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Emily Johnson Awarded the 2007 Antsiferov Prize by the Likhachev Fund

Emily Johnson, Harriman Institute Alumna and Associate Professor of Russian at the University of Oklahoma, was awarded the 2007 Antsiferov Prize for Best Contribution to the Study of St. Petersburg by a Foreign Author for her book "How St. Petersburg Learned to Study Itself: The Russian Idea of Kraevedenie," published in Studies of the Harriman Institute by Penn State University Press (2006). The Antsiferov Prize, named for the "kraeved" and historian of Petersburg, Nikolai Antsiferov (1889-1958), is awarded every two years by the Likhachev Fund (St. Petersburg).

Emily Johnson Is Awarded the South Central MLA Book Prize in Cultural Studies for her book HOW ST. PETERSBURG LEARNED TO STUDY ITSELF

Emily Johnson, a Harriman Certificate holder and Associate Professor of Russian at the University of Oklahoma, was awarded the South Central MLA Book Prize in Cultural Studies for her book, "How St. Petersburg Learned to Study Itself: The Russian Idea of Kraevedenie," published in Studies of the Harriman Institute by Penn State University Press (2006). 

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HI Alumna and SUNY-Albany Professor of History Nadia Kizenko discusses recent Russian Orthodox Church merger in Wall Street Journal

From the Wall Street Journal: 

"Last week, on the Christian feast of the Ascension, leaders of the émigré Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia agreed to re-establish "canonical communion" with the Russian Orthodox Moscow Patriarchate. Thousands stood in line to attend the celebration at Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. But this was clearly an event of more than religious significance. The attendees were a veritable who's who of Russian political life, including Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and President Vladimir Putin, the merger's architect."

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