Academic Studies Press has just released the second volume of Professor Richard Wortman's collected essays: "Visual Texts, Ceremonial Texts, Texts of Exploration: Collected Articles on the Representation of Russian Monarchy." This volume continues the work begun in "Russian Monarchy: Representation and Rule," examining the texts that, through various media, revealed the myths and scenarios conveying the goals and ideals the monarchy sought to elevate before the elite of the empire and, later, the public at large.
Maria Snegovaya, a doctoral candidate in Columbia's department of political science, analyzes Putin's philosophical leanings, and argues that "his reality is a very different reality" from the one in which Western political analysts live. Read her analysis in The Washington Post's political science blog, The Monkey Cage.
Holly Myers, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Slavic Languages, has been chosen to be a Teagle Teaching Fellow for this academic year.
Holly Decker, MARS graduate, awarded the 2013 Director's Prize for Dedication and Service to the Harriman Institute
Saluting our 2013 Harriman MARS, Certificate, & Undergraduate Community Graduates!