Movie and Book Reviews

Movie Reviews

Gogol’. Nachalo [Gogol’. The Beginning], 2017, directed by Egor Baranov. Reviewed in Kinokultura, no. 60, April 2018.

Perm’-36. Otrazhenie [Perm-36. Reflexion], 2016, directed by Sergei Kachkin. Reviewed in Kinokultura, no. 57, July 2017.

A zori zdes’ tikhie [The Dawns Here are Quiet], 2015, directed by Renat Davlet’iarov. Reviewed in Kinokultura, no. 51, January 2016.

Angely Revoliutsii [Angels of the Revolution], 2014, directed by Aleksei Fedorchenko. Reviewed in Kinokultura, no. 48, April 2015.

Trudno byt’ bogom [It is Hard to be a God], 2013, directed by Aleksei German. Reviewed in Kinokultura, no. 46, October 2014.

1812. Ulanskaia ballada [1812. Ballad of the Uhlans], 2012, directed by Oleg Fesenko. Reviewed in Kinokultura, no. 41, July 2013.

Kholodnoe leto ’53-goda [Cold Summer of ’53], 1987, directed by Aleksandr Proshkin. Scene reviewed for World Film Locations: Moscow (forthcoming in 2014).

Piat’ nevest [Five Brides], 2011, directed by Karen Oganesian. Reviewed in Kinokultura, no. 36, April 2012.

Riabinovyi val’s [The Rowan Waltz], 2010, directed by Alena Semenova and Aleksandr Smirnov. Reviewed in Kinokultura, no. 31, January 2011.

Bronenosets Potemkin [Battleship Potemkin], 1925, directed by Sergei Eisenstein. Reviewed in Directory of World Cinema, vol. 4: Russia (Bristol, UK, Chicago, USA: Intellect, 2011), 57-59.

Pelagiia i belyi bul’dog [Pelagia and the White Bulldog], 2009, television miniseries directed by Iu. Moroz. Reviewed in Kinokultura, no. 27, January 2010.

Oktiabr’ [October], 1928, directed by Sergei Eisenstein. Reviewed in Directory of World Cinema, vol. 4: Russia (online edition).

Den’ D [D-Day], 2008, directed by Ekaterina Pobedinskaia and Mikhail Porechenkov. Reviewed in Kinokultura, no. 25, July 2009.

Agit-brigada ‛Bei vraga‛ [Agitation Brigade “Beat the Enemy”], 2007, directed by Vitalii Mel‛nikov. Reviewed in Kinokultura, no. 21, July 2008.


Book Reviews

Saburova, Tat’iana and Ben Eklof, Druzhba, sem’ia, revoliiutsiia. Nikolai Charushin i pokolenie narodnikov 1870-kh godov. Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2016. Reviewed in Russian Review 76, no. 4, 2017, 767-768.

Gregor, A. James. Totalitarianism and Political Religion. An Intellectual History. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2012. Reviewed in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 49, 4, 2015, pp. 502-503.

Lyandres, Semion. The Fall of Tsarism. Untold Stories of the February 1917 Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Reviewed in Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue Canadienne des Slavistes 56, no 3-4, 2014, pp. 358-359.

Petrone, Karen. The Great War in Russian Memory. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2011. Reviewed in Slavic Review, 71, 4, 2012, pp. 942-943.

Kriegsbilder: Mediale Repräsentation Des ‘Grossen Vaterländischen Krieges.’ Edited by Bette Fieseler and Jorg Ganzenmuller. Essen, Germany: Klartext Verlag, 2010. Reviewed in Slavic Review, 70, 4, 2011, 949.950.

Junge, Marc. Die Gesellschaft ehemaliger politischer Zwangsarbeiter und Verbannter in der Sowjetunion. Gründung, Entwicklung und Liquidierung (1921-1935). Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2009. Reviewed in Russian Review, 69, 4, 2010, 725-726.

Papazian, Elizabeth Astrid. Manufacturing Truth. The Documentary Moment in Early Soviet Culture. DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 2008. Reviewed in American Historical Review 115, 1, 2010, 322-323.

Rabinowitch, Alexander. The Bolsheviks in Power: The First Year of Soviet Rule in Petrograd. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2007. Reviewed in Russian Review 68, 1, 2009, 159-60.

Kirschenbaum, Lisa A. The Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1995. Myth, Memories, and Monuments. Cambridge University Press, 2006. Reviewed in Slavic Review, 67, 3, 2008, 777-778.

Hosking, Geoffrey. Rulers and Victims. The Russians in the Soviet Union. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 2006. Reviewed in Russian Review, 66, 2, 2007, 339.

Living Through the Soviet System. Ed. Daniel Bertaux, Paul Thompson, Anna Rotkirch. New Brunswick, USA and London, UK: Transaction Publishers, 2005. Reviewed in Slavic Review 66, 1, 2007, 155.

Heeke, Matthias. Reisen zu den Sowjets. Der ausländische Tourismus in Rußland 1921-1941. Münster: Lit-Verlag, 2003. Reviewed in Russian Review 64, 4, 2005, 705-706.

Wertsch, James V. Voices of Collective Remembering. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Reviewed in Journal of Modern History 76, no. 3, 2004, 743-744.

Rol’f, Mal’te. Sovetskii massovyi prazdnik v Voronezhe i Tsentral’no-Chernozemnoi Oblasti Rossii 1927-1932. Voronezh: Izdatel’stvo Voronezhskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta, 2000. Reviewed in Russian Review 62, no. 4, 2003, 660.

Self & Story in Russian History, edited by Engelstein, Laura; Sandler, Stephanie. Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 2000. Reviewed in Canadian-American Slavic Studies 36, no. 4, Winter 2002, 488-489.

Siebert, Diana. Bäuerliche Alltagsstrategien in der Belarussischen SSR (1921-1941). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1998. Reviewed in Slavic Review 59, 4, 2000, 899.

Liebich, André. From the Other Shore. Russian Social Democracy After 1921. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997. Reviewed in Harriman Review 12, 1, 1999, 31-32.

Buranov, Yuri. Lenin’s Will: Falsified and Forbidden. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1994. Reviewed in Russian History/Histoire Russe, 25, no. 1-2, 1998, 190-192.

Gorzka, Gabriele. Arbeiterkultur in der Sowjetunion. Industriearbeiter-Klubs 1917-1929. Ein Beitrag zur sowjetischen Kulturgeschichte. Berlin: Berlin Verlag Arno Spitz, 1990. Reviewed in Russian Review 53, no. 3, July 1994, 457-458.

Dear Comrades. Menshevik Reports on the Bolshevik Revolution and the Civil War, edited and translated by Brovkin, Vladimir N. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1991. Reviewed in Russian Review 52, no. 1, January 1993, 115-116.