Images from the Eastern Front – blog post by Jared McBride.

“Many who have read about or studied the Second World War in the East will recognize the iconic photograph below. Over the years, I have seen this photo in endless publications. It is easily one of the most powerful and moving images of the war. The photo captures so well the horror of the war […]”


August 3, 2011. Blogs, Images, WWII. Leave a comment.

Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons
This virtual exhibit (from a 2008 exhibition at Brown University) has a fantastic collection of Soviet political posters and cartoons that can be viewed in high resolution. I especially like the “The ‘Village Virgin'” (Lenin) by Viktor Deni.

August 2, 2011. Exhibits, Images. Leave a comment.

Exhibition exploring book art of the Russian avant-garde, 1910 – 1917.

August 2, 2011. Exhibits, Images, Late Imperial, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

This site provides online access to some issues of a wide range of Soviet newspapers (I took a look at Severnyi kolkhoznik and sotsialisticheskoe zemledelie). Unlikely though that it would be very useful for scholars, given the limited selection. The website invites users to become contributors.

August 2, 2011. Full-text, Newspapers. Leave a comment.

We here at ProfHacker are big fans of Zotero. Some of our earliest posts covered teaching with Zotero groups and making your WordPress blog Zotero-able (although we can’t control whether it’s “zo terrible” ). And of course, there’s Amy’s fantastic two-part series on getting started with Zotero`…

  • Alexandra GuersonI started out with EndNote, moved on to ProCite, then Bookends and I’m very very happy with Zotero.

     26 at 11:55pm
  • HistorichnikThanks, Alexandra. I’m not sure why I even posted this. I’ve been using Endnote since my last year as an undergrad, when a prof. hired me to figure out the program for him. And I pretty much still use Endnote the same way I did then, in 2003. Zotero seems to have really pushed Endnote to adapt to the internet and to new ways of networking-so I need to either get one of the latest versions, or finally make the jump. …Or just keep doing things the way I’m used to.

    y 27 at 11:38pm
  • Alexandra GuersonEndnote never worked for me because I needed to be able to organize entries in groups, which it could not do back in 2003

    May 27 at 11:40pm ·
  • Alexandra GuersonProCite did that well but it hadn’t been updated in years and probably never would as the company wanted to promote Endnote

    May 27 at 11:40pm ·
  • Alexandra Guersonso I discovered Bookends, which did everything Procite did, only better and with amazing customer service. It only works for macs though but I was ok with that. Zotero made me migrate because of ease in doing footnotes and the ability to create notes, attached or not to entries…

    May 27 at 11:42pm
  • HistorichnikI find Endnote a little testy with footnotes, but once you get accustomed it works well. I have to make adjustments when I cite documents and Russian-language texts usually (for instance, in Russian, only the first word in titles are capitalized, and the version of endnote I use either capitalizes all the words in the title or doesn’t, but can’t distinguish between languages. I make notes as separate entries.

    June 2 at 4:34pm ·
  • Alexandra Guerson Zotero keeps capitalization to whatever you have in your database. I used to have trouble with spanish/french/catalan/por​ tuguese texts because they are capitalized differently. Now all I do is make sure I fix it when I first import an item to zotero… It also handles multiple source footnotes with lots of text in between VERY well

August 2, 2011. Blogs, Software. Leave a comment.

The author of this blog on language regularly reads Russian classics and makes comments on difficult-to-translate phrases, often very interesting.
|I’m still reading Grossman’s Life and Fate (see here and here), and I’m here to report on another lexical item that required some interesting research. I was proud of myself for correctly analyzing начканц [nachkants] as начальник канцелярии [nachal’nik kantselyarii, ‘chief clerk’] without assistan”

August 2, 2011. Blogs, Language. Leave a comment.

Ukrainian Folklore Sound Recordings
via The Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine
Interesting resource. It seems that all the recordings are in Ukrainian.

August 2, 2011. Oral History, Ukraine. Leave a comment.

According to librarian Liladhar Pendse, this Russian journal (1999-2011) is fully accessible online (http://slavicstudieslibrarian.​Сайт АКМНСС и ДВ Рф
    • Sean GuilloryLiladar is awesome. ULCA was dumb to lose him.

      June 3 at 5:09pm
    • HistorichnikGreat to know! Thanks. I’ve found interesting links on his blog.

      June 3 at 5:59pm

August 2, 2011. Full-text, Journals. Leave a comment.

Slavic Reference Service: Gazety Rossii (1703 - 1917) database
To go directly to the search page:​.php

August 2, 2011. Late Imperial, Newspapers. Leave a comment.

Half a Century of Soviet Serials 1917-1968 (European Reading Room, Library of Congress)
This page links to the online version of Rudolf Smit’s Half a Century of Soviet Serials 1917-1968 (European Reading Room, Library of Congress).  Essential resource for identifying Russian journal holdings throughout North America.

August 2, 2011. Full-text, Reference. Leave a comment.

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