Posts Tagged ‘Sergei Belyakov’

  1. “Local Russians are… hostile to Russia”


    August 8, 2016 by AK

    Sergei Belyakov reminding the reader of the more or less obvious: Minor Russians dominated in the Kherson governorate as well. In the second half of the 1870s they made up more than 70%, followed by Moldovans (17.9%) and Greater Russians (8.2%). Those were – in the Kherson governorate of the time – mostly Russian Old …
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  2. Sergei Belyakov on the settlement of Novorossiya


    August 7, 2016 by AK

    Sergei Belyakov, the historian and literary critic from Yekaterinburg, was the runner-up for the Russian Big Book Prize in 2013 with his biography, Gumilev, the Son of Gumilev. I have yet to read it, but the only mainstream review I have seen, by Anna Narinskaya of Kommersant, says the book veers into boredom because Belyakov is too dispassionate and …
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