New issue of Laboratorium №1 (2019)

We are glad to announce the new issue of Laboratorium №1 (2019)

Lead editor: Veronica Davidov












Table of Contents


“Unmapping” the Ural Playscapes: An Analysis of Playgrounds and Child Play under the Post-Soviet Urban Transition of Yekaterinburg, Russia (Aireen Grace Andal) p.5-30

“Black Swan” and Other Rules of Everyday Legality in Small Business: Comparative Analysis of “Ordinary” and Politically Connected Entrepreneurs in Russia (Maria Sakaeva) p. 31-56

The Ideal Organization of Care for Children Left without Parental Care: Russia’s Child Welfare Reform as a Battle over Resources and Recognition (Larisa Shpakovskaya, Meri Kulmala, Zhanna Chernova) p.57-81

Discursive Dosing of Radiation (Galina Orlova) p. 82-119

Love, Gender, Power: Russian Women Living with HIV (Anastasia Beliaeva) p.120-151



Search and Interfaces for Search (Ilya Utekhin) p.152-165

When “Okay, Google” Fails: How to Search for Counseling in the World of Humans and Technologies (Liliia Zemnukhova) p. 166-176


Book Reviews

Julia Sneeringer. A Social History of Early Rock’n’Roll in Germany: Hamburg from Burlesque to the Beatles, 1956–69. // Eleanor O’Leary. Youth and Popular Culture in 1950s Ireland. // William Jay Risch, ed. Youth and Rock in the Soviet Bloc: Youth Cultures (Dmitrii Kozlov) p. 177-181

Al’bert Baiburin. Sovetskii pasport: Istoriia, struktura, praktiki. Saint Petersburg: Izdatel’stvo Evropeiskogo Universiteta v Sankt-Peterburge, 2017 (Donald J. Raleigh) p.182-185

Nikolay Koposov. Memory Laws, Memory Wars: The Politics of the Past in Europe and Russia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018 (Mischa Gabowitsch) p. 186-190

Arkadi Zeltser. Unwelcome Memory: Holocaust Monuments in the Soviet Union. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2018 (Maria Vyatchina) p. 191-194

Judith Pallot and Elena Katz. Waiting at the Prison Gate: Women, Identity and the Russian Penal System. London: I. B. Tauris, 2017 (Anton Liutynskii) p.195-198

Lida Oukaderova. The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw: Space, Materiality, Movement. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017 (Jan Levchenko) p. 199-205

Alisa Prudnikova and Larisa Petrova, eds. Chto-to novoe i neobychnoe: Auditoriia sovremennogo iskusstva v krupnykh gorodakh Rossii. Yekaterinburg: Yekaterinburgskaia akademiia sovremennogo iskusstva, 2018 (Iuliia Papushina) p. 206-209

Anika Walke, Jan Musekamp, and Nicole Svobodny, eds. Migration and Mobility in the Modern Age: Refugees, Travelers, and Traffickers in Europe and Eurasia. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017 (Christian Koller) p. 211-212

Zuzanna Bogumił. Gulag Memories: The Rediscovery and Commemoration of Russia’s Repressive Past. New York: Berghahn Books, 2018 (Alexander Agadjanian) p. 213-216



p. 217-219