Skip to Content

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture

Edited by Tatiana Smorodinskaya, Karen Evans-Romaine, Helena Goscilo

Routledge – 2004 – 734 pages

Series: Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $54.95
    978-0-415-75862-8
    April 28th 2014
  • Add to CartHardback: $250.00
    978-0-415-32094-8
    November 12th 2006

Description

This encyclopedia examines Russian culture from 1953, Stalin's death, to the present day. Both ‘Russian’ and ‘Culture’ are defined broadly. Given the diversity of the Federation in its ethnic composition and regional characteristics, questions of national, regional, and ethnic identity receive special attention as do Russian-speaking immigrant communities. ‘Culture’ embraces all aspects of culture and lifestyle, high and popular, artistic and material: art, fashion, literature, music, cooking, transport, politics and economics, film, crime – all are covered to give a full picture of the Russian way of life through the extraordinary changes since the middle of the twentieth century.

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture is an unbeatable resource on recent Russian culture and history for students, teachers, and researchers. It is a valuable acquisition for both academic and public libraries. Entries include cross-references and often short bibliographies. There is a full index.

Contents

Abdrashitov, Vadim Iusupovich; Abdulov, Aleksandr Gavrilovich; Abramov, Fedor Aleksandrovich; Abrau-Diurso; Abuladze, Tengiz; academic degrees; academic titles; academic year, Soviet and post-Soviet; Academy of Arts; Academy of Sciences (Akademia Nauk SSSR, Rossiiskaia Akademiia Nauk); acting schools; Adabashian, Aleksandr Artemovich; administrative structure, Russian Federation; administrative structure, Soviet Union; adventure novel (prikliuchencheskii roman); advertising; Aguzarova, Zhanna; AIDS (SPID); Aigi, Gennadii Nikolaevich; Aitmatov, Chingiz Terikulovich; akademgorodok; Akhedzhakova, Liia Medzhidovna; Akhmadulina, Bella (Isabella) Akhatovna; Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna; Akimov, Nikolai Pavlovich; Aksenov, Vasilii Pavlovich; Akunin, Boris; Akvarium; alcoholism (vytrezvitel); Aleksandrov Soviet Army Song and Dance Ensemble; Aleshkovskii, Iuz Efimovich; Aliev, Geidar; All-Russian (All-Union) State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK); Alov and Naumov; amateur cultural activity (samodeiatelnost); Amber Room; Andreev, Boris Fedorovich; Andropov, Iurii Vladimirovich; Androvskaia, Olga Nikolaevna; anti-Semitism; Antoshina, Tatiana Konstantinovna; appetizers (zakuski); April Factory (Aprelevskaia fabrika); Apt-Art; Arabov, Iurii Nikolaevich; Arbat; Arbatova, Mariia Ivanovna; Arbuzov, Aleksei Nikolaevich; architecture, Soviet and post-Soviet; architecture, visionary; architecture, wooden; archives; Argumenty i fakty; Arkhipova, Irina Konstantinovna; Armenia; Aroseva, Olga; art galleries and exhibition halls; art market; art museums; art schools and academies; art, abstract (abstraktnoe iskusstvo); art, informal; art, nonconformist; art, post-Soviet; art, Soviet; Artek; Artmane, Vija; arts administration and management, Soviet and post-Soviet; Arzamas-16 (Sarov); Ashkenazii, Vladimir Davidovich; Asian cuisine; Askoldov, Aleksandr Iakovlevich; Astafev, Viktor Petrovich; Averintsev, Sergei Sergeevich; aviation, Soviet and post-Soviet; avos/avoska; avtoritet; awards, cultural, post-Soviet; awards, cultural, Soviet; awards, literary, post-Soviet; awards, literary, Soviet; awards, state and government, Soviet and post-Soviet; Azerbaidzhan; Babii Iar; Babkina, Nadezhda Georgievna; Babochkin, Boris Andreevich; babushka; Baikal; Baikonur; Bakhtin, Mikhail Mikhailovich; Balabanov, Aleksei Oktiabrinovich; Balaian, Roman Gurgenovich; ballet dancers, Bolshoi Theatre; ballet dancers, Mariinskii Theatre; ballet, post-Soviet; ballet, Soviet; Baltic actors in Soviet cinema; Baltic Sea region (Pribaltika); BAM (Baikal-Amur Railroad); bania; Banionis, Donatas Iuozovich; baranka; Baranskaia, Natalia Vladimirovna; bards; Baryshnikov, Mikhail Nikolaevich; Bashkortostan (Bashkiria); Bashlachev, Aleksandr Nikolaevich; Bashmet, Iurii Abramovich; Basilashvili, Oleg Valerianovich; basketball; Basov, Vladimir Pavlovich; Batalov, Aleksei Vladimirovich; beef Stroganoff; Belarus; Beliutin, Elii Mikhailovich; bells; Beloe solntse pustyni (White Sun of the Desert); Belov, Vasilii Ivanovich; Belza, Igor Fedorovich; Berezovskii, Boris Abramovich; Berggolts, Olga; Bernes, Mark Naumovich; berries (iagody); Bichevskaia, Zhanna Vladimirovna; Bitov, Andrei Georgievich; Black Earth region (Chernozemnaia zona); black market (fartsovshchik); blat; bliny; blizhnee zarubezhe (near abroad); Bodrov, Sergei Sergeevich; Bodrov, Sergei Vladimirovich; Bogatyr, Svetlana Zakharovna; Bogatyrev, Iurii Georgievich; Boiarskii, Mikhail Sergeevich; Bolshoi Theatre; Bondarchuk, Sergei Fedorovich; Borisov, Oleg Ivanovich; Borisova, Iuliia Konstantinovna; bread; Brenner, Aleksandr Davidovich; Brezhnev, Leonid Ilich; broadcasts, foreign; Brodskii, Iosif Aleksandrovich; Bronevoi, Leonid Sergeevich; Brumel, Valerii Nikolaevich; Bruskin, Grisha; Buddhism; Bulatov, Erik Vladimirovich; Bulgakova, Olga Vasilevna; Bulldozer Exhibit (buldozernaia vystavka); Buratino; Burda; Bure, Pavel Vladimirovich; bureaucracy; Buriatia; Burliaev, Nikolai Petrovich; Bykov, Rolan Anatolevich; Bykov, Vasilii Vladimirovich; byt (everyday life); calendars, old and new; cameramen; cars, Soviet and post-Soviet; cathedral (sobor); Cathedral of Christ the Savior (Khram Khrista Spasitelia); Caucasian; Caucasian cuisine; Caucasus; caviar; cemeteries; censorship; Central Asia; Central House of Journalists (Dom Zhurnalistov, DomZhur); Central House of Writers (TsDL); Chagall, Mark; chastushka; cheating (shpargalka); Cheburashka; chebureki; Chechnia; chelnok; Chernobyl; Chernomyrdin, Viktor Stepanovich; chernukha; chess; choral music; choreographers, Soviet; Christmas, Orthodox; Chto? Gde? Kogda? (What? Where? When?); Chubais, Anatolii Borisovich; Chukchi; Chukhrai, Grigorii Naumovich; Chukhrai, Pavel Grigorevich; Chukovskaia, Lidiia Korneevna; church architecture, Russian Orthodox; church hierarchy; church music (tserkovnaia muzyka); Churikova, Inna Mikhailovna; circus; CIS (SNG); classical music, post-Soviet; classical music, Soviet; classical musicians/performers, post-Soviet; closed city; club (kruzhok); coats; Cold War (Kholodnaia voina); collective farms; comedians; communal apartment (kommunalka); Communist ideology; Communist Party; Communist Youth League (Komsomol); complaints book (kniga zhalob); Conceptualism (art); Conceptualism, literary; constitutions; corporate governance; corrective labor institutions (ispravitelno-trudovye uchrezhdeniia); Cossacks; costume design, theatre; Coup, August 1991; crime; Crimea; cult of personality (kult lichnosti); dacha; Dagestan; dairy products; Dal, Oleg Ivanovich; dance; Daneliia, Georgii Nikolaevich; Daniel, Iulii Markovich; day care, Soviet and post-Soviet; DDT; death; defense industry; Demidova, Alla Sergeevna; democratic reform movement (demokraty); denim; Denisov, Edison Vasilevich; Desiatnikov, Leonid Arkadievich; desserts; detective fiction (detektiv); developed socialism; dictionaries; Dinamo; dining, Russian; dining, Soviet; dissident; Dodin, Lev Abramovich; Dolina, Larisa Aleksandrovna; Dolukhanova, Zara Aleksandrovna; Domostroi; Dontsova, Daria; Doronina, Tatiana Vasilevna; Dovlatov, Sergei Donatovich; drama, post-Soviet; drama, Soviet; drinks, alcoholic; drinks, non-alcoholic; dublenka; Dudintsev, Vladimir Dmitrievich; Duma; Dumbadze, Nodar Vladimirovich; Dunaevskii, Maksim Isaakovich; Durov Animal Theatre; Durov, Lev Konstantinovich; Dvorzhetskii, Vladislav Vatslavovich; Dykhovichnyi, Ivan Vladimirovich; Dzhigarkhanian, Armen Borisovich; East Bloc countries; Easter, Orthodox; economic system, post-Soviet; economic system, Soviet; educational channels; educational stipends, Soviet/post-Soviet (stipendiia); educational system, post-Soviet; educational system, Soviet; Efremov, Oleg Nikolaevich; Efros, Anatolii Vasilievich; Eifman, Boris Iakovlevich; Ekaterinburg; Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow); Elagina, Elena Vladimirovna; emigration (emigratsiia); employment record (trudovaia knizhka); Encyclopedia, Soviet; environment; Eralash; Erenburg, Ilia Grigorievich; Ernst, Konstantin Lvovich; Erofeev, Venedikt Vasilievich; Erofeev, Viktor Vladimirovich; Estonia; ethnic minorities (malye narody); Etush, Vladimir Abramovich; Evenki; Evstigneev, Evgenii Aleksandrovich; Evtushenko, Evgenii Aleksandrovich; Ezhov, Valentin Ivanovich; Fabergé; families; fan (bolelshchik); Far East (Dalnyi vostok); Far North (Krainii sever); fashion industry, post-Soviet; fashion industry, Soviet; fashion magazines; fast food; Federal Security Service (FSS/FSB); Fedoseev, Vladimir Ivanovich; felt boots (valenki); feminism; figure skating; Figurina, Elena Nikolaevna; film directors, 1950s and 1960s; film studios; film, animation; film, auteur; film, children’s; film, comedy; film, documentary; film, educational (nauchno-populiarnoe kino); film, festivals and prizes; film, Georgian; film, literary adaptation (ekranizatsiia); film, post-Soviet; film, Soviet – Stagnation period; film, Soviet – Stalin era; film, Soviet – Thaw period; film, television; film, World War II; Finno-Ugric; Firsova, Elena Olegovna; fish dishes; Fitil; fitness (fizicheskaia kultura); fitness test (GTO); five-year plan (piatiletka); fiziki-liriki (scientist-poets); Fokin, Valerii Vladimirovich; folk art; folk costume; folk dance; folk music; folk mythology; folk song; folktales; Fomenko, Petr Naumovich; footwear; Freindlikh, Alisa Brunovna; Gabriadze, Rezo; Gabrilovich, Evgenii Iosifovich; Gachev, Georgii Dmitrievich; Gaft, Valentin Iosifovich; Gagarin, Iurii Alekseyevich; Gaidai, Leonid Iovich; Gaidar, Arkadii Petrovich; Gaidar, Egor Timurovich; Galich, Aleksandr Arkadevich; games; Gamzatov, Rasul Gazmatovich; Gandlevskii, Sergei Markovich; garderob; Garin, Erast Pavlovich; Genis, Aleksander Aleksandrovich; Georgia; Gerasimov, Sergei Appolinarevich; Gerdt, Zinovii Efimovich; Gergiev, Valerii Abissalovich; German, Aleksei Iurevich; Ghiaurov, Nicolai; Giatsintova, Sofia Vladimirovna; Gilels, Emil Grigorevich; Ginkas, Kama; Ginzburg, Evgeniia Semenovna; Ginzburg, Lidiia Iakovlevna; Glavlit; Glazunov, Ilia Sergeevich; Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture; Gluzskii, Mikhail Andreevich; Goblin; Godunov, Aleksandr Borisovich; Gogoberidze, Lana Levanovna; Golden Ring (Zolotoe koltso); Goldovskaia, Marina Evseevna; Goluboi ogonek (Blue Fire); Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich; Gorbacheva, Raisa Maksimovna; Gorkii Park (Park Kultury i otdykha imeni Gorkogo); Goskino; GOSPLAN (Gosudarstvennyi planovyi komitet [State Planning Committee]); Govorukhin, Stanislav Sergeevich; Gradskii, Aleksandr Borisovich; Granin, Daniil Aleksandrovich; Grebenshchikov, Boris Borisovich; Grekova, I.; Gremina, Elena Anatolevna; Gribov, Aleksei Nikolaevich; Grigorovich, Iurii Nikolaevich; Grishkovets, Evgenii Valerevich; Grossman, Vasilii Semenovich; Gubaidulina, Sofiia Asgatovna; Gubenko, Nikolai Nikolaevich; GULag; GUM; Gundareva, Natalia Georgievna; Gurchenko, Liudmila Markovna; Gusinskii, Vladimir Aleksandrovich; Gutman, Natalia Grigorevna; gymnastics; Gypsy music (tsyganskaia muzyka); Gypsy/Roma; Hall of Columns (Kolonnyi zal Doma soiuzov); hammer and sickle; hazing (dedovshchina); headgear; health; Helsinki Group; Hermitage; hero-cities; historical novel; hockey; holidays, post-Soviet; holidays, Russian Orthodox; holidays, Soviet; holy fool (iurodivyi, iurodivaia); Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery (Troitse-Sergieva Lavra); homelessness; homosexuality; honourary titles; hotels; House of Recordings (Dom zvukozapisi); housing, Soviet and post-Soviet; human rights organizations; humour and satire, literary; humour and satire, Soviet; Iabloko (Apple); Iakobson (Jakobson), Roman Osipovich; Iakobson, Leonid Veniaminovich; Iakovlev, Egor Vladimirovich; Iakovlev, Iurii Vasilevich; Iakovleva, Elena Alekseevna; Iakutia (Sakha); Iankilevskii, Vladimir Borisovich; Iankovskii, Oleg Ivanovich; Ianshin, Mikhail Mikhailovich; iashchik; Iashin, Lev; Iavlinskii, Grigorii Alekseevich; Ibragimbekov, Rustam; icon (ikona); ideological education, Soviet; Idushchie vmeste (Marching Together); Ilenko, Iurii Gerasimovich; Ilinskii, Igor Vladimirovich; Infante, Francisco; informal organizations (neformaly); intelligentsia; Interdevochka; internationalism; Internet, Russian; Ioseliani, Otar; iron curtain (zheleznyi zanaves); Iskander, Fazil Abdulovich; Islam; ITAR-TASS; Iudashkin, Valentin; Iurskii, Sergei Iurevich; Iusov, Vadim Ivanovich; Ivan Kupala; Ivanov-Vano, Ivan Petrovich; Ivashov, Vladimir Sergeevich; izba; Izmailovo exhibit; jazz (dzhaz); Jews; joke (anekdot); journalism; journalists, post-Soviet; Judaism; "Kabachok ""13 stulev"" (The Thirteen Chairs Café)"; Kabakov, Ilia Iosifovich; Kadochnikov, Pavel Petrovich; Kafelnikov, Evgenii Aleksandrovich; Kaidanovskii, Aleksandr Leonidovich; Kalatozov, Mikhail; Kaliagin, Aleksandr Alexandrovich; Kalmykia (Kalmyk); Kamchatka; Kancheli, Giya; Kaplan, Anatolii Lvovich; kapustnik; Karachentsev, Nikolai Petrovich; Karelia; Karelin, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich; Karmen, Roman Lazarevich; kasha; Kasparov, Garri Kimovich; Katiusha; Kazakh film; Kazakhstan; Kazakov, Iurii Pavlovich; Kenzheev, Bakhyt; Khachaturian, Aram Ilich; Khakamada, Irina Mutsuovna; Khamatova, Chulpan Nailevna; kharakteristika (reference); Kharlamov, Valerii Borisovich; Khazanov, Gennadii Viktorovich; Kheifits, Iosif Efimovich; Khitruk, Fedor Savelevich; Khodorkovskii, Mikhail Borisovich; kholodets; Kholopov, Iurii Nikolayevich; Khotinenko, Vladimir Ivanovich; Khrennikov, Tikhon Nikolaevich; Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich; Khrzhanovskii, Andreii Iurievich; Khutsiev, Marlen; Khvorostovskii, Dmitrii Aleksandrovich; Kibirov, Timur Iurevich; Kiev; Kim, Iulii Chersanovich; kinetic art; Kino; Kio, Igor Emilevich; Kirkorov, Fillip Bedrosovich; Kiselev, Evgenii; Kissin, Evgenii Igorevich; Klimov, Elem Germanovich; kliukva; Klub kinoputeshestvennikov (The Film-Travelers’ Club); Kobzon, Iosif Davydovich; Koliada; Koliada, Nikolai Vladimirovich; Kolyma; Komar and Melamid; Kommersant; Konchalovskii (Mikhalkov-Konchalovskii), Andrei Sergeevich; Kondrashin, Kirill Petrovich; Kondratev, Pavel Mikhailovich; Konenkov, Sergei Timofeevich; kopeika; Kopelian, Efim Zakharovich; Kopystiansky, Svetlana Grigorevna; Koriak; Korolenko, Psoi; Korolev, Sergei Pavlovich; Korotich, Vitalii Alekseevich; Korzhavin, Naum Moiseevich; Kosolapov, Aleksandr Semenovich; Kotenochkin, Viacheslav Mikhailovich; kotlety; Kozakov, Mikhail Mikhailovich; Kozin, Vadim Alekseevich; Kozintsev, Grigorii Mikhailovich; Kozlov, Aleksei Semenovich; Kozlovskii, Ivan Semenovich; Kremer, Gidon Markusovich; Kremlevskii paek (zakaz); kremlin (kreml); Kremlin (Moscow); Kriuchkov, Nikolai Afanasevich; Krokodil; Kropivnitskaia, Valentina Evgenevna; Kropivnitskii, Lev Evgenevich; krysha; KSP (Klub samodeiatelnoi pesni, amateur song club); Ktorov, Anatolii Petrovich; Kublanovskii, Iurii Mikhailovich; Kukryniksy; kulich; Kulidzhanov, Lev Aleksandrovich; Kulik, Oleg Borisovich; Kultura channel; Kunstkamera; Kuravlev, Leonid Viachevlavovich; Kurekhin, Sergei Anatolevich; Kurnikova, Anna Sergeevna; Kurochkin, Maksim Aleksandrovich; Kushner, Aleksandr Semenovich; Kuzbas; Kuzminskii, Konstantin Konstantinovich; kvas; KVN (Klub veselykh i nakhodchivykh); Kyrgyzstan (Kirgizia); Lake Ladoga; Lamaism (Buddhism); Lanovoi, Vasilii Semenovich; Latvia; Lavrov, Kirill Iurevich; Lavrovskii, Leonid Mikhailovich; Lebed, Aleksandr Ivanovich; Lebedev, Evgenii Alekseevich; Lebeshev, Pavel Timofeevich; legal system, post-Soviet; legal system, Soviet; Lemeshev, Sergei Iakovlevich; Lenin Mausoleum; Lenin, Vladimir Ilich; Leningrad; Lenkom Theatre; Lent (Velikii Post); Leonov, Evgenii Pavlovich; Leontev, Valerii Iakovlevich; Leshchenko, Lev Valerianovich; Leshchenko, Petr Konstantinovich; Lezgins; Lianozovo School; libraries; Liepa, Maris-Rudolf Eduardovich; Likhachev, Dmitrii Sergeevich; limitchik (limita); Limonov, Eduard Veniaminovich; Lioznova, Tatiana Mikhailovna; Listev, Vladislav; literary criticism; Literary Institute (named after A.M.Gorkii); literary museums; literary research institutions; literature, children’s; literature, classical; literature, émigré; literature, foreign, in translation; literature, perestroika; literature, post-Soviet; literature, Soviet; literature, Soviet Republics; literature, Stagnation; literature, Thaw; literature, underground; literature, women’s; literature, World War II; Literaturnaia gazeta (Literary Gazette); Lithuania; Litvinova, Renata Muratovna; Liube; Liubimov, Aleksei Borisovich; Liubimov, Iurii Pertovich; Liubshin, Stanislav Andreevich; Livnev, Sergei Davidovich; Losev, Aleksei Fedorovich; Losev, Lev Vladimirovich; Lotianu (Loteanu), Emil Vladimirovich; Lotman, Iurii Mikhailovich; Lungin (Lounguine), Pavel Semenovich; Luspekaev, Pavel Borisovich; Luzhkov, Iurii Mikhailovich; Magadan; Magomaev, Muslim Magometovich; Maiak; Maiakovskii Theatre; Makanin, Vladimir Semionovich; Makarevich, Andrei Vadimovich; Makarova, Tamara Fedorovna; Makovetskii, Sergei Vasilevich; Maksimov, Vladimir Emel’ianovich; Malaia Bronnaia Theatre (Teatr na Maloi Bronnoi); Malyi Theatre; Mamaev Kurgan; Mamardashvili, Merab Konstantinovich; Mamin, Iurii Borisovich; Mamleev, Iurii Vitalevich; Mamonov, Petr Nikolaevich; Mandelshtam, Nadezhda Iakovlevna; Manezh; Manezh exhibition of 1962; Mari; Mariinskii Theatre; Marinina, Aleksandra; market (rynok); Mashina vremeni (Time Machine); Mashkov, Vladimir Lvovich; Masiania; Maslenitsa; Master i Margarita (The Master and Margarita); Masterkova, Lidiia Alekseevna; mat; Matveeva, Bella Petrovna; Matveeva, Novella Nikolaevna; Mazurok, Iurii Antonovich; meat dishes; medical system; memoirs; Memorial; Men, Aleksandr Vladimirovich; Menshikov, Oleg Evgenevich; Menshov, Vladimir Valentinovich; Messerer, Asaf Mikhailovich; Mesto vstrechi izmenit nel zia (The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed); Metro, Moscow; Metropol; Miagkov, Andrei Vasilevich; migration, post-Soviet; Mikhalkov, Nikita Sergeevich; militia (police); Mindadze, Aleksandr Anatolievich; Minkin, Aleksandr Viktorovich; Mir; Mironov, Andrei Aleksandrovich; Mironov, Evgenii Vitalevich; Mironova, Mariia Andreevna; Mitki; Mitta, Aleksandr Naumovich; Mnatsakanova, Elizaveta Arkadevna; Moiseev, Igor Aleksandrovich; Moldova (Moldavia, Moldava); Molodaia Gvardiia (Young Guard); Molokhovets, Elena Ivanovna; monastic life (monastyrskaia zhizn); monetary reform; money; monuments, post-Soviet; monuments, Soviet; Mordiukova, Nonna Viktorovna; Mordva; Morits, Iunna Petrovna; Moscow; Moscow Actionism; Moscow Art Theatre (MKhAT); Moscow Conservatory; Moscow State Institute (University) of Foreign Relations (MGIMO); Moscow State University (Moskovskii gosudarstvennyi universitet imeni Lomonosova); Moscow Times; Moscow Virtuosi (Virtuozy Moskvy); Moskovskie novosti (Moscow News); Moskovskii komsomolets; Mossovet Theatre (Teatr imeni Mossoveta); mother-heroine (mat-geroinia); Motyl, Vladimir Iakovlevich; Mravinskii, Evgenii Aleksandrovich; Mukhina, Olga Stanislavovna; Muratova, Kira Georgievna; museums-estates; mushrooms; music in film; music in theatre; musicals, Russian/Soviet; Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich; Nagibin, Iurii Markovich; Nakhova, Irina Isaevna; name day celebration (imeniny); names and renaming, Soviet; names, personal; Namin, Stas; Nash sovremennik (Our Contemporary); national anthem, Soviet and Russian; national myths (narodnye mify); nationalism ("the national question"); natural resources; Nautilus Pompilius; Nazarenko, Tatiana; Neelova, Marina Mstislavovna; Neigauz, Genrikh Gustavovich; Neizvestnyi, Ernst Iosifovich; Nekrasov, Viktor Platonovich; Nekrasov, Vsevolod Nikolaevich; Nekrošius, Eimuntas; Nemtsov, Boris Efimovich; Nemukhin, Vladimir Nikolaevich; Nenets (Samoeds); neologisms; Nesterenko, Evgenii Evgenevich; Nesterova, Natalia Igorevna; Nevskii Avenue (Nevskii prospekt); Nevzorov, Aleksandr Glebovich; New Russians (Novye russkie); Nezavisimaia gazeta (Independent Gazette); Neznaika; Nikitins; Nikolaeva, Tatiana Petrovna; Nikonov, Pavel Mitrofanovich; Nikulin, Iurii Vladimirovich; Nizhnii Novgorod (Gorkii); Nobel Prize winners, literature; Nobel Prize winners, non-literary; nomenklatura; Nord-Ost (Northeast); Norilsk; Norshtein, Iurii Borisovich; Novgorod; Novikov, Timur Petrovich; Novosibirsk State University; Novyi mir; nozhki Busha; NTV; Nu pogodi! (Just You Wait!); Nureyev (Nureev), Rudolf Khametovich; Nusberg, Lev Valdemarovich; Obraztsov, Sergei Vladimirovich; Obraztsova, Elena Vasilevna; Octobrites (oktiabriata); Odessa; Ogonek; Oistrakh, David Fedorovich; Okhlopkov, Nikolai Pavlovich; Okudzhava, Bulat Shalvovich; Old Believers; Old Church Slavonic (Old Church Slavic); oligarkh; olive (olivier); Olympic Games 1980 (Olimpiada 1980); OMON; opera singers, Bolshoi Theatre; opera singers, Mariinskii Theatre; opera, post-Soviet; opera, Soviet; operetta; Optina pustyn; orchestras, Soviet and post-Soviet; Orlova, Liubov Petrovna; Orthodoxy abroad; Osmolovskii, Anatolii Feliksovich; Ossetia; Ostankino tower; Ovchinnikov, Viacheslav Aleksandrovich; Ovchinnikov, Vladimir Afanasevich; Pakhmutova, Aleksandra Nikolaevna; Pamiat; Panfilov, Gleb Anatolevich; pantomime; Papanov, Anatolii Dmitrievich; Paradzhanov, Sergei Iosifovich; parasitism (tunaiedstvo); Parfenov, Leonid Gennadievich; Pärt, Arvo; partiinost; passport; Pasternak, Boris Leonodivich; Paustovskii, Konstantin Georgievich; pedagogy, Soviet; Pelevin, Viktor Olegovich; pelmeni; Peltser, Tatiana Ivanovna; pensions; Peredelkino; perestroika and glasnost; periodicals, post-Soviet; periodicals, Soviet; Pesniary; Petrenko, Aleksei Vasilevich; Petrov, Aleksandr Dmitrievich; Petrov, Andrei Pavlovich; Petrov, Arkadii Ivanovich; Petrushevskaia, Liudmila Stefanovna; Petsukh, Viacheslav Alekseevich; Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg; philosophy, post-Soviet; philosophy, Soviet (Marxist-Leninist); photo-art (foto-art); photorealism/hyperrealism; piano performance, Russian/Soviet (Russkaia fortepiannaia shkola); Pichul, Vasilii Vladimirovich; Piekha, Edita Stanislavovna; Pikul, Valentin Savvich; Pioneer organization; pirog/pirozhki; Piskarev Cemetery; Pivovarov, Viktor Dmitrievich; Pletnev, Mikhail Vasilevich; Pliatt, Rostislav Ianovich; Plisetskaia, Maia Mikhailovna; Plotnikov, Valerii Fedorovich; Pluchek, Valentin Nikolaevich; Podmoskove; Podmoskovnye vechera (Moscow Nights); poetry, ironic; poetry, post-Soviet; poetry, Soviet; Poklonnaia gora; Pokrovskii, Dmitrii Viktorovich; political parties, post-Soviet; political structure, post-Soviet; political structure, Soviet; Poloka, Gennadii Ivanovich; Polunin, Viacheslav (Slava) Ivanovich; Pomore; Popov, Evgenii Anatolevich; Popov, Oleg Konstantinovich; popsa; popular culture, post-Soviet; popular culture, Soviet; popular music, post-Soviet; popular music, Soviet; poshlost; pososhok; postmodernism; Pozner, Vladimir Vladimirovich; Pravda; Prigov, Dmitrii Aleksandrovich; Primakov, Evgenii Maksimovich; Primorskii krai; prison system, Soviet and post-Soviet; prisons; private property; privatization; Prokhanov, Aleksandr Andreevich; Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeevich; propaganda, Soviet and post-Soviet; propiska (residence permit); Proshkin, Aleksandr Anatolievich; Protestantism; proverbs (poslovitsy); Provincial Russia; publication and republication, perestroika; publishing houses, Soviet and post-Soviet; Pugacheva, Alla Borisovna; puppet theatre (Teatr kukol); Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts; Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich; putevka; Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich; queue (ochered); Rabin, Oskar Iakovlevich; radio theatre; radio, post-Soviet; radio, Soviet; Radzinskii, Edvard Stanislavovich; Raikin, Arkadii Isaakovich; Raikin, Konstantin Arkadievich; railroads; Ranevskaia, Faina Grigorevna (Georgievna); Rasputin, Valentin Grigorievich; rassol; recording studios; Red Belt (Krasnyi poias); Red Book/Red List (krasnaia kniga); Red Square (Krasnaia ploshchad); refuseniks (otkazniki); Registration of Civil States (ZAGS); rehabilitation (reabilitatsiia); religion and spiritualism, non-traditional; research institutions; restaurants; rhetoric, Soviet; RIA Novosti; Riazanov, Eldar Aleksandrovich; Rikhter, Sviatoslav Teofilovich; rock music (rok-muzyka); rock opera (rok-opera); Rodina (Motherland); Rodnina, Irina Konstantinovna; Rogozhkin, Aleksandr Vladimirovich; romance (romans); Romanova, Elena Borisovna; Romm, Mikhail Ilich; Rossiiskaia gazeta; Rostropovich, Mstislav Leopoldovich; Rozenbaum, Aleksandr Iakovlevich; Rozhdestvenskii, Gennadii Nikolaevich; Rozov, Viktor Sergeevich; Rozovskii, Mark Grigorevich; Rubina, Dina Ilinichna; Rubinshtein, Lev Semenovich; ruble; Rukhin, Evgeni Lvovich; Ruslanova, Lidiia Andreevna; Ruslanova, Nina Ivanovna; Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (RATI, formerly GITIS); Russian Federation; Russian Museum (Russkii muzei); Russian National Library; Russian Orthodox churches; Russian Orthodoxy; Russian People’s Friendship University; Russian roulette (Russkaia ruletka); Russian soul (Russkaia dusha); Russian State Library (Rossiiskaia gosudarstvennaia biblioteka imeni Lenina); Russian State University for the Humanities (Rossiiskii Gosudarstvennyi Gumanitarnyi Universitet, RGGU); Russians; Russkoe radio (Russian Radio); Rybakov, Anatolii Naumovich; Rybnikov, Aleksei Lvovich; Rybnikov, Nikolai Nikolaevich; Saami (Lopars, Lapps); Sadur, Nina Nikolaevna; Sagalaev, Eduard Mikhailovich; Sakharov, Andrei Dmitrievich; salads; Salakhova, Aidan Tairovna; samizdat; Samoilova, Tatiana Evgenevna; samovar; sanatoria (sanatorii); Satire Theatre (Teatr satiry); Sats, Natalia Ilinichna; Satyricon Theatre; Savvina, Iia Sergeevna; science and technology; science fiction (nauchnaia fantastika); Scientific Communism (Nauchnyi kommunizm); scientific organizations (nauchnye obshchestva); scriptwriters; Sedakova, Olga Aleksandrovna; Selianov, Sergei Mikhailovich; Semenov, Iulian Semenovich; Semnadtsat mgnovenii vesny (Seventeen Moments of Spring); severe style (surovyi stil); sex and sexuality; shabashnik; Shabolovka; Shakhnazarov, Karen; Shalamov, Varlam Tikhonovich; shamanism; Shchedrin, Rodion Konstantinovich; Shchekochikhin, Iurii Petrovich; Shemiakin, Mikhail Mikhailovich; Shenderovich, Viktor Anatolevich; Shepitko, Larisa Efimovna; Sheverdnadze, Eduard Amvrosevich; Shilov, Aleksandr Maksovich; Shirvindt, Aleksandr Anatolievich; shliager; Shnittke, Alfred Garrievich; shock therapy; Sholokhov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich; Short Course; shortages (defitsit); Shostakovich, Dmitrii Dmitrievich; Shukshin, Vasilii Makarovich; Shulzhenko, Klavdiia Ivanovna; Shvarts, Elena Andreevna; Shveitser, Mikhail Abramovich; Siberia; Simonov, Konstantin Mikhailovich; Simonov, Ruben Nikolaevich; Siniavskii, Andrei Donatovich; Sitkovetskii, Aleksandr Vitalevich; Sitnikov, Aleksandr Grigorevich; sixties generation (shestidesiatniki); slang; Slavophiles; Slichenko, Nikolai Alekseevich; Slonimskii, Sergei Mikhailovich; Slutskii, Boris Abramovich; Smekhov, Veniamin Borisovich; smoking; Smoktunovskii, Innokentii Mikhailovich; Smolnyi; soap opera (mylnaia opera); Sobchak, Anatolii Aleksandrovich; soccer; social stratification, post-Soviet; social stratification, Soviet; Socialist Realism (Sotsrealism); Socialist Realism literary classics; Soiuzpechat; Sokolov, Sasha; Sokov, Leonid Petrovich; Sokurov, Aleksandr Nikolaevich; Solomin, Iurii Mefodievich; Solonitsyn, Anatolii Alekseevich; Soloukhin, Vladimir Alekseevich; Solovei, Elena Iakovleva; Solovev, Sergei Aleksandrovich; Solovki; Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isaevich; song, Soviet popular; Sorokin, Vladimir Georgievich; Soros Foundation; Sotkilava, Zurab Lavrentievich; Sots-Art; soups; Sovremennik Theatre; space program and exploration; Spartak; Spas nerukotvornyi; Spivakov, Vladimir Teodorovich; sport clubs and teams; sports education; sports, post-Soviet; sports, Soviet; spravka; St. Petersburg; St. Petersburg (Leningrad) State Conservatory; St. Petersburg State Academic Capella; St. Petersburg State Academy of Theatre Arts (SPGATI, formerly LGITMiK); St. Petersburg State University (Sankt-Peterburgskii gosudarstvennyi universitet, SPGU); Stagnation; Stakhanovism; Stalin, Iosif; Stalingrad; stand-up comedy; Stanislavskii Music Theatre; Starovoitova, Galina Vasilievna; State Attestation Commission; State symbols, post-Soviet; State symbols, Soviet; steppe; Sterligov, Vladimir Vasilevich; stiliagi; Stravinskii, Igor Fedorovich; Strizhenov, Oleg Aleksandrovich; structuralism; Strugatskii, Arkadii Natanovich and Boris Natanovich; Sturua, Robert; subbotnik; superstitions, Russian; Svetlanov, Evgenii Fedorovich; Sviridov, Georgii Vasilevich; tabaka (chicken); Tabakov, Oleg Pavlovich; Taganka Theatre; taiga; Tajikistan (Tadzhikistan); tamada; tamizdat; tapochki (slippers); Tarkovskii, Andrei Arsenevich; Tarkovskii, Arsenii Aleksnadrovich; Tarnopolskii, Vladimir Grigorevich; Tartu-Moscow School; Tatars; Tatianin den; Tatu; Tchaikovsky (Chaikovskii) Competition; tea glass holder (podstakannik); television channels; television serials; television, post-Soviet; television, Soviet; Temirkanov, Iurii Khatuevich; Tendriakov, Vladimir Fedorovich; Terekhova, Margarita Borisovna; Tereshkova (Nikolaeva-Tereshkova), Valentina Vladimirovna; Ter-Oganian, Avdei; territorial conflicts; terrorist acts; Tetris; Thaw; theatre, post-Soviet; theatre, Soviet; thick journals; Third Rome; Tikhonov, Viacheslav Vasilevich; Tishchenko, Boris Ivanovich; Todorovskii, Petr Efimovich; Todorovskii, Valerii Petrovich; Tokareva, Viktoriia Samoilovna; Tolstaia, Tatiana Nikitichna; Tolubeev, Iurii Vladimirovich; Torpedo; toska; tost (toast); Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre (BDT); Tovstonogov, Georgii Aleksandrovich; toys; track and field; traditions and customs; transportation system; transportation, inner city; Tretiak, Vladislav Aleksandrovich; Tretiakov Gallery (Tretiakovskaia galereia); Tretiakov, Vitalii Tovievich; Trifonov, Iurii Valentinovich; troika; Troitskii, Artemii Kivovich; trophy art (trofeinoe iskusstvo); Troshin, Vladimir Konstantinovich; Trus, Balbes, Byvalyi; tselina; Tselkov, Oleg Nikolaevich; Tsereteli, Zurab; Tsoi, Viktor Robertovich; TsSKA; Tsvetkov, Aleksei; tundra; Turkmenistan (Turkmenia); tushenka; Tvardovskii, Aleksandr Trifonovich; U.E.; Uchitel, Aleksei Efimovich; Ugarov, Mikhail Iurevich; Ukraine; Ulanova, Galina Sergeevna; Ulianov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich; Ulitskaia, Liudmila Evgenevna; underground economy; Union of Rightist Forces (Soiuz pravykh sil; SPS); Union of Theatre Workers; unions, creative, post-Soviet; unions, creative, Soviet; unions, professional; United Russia (Edinaia Rossiia); Urals; Urusevskii, Sergei Pavlovich; Uspenskii, Eduard Nikolaevich; USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Soviet Union); Ustvolskaia, Galina Ivanovna; Utesov, Leonid Osipovich; Uzbekistan; vacations, Soviet and post-Soviet; Vail, Petr Lvovich; Vakhtangov Theatre (Teatr Vakhtangova); Valdai; Vampilov, Aleksandr Valentinovich; varene; vareniki; Vasilenko, Svetlana Vladimirovna; Vasilev, Anatolii; Vasilev, Konstantin Alekseevich; Vasilev, Vladimir Viktorovich; vatnik; VDNKh/ VVTs; Vertinskaia, Anastasia Aleksandrovna; Vesnik, Evgenii Iakovlevich; Viktiuk, Roman Grigorevich; village prose; vinegret; violin performance, Russian/Soviet; visas and registration; Vishnevskaia, Galina Pavlovna; Vizbor, Iurii Iosifovich; Vladimov, Georgii Nikolaevich; Vlasov, Iurii Petrovich; vobla; vocal-instrumental ensemble (VIA); vocational education; vodka; Voinovich, Vladimir Nikolaevich; Volchek, Galina Borisovna; Volga region (Povolzhe); volunteerism; Voskresene (Resurrection); voucher; Voznesenskii, Andrei Andreevich; VTsIOM (Vserossiiskii tsentr informatsii i obshchestvennogo mneniia [Russian Center for Information and Public Opinion]); vysotka (high-rise); Vysotskii, Vladimir Semenovich; Vzgliad (Viewpoint); War, Afghan; War, Chechen; wedding ceremony; Westernizers; white nights; White Sea Canal (Belomorkanal); women; women journalists; work; Worker and Collective Farm Worker; World War II (Great Patriotic War); Yeltsin, Boris Nikolaevich; Young Spectator Theatre (Teatr iunogo zritelia, TIuZ); youth culture; youth literature; Zaitsev, Viacheslav (Slava) Mikhailovich; Zakharov, Mark Anatolievich; Zalakavicius, Vitautas; Zarkhi, Aleksandr Grigorevich; Zarnitsa; Zasurskii, Iasen Nikolaevich; Zavadskii, Iurii Aleksandrovich; Zeldin, Vladimir Mikhailovich; Zeldovich, Aleksandr Efimovich; zelenyi zmii; Zemfira; zephyr (zefir); Zharov, Mikhail Ivanovich; Zhdanov, Ivan Fedorovich; Zhilinskii, Dmitrii Dmitrievich; Zhirinovskii, Vladimir Volfovich; Zhvanetskii, Mikhail Mikhailovich; Zinovev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich; Ziuganov, Gennadii Andreevich; Znanie; Zolotukhin, Valerii Sergeevich; Zorin, Leonid Genrikhovich; Zverev, Anatolii Timofeevich; Zvezdochetov, Konstantin Viktorovich; Zvezdochetova, Larisa Iurievna; Zykina, Liudmila Georgievna

Name: Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Tatiana Smorodinskaya, Karen Evans-Romaine, Helena Goscilo. This encyclopedia examines Russian culture from 1953, Stalin's death, to the present day. Both ‘Russian’ and ‘Culture’ are defined broadly. Given the diversity of the Federation in its ethnic composition...
Categories: Cultural Studies, Russian & Slavic, Encyclopedias