About the Journal

Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research is an open-access international journal since 2023 published by the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at George Washington University in cooperation with the Centre for Independent Social Research (founder and in 2009–2023 official publisher of the journal). Laboratorium publishes materials in Russian and English.

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Call for paper for a special issue on "Sacral Spaces of Memory: Orthodox Art and Memorial Practices in Contemporary Russia"

Guest editors of the special issue:

Olga Rusinova and Tatiana Voronina

In the current academic literature, religious practices are approached either from the perspective of memory studies or as part of theological discourse. Authors who have studied modern religious ways of dealing with the past have written about forms of commemoration, church rituals, their meaning, and events that leave their mark on church calendars and memorial practices; or have considered the Russian Orthodox Church as an agent of memory.

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Current Issue

Vol. 16 No. 1 (2024)

Published: 05.06.2024

Lead editor: Elena Nikiforova


Body as Responsibility and Independence: Women’s Experience of Transition into Adulthood

Ekaterina Bemler
Abstract 154 | PDF (Русский) Downloads 166
Page 4-22

Emotional Modes of Autobiographical Memory: Heroes and Victims of Different Generations

Natalia Gramatchikova, Yulia Zevako
Abstract 162 | PDF (Русский) Downloads 161
Page 23-50

Review Articles


Curating Russian-Language Literary Projects in War Time

Vitaly Lekhtsier
Abstract 219 | PDF (Русский) Downloads 342
Page 100-117

Book Reviews


Abstract 76 | PDF Downloads 113 PDF (Русский) Downloads 59
Page 163-166
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