  Internet  Use  in  the  Russian  Margins: 
Net  Utopianism  in  the  Shadow  of  the  “Silent  Majorities”         181
Yulia  Gradskova 
Speaking  for  Those  “Backward”:  Gender  and  Ethnic 
Minorities  in  Soviet  Silent  Films         201
Alla  Nedashkivska 
Childhood  in  Ukrainian  Media:  Discursive  Study  of  Ukrainian 
and  Russian  Language  Magazines         221
Sergei  I.  Zhuk 
Inventing  America  on  the  Borders  of  Socialist  Imagination: 
Movies  and  Music  from  the  USA  and  the  Origins  of  American 
Studies  in  the  USSR         249
Trevor  Erlacher 
Denationalizing  Treachery:  The  Ukrainian  Insurgent   
Army  and  the  Organization  of  Ukrainian  Nationalists 
in  Late  Soviet  Discourse,  1945–85         289
Book Review

Ararat  L.  Osipian 
Martin  Myant  and  Jan  Drahokoupil.  Transition  Economies:  Political  Economy 
in  Russia,  Eastern  Europe,  and  Central  Asia
Notes  on  the  Contributors         321
Style  Sheet  and  Submissions  Guidelines         325

Lewis Siegelbaum
Wan-Suk Hong
Joonseo Song


Donald J. Raleigh
Doing Local History, or From Social History Oral History: Some Autobiographical Reflections on Studying Russia's Saratov Region     1

Vladimir P. Nekhoroshkov
Transport Supply of Trade and Economic Connections between Eastern Region of Russia and APEC countries     23

Edith W. Clowes
Being Sibiriak in Contemporary Siberia: Imagined Geography and Vocabularies of Identity in Regional Writing Culture     47

Gary Guadagnolo
"Who Am I?": Revolutionary Narratives of the Production of the Minority Self in the Early Soviet Era     69

Tuulikki Kurki
From Soviet Locality to Multivoiced Borderland: Literature and Identity in the Finnish-Russian National Borderlands     95

Valentina Marinescu and Ecaterina Balica
Korean Cultural Products in Eastern Europe: A Case Study of the K-Pop Impact in Romania     113

Book Review

Darrell Slider
J. Paul Goode. The Decline of Regionalism in Putin's Russia"     137

Notes on the Contributors     141

Style Sheet and Submission Guidelines     145

Lewis Siegelbaum
Wan-Suk Hong
Hakyung Jung


Mikhail Ilyin, Elena Meleshkina, and Denis Stukal
Two Decades of Post-Soviet and Post-Socialist Stateness      177

Lewis H. Siegelbaum
Whither Soviet History?: Some Reflections on Recent Anglophone Historiography     213

Elena Trubina
International Events in the Non-Capital Post-Soviet City: Between Place-Making and Recentralization     231

Kitty Lam
For Whose Common Good? The Russian Philanthropic Society and Challenges of Russian Language Education in Late Imperial Russia     255

Andrew Wachtel
Severed Heads and Living Corpses: Lev Tolstoy's Hadji Murat     285

Liudmila Amiri and George Fowler
The Impact of English in Russian Advertising     297

Book Review

Mark Edele
Donald J. Raleigh. Soviet Baby Boomers: An Oral History of Russia's Cold War Generation     315

Notes to the Contributors

Lewis Siegelbaum
Wan-Suk Hong
Hakyung Jung


Lewis H. Siegelbaum
An Auspiciously "Glocal" Beginning: Preface to the Inaugural Issue of Region     1


Richard Sakwa
Sovereignty and Democracy: Constructions and Contradictions in Russian and Beyond     3

Andrey Makarychev
Alternative Logics of Russian Regionalism: Critical Theory Perspectives     29

Esther Tetruashvily
How Did We Become Illegal? Impacts of Post-Soviet Shifting Migration Politics on Labor Migration Law in Russia     53

Zhanna Chernova
New Pronatalism? Family Policy in Post-Soviet Russia     75

László Kürti
Twenty Years After: Rock Music and National Rock in Hungary     93

Peter Zashev and Sergey Sutyrin
Intangible Barriers to Russian Imports: A Case of Finnish SMEs Entering RF Markets     131

Book Reviews

Marie-Alice L'Heureux
Kimberly Elman Zarecor, Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity: Housing in Czechoslovakia     155

Vladimir V. Kozlovskiy
R. K. Tangalycheva and N. A. Golovin, eds., Kul'turnyi assimiliator: Trening adaptatsii k zhizni v Sankt-Peterburge     159

Reuel R. Hanks
Johan Rasanayagam, Islam in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: The Morality of Experience     162

Notes on the Contributors