Recently Published: Soviet Nuclear Modernity. Transnational Dimensions, Decentering Dynamics and Enduring Legacies [=Cahiers du Monde Russe 2–3/60 (2019)]

Control Room at Rivne NPP (Unknown Artist)

Rivne NPP, view of the plant site from the IT department‘s office (unknown Artist)

The second topical issue edited by our project group has appeared in Cahiers du Monde russe, a leading, peer-reviewed French journal for Russian and Soviet studies. Entitled La modernité nucléaire soviétique. Dimensions transnationales, processus décentrés et héritages persistants/Soviet Nuclear Modernity. Transnational dimensions, decentering dynamics and enduring legacies, the issue comprises eleven articles in English, French and Russian by leading researchers in the field.

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Table of Contents

[Titles of articles below indicate the language in which they are written.]

Stefan Guth, Klaus Gestwa, Tanja Penter, Julia Richers, Soviet Nuclear Technoscience: Topography of the Field and New Avenues of Research [full text]

Idem, La technoscience nucléaire soviétique: topographie du champ et nouvelles recherches“ [texte intégral]

Beyond Moscow: Decentering Soviet Nuclear History

Stefan Guth, Breeding Progress Or ‘To the Pioneers of the Remote Future Fly Our 20st-Century Dreams!’

Andrei Stsiapanau, Les trajectoires technopolitiques de Tchernobyl en Biélorussie

Anna Veronika Wendland, Nuclearizing Ukraine – Ukrainizing the Atom. Soviet Nuclear Technopolitics, Crisis, and Resilience at the Imperial Periphery

Across the Bloc Divide: Transsystemic Entanglements and the Global Imperative

Roman Khandozhko, Quantum Tunnelling through the Iron Curtain: The Soviet Nuclear City of Dubna as a Cold War Crossing Point

Fabian Lüscher, Romashka and the Power of Conversion. International Implications of Space Nuclear Power Projects in the Soviet Union  [Im Lektorat bei Heath via SG]

Carla Konta, Yugoslav Nuclear Diplomacy between the Soviet Union and the United States, 1950–1965

Mara Drogan, Atoms for Peace and the Third World: Questioning the Cold War Framework

Secrecy, Publicity and Framing Legacies: Social and Discursive Practices

Галина Орлова, Секретная лабораторная жизнь

Susanne Bauer, Beyond the Nuclear Epicenter: Health Risk and Secrecy at Semipalatinsk

Tatiana Kasperski, From Legacy to Heritage: The Changing Political and Symbolic Status of Military Nuclear Waste in Russia