"[D]emonstrates brilliantly how the Russian and Soviet empires were able to survive for so long ... This is a genuinely valuable and thought-provoking collection of essays and it deserves a wide readership." —European History Quarterly
"...well done and well structured. ...[P]rovides a well-elaborated explanatory model of the effects of foreign intervention on the articulation of gender violence and the struggle against gender violence, and the limitations of this struggle, in Russia." —Anna Temkina, Slavic Review
"By not focusing on the post-communist superstar, this book draws a
nuanced picture of the various women serving as members of parliament
in the post-communist era. ... As the women describe their routes to parliament
and their work there, they create an account of their experiences with
and in power that is comparable to those of women in the West." —Elisheva Zakheim, Feminist Review
Congratulations to Olga Shevchenko, who was awarded the Heldt Prize by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies for her book Crisis and the Everyday in Postsocialist Moscow. Shevchenko won in the category of "Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies." For more information on the Heldt Prize, visit the Association for Women in Slavic Studies' website.
The CESS Book Award and a monetary prize of $500 is presented to
the author of the research monograph
that represents the most important contribution to Central Eurasian studies,
or that holds the greatest potential for furthering scholarship on the Central
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