Topics to be discussed

In 2020–2021

Main themes of Quaestio Rossica research journal for 2020–2021 are embracing the interdisciplinary approach, which covers different aspects of Russian history and culture.

QR strives to stimulate the authors to interpret the proposed themes in their own way, while anticipating the fruitful dialogue between the different approaches to research. We especially welcome papers which are aimed at the complex and comparative analysis, and are promoting polemics amongst the community of scholars.

  • Bears in the Streets of Russian Cities: The Myths and Symbols of Russia
  • Apocalypse Accomplished: The Russian Civil War (1918‒1922) in Global History
  • The Struggle for Peace as Opposition to Systems and International Cooperation
  • Dialogue between People and Power: Historical Variants of Communication
  • The Bureaucratic System of Russia: Façade and Interior, Latent Power of the Chancelleries and Bureaucratic Realities
  • The Russian Elite: An Axiology of Behavioural Practices and Life Strategies
  • The Existential Meaning of Death / The Departure of a Historical Leader. The Reaction of Contemporaries and Descendants and Images
  • Historical Peculiarities of the Criminal World: Leaders, Alibis, and Clues (Dynamics, Typology, the Objective and the Subjective in Punishment)
  • Emotiveness as a Factor and Result: Historical and Artistic Perspective
  • Sexuality and Erotica: Chronological Context, State Policies, Historical Forms of Expression and Rejection
  • Historical Forms of Suggestion: Authors and Recipients
  • The Clash of Generations: Fathers vs Children; Reconciliation vs Rebellion. Historical Context and Figurative Reality
  • Russian and Soviet Identity: Contradictions in Understanding and Representation
  • Graphic Language. Verbality and Visuality in History and Modernity
  • Victim and Sacrifice in Russian History, Literature, and Art
  • The “Russian Mirage” in Foreign Cultures
  • Nonconformism and Counterculture during the Soviet and Post-Soviet Times
  • Nationalism and Imperial Ideology in Russian History and Literature

The decision of dedicating certain issue to certain theme is based upon the actual number of reviewed and accepted papers. Therefore, the theme might be prolonged for several issues. The papers ought to be prepared in accordance with the rules, available at the journal web-site.

The paper might be submitted via the web-site

In addition, any question could be addressed to the executive secretary associate, Prof. Alexey Antoshin:

Past topics

Vol 8, No 5 (2020)

Russia: The Polyphony of Cultural Meanings and Symbols

Cultural Diplomacy in the Era of Socialism

Vol 8, No 4 (2020)

The Power of the Word and the Power of Personality: Transition Era

Court Ceremonial of the Early Modern Period

Class Ideas and Practices between the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Vol 8, No 3 (2020)

Repressions in People's Fates and in the Fate of a Nation

Russia and Abroad: Ideas and Images

Vol 8, No 2 (2020)

The USSR and Russia in International Politics

Propaganda: An Illusion of Success

Vol 8, No 1 (2020)

The Word and the Idea

Dialogues with Power: Communicative Strategies

Vol 7, No 4 (2019)

Crime and Punishment: The Genre Paradigm and Thanatological Context

Taxes and the Land Question in the Economy of the Russian Empire

Vol 7, No 3 (2019)

The Soviet Epoch: Plans, Dreams and... Reality

Administration Practices of the "Old Regime": Destinies and Images

Vol 7, No 2 (2019)

The World of Demons and Monsters in Russian Culture

Russians and Foreigners in a Cross-Cultural Space: Ideas and People

Vol 7, No 1 (2019)

The Age of Great Reforms: The Success of Innovation and the Collapse of Illusions

Bodily Imperfection and World Disharmony

Vol 4, No 4 (2018)

From Mediaeval Rus’ to Russia of the Early Modern Period: Ways of Social Integration

The Cultural Heritage of Ancient Rus’: Modern Interpretations

Vol 6, No 3 (2018)

Peter I's Second Journey: European Context

Society – Personality – Power: Forms and Boundaries of Dialogue

Vol 6, No 2 (2018)

Russia and Ukraine: The Controversial Experience of State and Nation-building

Religious Nonconformity in Modern Russian History

Vol 6, No 1 (2018)

Peter the Great's Second Journey to Europe: Events and People

Art and Diplomacy

Vol 5, No 4 (2017)

Russia and Russian Literature: A View from Abroad

The Russian Revolution, 1917–2017: The Mythology and Reality of Everyday Life

Vol 5, No 3 (2017)

The Russian Revolution 1917–2017 as Seen from afar

Vol 5, No 2 (2017)

Peter the Great’s Second European Tour (1716–1717)

Practices of European Enlightenment in 18th-century Russia

Vol 5, No 1 (2017)

Urban Space: Modernisation and Tradition

The Far East and the Extreme North: Representations of the Russian Regions

Foreigners in Russian Service

Vol 4, No 4 (2016)

Anton Chekhov's Sakhalin Island

The Russian Philological World in International Context

Christianity: Dissent and Conformity

Vol 4, No 3 (2016)

Bolshevism in Brick and Concrete: The Past and Present of Soviet Constructivism

Social Space in Russia: The Middle Ages and Modern Period

Vol 4, No 2 (2016)

Russian Art with and without Politics

Hot and Cold Wars

Vol 4, No 1 (2016)

Russian Contradictions: History and Modernity

Artistic Symbols of the Russian State

No 4 (2015)

Utopias of Totalitarianism: A Text of Hope and Despair

Foreign Investments in Russia: Ideas, Technologies and Finance

No 3 (2015)

Russian Implementation of European Ideas and Foreign Investments

No 2 (2015)

The Images of Elements in the Artistic Culture of Russia

Russian Authorities: The Mechanisms of State Administration

Russia and Foreigners: Interaction and Conflicts

No 1 (2015)

Foreigners in Russia

Russia: Images and Stereotypes

No 3 (2014)

Sergiy Radonezhsky and Russian Religiosity

Russia: Images and Stereotypes

No 2 (2014)

Despotism and Resistance to Violence in Russian History

The Strangeness of the Russian World in the Space of Literature

No 1 (2014)

War in Cultural Memory

No 1 (2013)

The Many Faces of the 17th Century: Russia’s Path to Modernity