Shirokaja Russkaja Natura – Transformations in Russian Nature

This book project deals with the interdisciplinary analysis of relationships between society and nature in Russia (sociology, history, art and literary analysis, political science). The analysis is focused on historical and cultural meanings and values given to nature, conceptions of nature, and the relation between human beings and nature in Russian culture. The project was initiated after the conference “Discovering the Concepts of Nature in Russia: Means for Understanding Russian Culture and Environmental Policies” in Helsinki in November 2003.

Supported by the Kikimora Publications (Helsinki).