Published December 2003

A Self-Administered Poison: The System and Functions of Soviet Censorship
Arlen Blyum
Special Lecture Series 5

  • ‘The title of this marvellous little book relates both to Soviet propaganda and to the Soviet censorship system in general... This well-translated booklet will, I hope, stimulate more Western scholars to work in this fascinating field.’ — Martin Dewhirst, Slavonic and East European Review 84.2, 2006, 319-20 (full text online)

Published April 2008

The Relaunch of the Soviet Project, 1945-64
Edited by Juliane Fürst, Polly Jones and Susan Morrissey
Slavonic and East European Review 86.2


Published October 2008

Yiddish in the Cold War
Gennady Estraikh
Studies In Yiddish 7

  • ‘This meticulously researched book is the first comprehensive English-language study of Yiddish in the Communist world after the murder of Soviet Yiddish writers on 12 August 1952. Estraikh’s story more or less begins where everyone else’s ends. For this alone, Estraikh’s book is an important corrective to our understanding of Yiddish in general, and Soviet Yiddish culture in particular. Just because Stalin said he’d killed off Yiddish culture didn’t make it so... Full of amazing research.’ — David Shneer, East European Jewish Affairs 39.3, December 2009, 401–413
  • ‘Yiddish in the Cold War tells an important story in the history of twentieth-century Yiddish. The book's focus on the internal machinations of the editorial boards of Communist Yiddish periodicals, though, cuts short any broader observations about the Cold War per se... One hopes that Estraikh's new work will stimulate more research into Yiddish culture in the postwar Soviet Union.’ — Jeffrey Veidlinger, Russian Review 69.1, January 2009, 173-74
  • ‘A carefully researched monograph about a hitherto hidden corner of Yiddish culture during a period of contraction.’ — Zachary M. Baker, Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 28.4, Summer 2010, 190-92

Published April 2010

Personality and Place in Russian Culture
Edited by Simon Dixon
Slavonic and East European Review 88.1

  • ‘A most worthy homage to [Lindsey Hughes's] legacy and offers fascinating perspectives on Russian history and culture.’ — Andreas Schönle, Modern Language Review 106.2, 2011, 612-13 (full text online)
  • ‘This is a collection of stimulating essays on people and places relating to Russian culture, written by scholars who are at the top of their game. As such it is a fitting tribute to Lindsey's academic life.’ — Geoffrey Swain, European History Quarterly 43.1, 2013, 137-38

Published January 2013

Trust and Distrust in the USSR
Edited by Geoffrey Hosking
Slavonic and East European Review 91.1


Published January 2015

Conceptualizing and Utilizing the Natural Environment: Critical Reflections from Imperial and Soviet Russia
Edited by Jonathan Oldfield, Julia Lajus and Denis J. B. Shaw
Slavonic and East European Review 93.1