Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East

Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East
A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich's "Sakhalin"

by Vlas Doroshevich

  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 0857288725
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘Russia’s Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich’s “Sakhalin”’ is the first English language translation of the Russian journalist Vlas Doroshevich’s 1903 account of his visit to tsarist Russia’s largest penal colony, Sakhalin, in the north Pacific. This translation introduces English-language readers to an important writer and original stylist who defined journalistic practice during the years leading up to the1917 Revolution, by way of a book which helps explain the causes for that revolution.

Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East

Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East
Bonanza Or Curse?.

by Michael Ellman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9781843318217
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive evaluation of the Russian oil and natural gas industry and its pivotal role in the volatile Russian economy.

Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East

Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East
Bonanza Or Curse?

by Michael Ellman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive evaluation of the Russian oil and natural gas industry and its pivotal role in the volatile Russian economy.

Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East

Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East
A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich's "Sakhalin"

by Vlas Doroshevich

  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9780857288721
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘Russia’s Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich’s “Sakhalin”’ is the first English language translation of the Russian journalist Vlas Doroshevich’s 1903 account of his visit to tsarist Russia’s largest penal colony, Sakhalin, in the north Pacific. This translation introduces English-language readers to an important writer and original stylist who defined journalistic practice during the years leading up to the1917 Revolution, by way of a book which helps explain the causes for that revolution.

Exile, Murder and Madness in Siberia, 1823-61

Exile, Murder and Madness in Siberia, 1823-61
A Book

by Andrew A. Gentes

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2010-09-29
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 0230297668
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Despite reports of exile proving disastrous to the region, 300,000 Russian subjects, from political dissidents to the elderly and mentally disabled, were deported to Siberia from 1823-61. Their stories of physical and psychological suffering, heroism and personal resurrection, are recounted in this compelling history of tsarist Siberian exile.

Beyond Siberia

Beyond Siberia
A Book

by Christina Dodwell

  • Publisher : Long Riders Guild Press
  • Release : 2006-01
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9781590481431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beyond the Tsar and the Soviet Union s notorious penal colony of Siberia lies Russia s own Far East, a vast territory stretching east to the Bering Strait and Alaska and south to the islands Russia disputes with Japan. It is a land of exiles and their outcast descendants, of scientists and would-be exploiters of its oil, gold and caviar. It is also home to various indigenous reindeer-herding peoples whose way of life was rapidly being extinguished under the steamroller of communist state education until perestroika acknowledged these ethnic peoples. Foreign travel became possible and Christina Dodwell was one of the first to explore Kamchatka, that exposed peninsular reaching a thousand kilometres south into the Pacific. She chose to travel during the last months of winter, learning to herd reindeer and drive both reindeer and dogs, skiing frozen rivers, meeting vulcanologists and geologists working in the geyser region of the south. She also tracked bears on a preserve usually forbidden to outsiders. In addition, Christina travelled with a dance troupe entertaining the scattered communities of reindeer herdsmen, while a man from the ministry on the same helicopter explained why there was no cash to pay them. Staying with these native peoples in their reindeer-skin tents gave Christina an opportunity to do what she does best: finding out about the minutiae of their daily life, listening to their stories and legends and discovering a world still ruled by an animist religion the state has never managed to suppress.

Criminal Subculture in the Gulag

Criminal Subculture in the Gulag
Prisoner Society in the Stalinist Labour Camps

by Mark Vincent

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-05-14
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1350142735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Despite growing academic interest in the Gulag, our knowledge of the camps as a lived experience remains relatively incomplete. Criminal Subculture in the Gulag, in its sophisticated analysis of crime, punishment and everyday life in Soviet labour camps, rectifies this. From Gulag journals and song collections to tattoo drawings and dictionaries of slang, Mark Vincent draws on often-overlooked archival material from the Moscow Criminological Bureau to reconstruct a fuller picture of Gulag daily life and society. In thematic chapters, Vincent maps the Gulag 'penal arc' of prisoners across initiation tests, means of communication, the importance of card playing, punishment rituals and the notorious 1948-52 cyka ('bitches') internal prison war between military veterans and vory-v-zakone. Most importantly, this timely examination of crime and punishment in modern Russia also highlights the lines of continuity between the Gulag systems, late Imperial Katorga,and today's Russian mafia. As such, this impressively interdisciplinary volume is important reading for all scholars of 20th-century Russia as well as those interested in international criminality and penology.

Russia's Oil and Natural Gas

Russia's Oil and Natural Gas
A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich's "Sakhalin."

by Andrew Gentes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich's "Sakhalin"' is the first English language translation of the Russian journalist Vlas Doroshevich's 1903 account of his visit to tsarist Russia's largest penal colony, Sakhalin, in the north Pacific.

Russia's Sakhalin Penal Colony, 1849–1917

Russia's Sakhalin Penal Colony, 1849–1917
Imperialism and Exile

by Andrew A. Gentes

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-07-29
  • Pages : 606
  • ISBN : 1000378594
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a comprehensive history of the genesis, existence, and demise of Imperial Russia’s largest penal colony, made famous by Chekhov in a book written following his visit there in 1890. Based on extensive original research in archival documents, published reports, and memoirs, the book is also a social history of the late imperial bureaucracy and of the subaltern society of criminals and exiles; an examination of the tsarist state’s failed efforts at reform; an exploration of Russian imperialism in East Asia and Russia’s acquisition of Sakhalin Island in the face of competition from Japan; and an anthropological and literary study of the Sakhalin landscape and its associated values and ideologies. The Sakhalin penal colony became one of the largest penal colonies in history. The book’s conclusion prompts important questions about contemporary prisons and their relationship to state and society.

A Prison Without Walls?

A Prison Without Walls?
Eastern Siberian Exile in the Last Years of Tsarism

by Sarah Badcock

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-09-22
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0191057657
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Prison Without Walls? presents a snapshot of daily life for exiles and their dependents in eastern Siberia during the very last years of the Tsarist regime, from the 1905 revolution to the collapse of the Tsarist regime in 1917. This was an extraordinary period in Siberia's history as a place of punishment. There was an unprecedented rise of Siberia's penal use in this fifteen-year window, and a dramatic increase in the number of exiles punished for political offences. This work focuses on the region of Eastern Siberia, taking the regions of Irkutsk and Yakutsk in north-eastern Siberia as its focal points. Siberian exile was the antithesis of Foucault's modern prison. The State did not observe, monitor, and control its exiles closely; often not even knowing where the exiles were. Exiles were free to govern their daily lives; free of fences and free from close observation and supervision, but despite these freedoms, Siberian exile represented one of Russia's most feared punishments. In this volume, Sarah Badcock seeks to humanise the individuals who made up the mass of exiles, and the men, women, and children who followed them voluntarily into exile. A Prison Without Walls? is structured in a broad narrative arc that moves from travel to exile, life and communities in exile, work and escape, and finally illness in exile. The book gives a personal, human, empathetic insight into what exilic experience entailed, and allows us to comprehend why eastern Siberia was regarded as a terrible punishment, despite its apparent freedoms.

The Lost Pianos of Siberia

The Lost Pianos of Siberia
A Sunday Times Book of 2020

by Sophy Roberts

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2020-02-06
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1473543495
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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* Shortlisted for the 2021 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year prize * A critically-acclaimed Sunday Times, Spectator and Independent Book of 2020 * Now with colour photography by Michael Turek 'Richly absorbing... An impressive exploration of Siberia's terrifying past.' Guardian 'Evocative and wonderfully original.' Colin Thubron __________ Siberia's expansive history is traditionally one of exiles, bitter cold and suffering. Yet there is another tale to tell. Dotted throughout this remote and beautiful landscape are pianos created during the boom years of the nineteenth century. They tell the story of how, ever since entering Russian culture under the influence of Catherine the Great, piano music has run through the country like blood. How these pianos made the journey into this snow-bound wilderness in the first place is remarkable. That they might be capable of making music in such a hostile landscape feels like a miracle. The Lost Pianos of Siberia is an absorbing story about a piano hunt - a quixotic quest through two centuries of Russian history and eight time zones stretching across an eleventh of the world's land surface. It reveals not only an unexpected musical legacy, but profound and brave humanity in the last place on earth you might expect to find it. __________ What readers are saying about The Lost Pianos of Siberia: ***** 'You know a book's good when, on finishing it, you just want to start again.' ***** 'Beautifully written, full of compelling anecdotes celebrating Siberia's extraordinary history.' ***** 'The most unusual and intelligent way to tell a travel story.'

Transnational Penal Cultures

Transnational Penal Cultures
New perspectives on discipline, punishment and desistance

by Vivien Miller,James Campbell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-11-13
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1317807200
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focusing on three key stages of the criminal justice process, discipline, punishment and desistance, and incorporating case studies from Asia, the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia, the thirteen chapters in this collection are based on exciting new research that explores the evolution and adaptation of criminal justice and penal systems, largely from the early nineteenth century to the present. They range across the disciplinary boundaries of History, Criminology, Law and Penology. Journeying into and unlocking different national and international penal archives, and drawing on diverse analytical approaches, the chapters forge new connections between historical and contemporary issues in crime, prisons, policing and penal cultures, and challenge traditional Western democratic historiographies of crime and punishment and categorisations of offenders, police and ex-offenders. The individual chapters provide new perspectives on race, gender, class, urban space, surveillance, policing, prisonisation and defiance, and will be essential reading for academics and students engaged in the study of criminal justice, law, police, transportation, slavery, offenders and desistance from crime.

Oceanic Histories

Oceanic Histories
A Book

by David Armitage,Alison Bashford,Sujit Sivasundaram

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2017-12-07
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 1108423183
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oceanic Histories is the first comprehensive account of world history focused not on the land but viewed through the 70% of the Earth's surface covered by water. Leading historians trace the history of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans and seas, from the Arctic and the Baltic to the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan/Korea's East Sea, over the longue dure. Individual chapters trace the histories and the historiographies of the various oceanic regions, with special attention given to the histories of circulation and particularity, the links between human and non-human history and the connections and comparisons between parts of the World Ocean. Showcasing oceanic history as a field with a long past and a vibrant future, these authoritative surveys, original arguments and guides to research make this volume an indispensable resource for students and scholars alike.

The Vory

The Vory
Russia's Super Mafia

by Mark Galeotti

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2018-01-01
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 0300186827
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first English-language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia's much-feared crime class: the vory v zakone Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the changes brought on by Stalinism, the Cold War, the Afghan War, and the end of the Soviet experiment. The vory--as the Russian mafia is also known--was born early in the twentieth century, largely in the Gulags and criminal camps, where they developed their unique culture. Identified by their signature tattoos, members abided by the thieves' code, a strict system that forbade all paid employment and cooperation with law enforcement and the state. Based on two decades of on-the-ground research, Galeotti's captivating study details the vory's journey to power from their early days to their adaptation to modern-day Russia's free-wheeling oligarchy and global opportunities beyond.

Convicts

Convicts
A Global History

by Clare Anderson

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2022-01-31
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1108840728
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new global history perspective on the relationship between convict mobility and governance, nation building, imperial expansion, and knowledge formation.

A Global History of Convicts and Penal Colonies

A Global History of Convicts and Penal Colonies
A Book

by Clare Anderson

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-05-17
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 135000068X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by the University of Leicester. Between 1415, when the Portuguese first used convicts for colonization purposes in the North African enclave of Ceuta, to the 1960s and the dissolution of Stalin's gulags, global powers including the Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, British, Russians, Chinese and Japanese transported millions of convicts to forts, penal settlements and penal colonies all over the world. A Global History of Convicts and Penal Colonies builds on specific regional archives and literatures to write the first global history of penal transportation. The essays explore the idea of penal transportation as an engine of global change, in which political repression and forced labour combined to produce long-term impacts on economy, society and identity. They investigate the varied and interconnected routes convicts took to penal sites across the world, and the relationship of these convict flows to other forms of punishment, unfree labour, military service and indigenous incarceration. They also explore the lived worlds of convicts, including work, culture, religion and intimacy, and convict experience and agency.

Four Plays and Three Jokes

Four Plays and Three Jokes
A Book

by Anton Chekhov

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release : 2009-09-15
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1603842152
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume offers lively and accurate translations of Chekhov's major plays and one-acts (complete contents listed below) along with a superb Introduction focused on the plays' remarkably enduring power to elicit the most widely divergent of responses, the life of the playwright in its historical and aesthetic contexts, suggestions for reading the plays under a microscope, and notes designed to bring Chekhov's world into immediate focus--everything needed to examine his drama with fresh eyes and on its own artistic terms.

The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard
A Book

by Anton Chekhov

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release : 2010-09-15
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 1603844457
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawn from Sharon Marie Carnicke's volume of Chekhov, Four Plays and Three Jokes (Hackett), this edition of The Cherry Orchard features Carnicke's groundbreaking translation of a play that has been called Chekhov's ultimate theatrical coup d'etat.* * Donald Rayfield, The Cherry Orchard: Catastrophe and Comedy

Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914

Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914
A Book

by Carl Cavanagh Hodge

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 874
  • ISBN : 0313043418
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This encyclopedia traces the spread of European political and economic dominance throughout the world in the century between the Napoleonic Wars and World War I.

Deluge

Deluge
The Mass Deportation of Poles to Siberia, 1863-1880

by Andrew a Gentes Ph D

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-10-17
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781539569763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1863 Poles living under Russian domination staged the so called January Uprising. In a desperate bid to assert national sovereignty, insurrectionists attacked Russian troops throughout the Kingdom of Poland. The fighting soon spread to the empire's Western Provinces, where ethnic Poles were predominant. During the suppression of the insurrection and in the decades that followed, the Russian government deported as many as 40,000 Poles to locations throughout the empire. Half of these deportees were sent to Siberia, where they were assigned either to penal labor or to rural settlements. "Deluge: The Mass Deportation of Poles to Siberia, 1863-1880" is the first book-length study of this mass deportation of Poles. It is written by an Ivy League educated Ph.D. in Russian history and is based largely on documents found in Siberian archives. The text totals 90,000 words, and includes footnotes and a bibliography. The Table of Contents is as follows: Foreword A Note on Terminology and Usage Acknowledgements Glossary Introduction Chapter One-Siberian Exile, 1590-1863 Chapter Two-The 1863 January Uprising Chapter Three-Suppression, Deportation, and Debate Chapter Four-The Insurrectionists Arrive in Siberia Chapter Five-Forced Settlers Chapter Six-Katorga Chapter Seven-Resistance and the Baikal Circle Road Revolt Chapter Eight-Amnesties, Repatriations, and Other Fates Conclusion Bibliography This book will prove informative to both professional scholars and lovers of history.