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Regular version of the site
The Soviet Forestry Industry in the 1950s and 1960s: A Project of Modernization and Technology Transfer from Finland

Kochetkova E. A.

Iss. 52: Economic and social history. Helsinki: University of Helsinki, 2017.

‘The magic on the sea shore’: The manor of Schloss Fall and the navigation in the Gulf of Finland in the nineteenth century

Kraikovski A.

International Journal of Maritime History. 2018. Vol. 30. No. 2. P. 349-354.

Book chapter
Water Management in Russian Monasteries, 16th-18th cc.

Kraikovski A., Dadykina M., Kalemeneva E. A.

In bk.: Gestione dell'acqua in Europa (XII-XVIII Secc.) / Water Management in Europe (12th-18th centuries). Vol. 49. Firenze: Firenze University Press, 2018. Ch. 15. P. 319-336.

Post-doctoral Fellowships

Since 2014 the HSE in St Petersburg Center for Historical Research has been participating in the HSE Post-doctoral Fellows Programme.

Dominic Martin

Research Fellow


Dominic Martin has joined HSE as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Historical Research in 2018 and holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University (UK). His PhD was based on more than a year's worth of ethnographic and archival research on Old Believers in Russia’s Far East. Dominic is now focused on two new research projects: firstly, on the current descendants of Old Believers, who lived in Manchukuo in the 1930s and 1940s; and, secondly, on the post-Soviet revival of Cossackdom.

Dominic A. Martin. Loyal to god: Old Believers, oaths and orders // History and Anthropology. 2017. Vol. 28. No. 4. P. 477-496.

Being a postdoc at HSE Center for Historical Research: Dominic A. Martin

Anton Kotenko

Senior Research Fellow


Anton Kotenko received his PhD in 2014 from Central European University in Budapest, where he defended his doctoral dissertation “The Ukrainian project in search of national space, 1861–1914.” In 2014 - 2017 Anton was a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre, and was working on turning the dissertation into a book. His academic interests include history of European modernity, nationalism and science in the nineteenth – first half of the twentieth centuries.

Kotenko A. Imagining Modern Ukraїnica // Ab imperio. 2015. No. 1. P. 519-526.

Matthias Battis

Junior Research Fellow


Matthias Battis was a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre in 2016 - 2017. He received his PhD in History from the University of Oxford in 2016 for a study on the Russian Orientalist and former colonial clerk Aleksandr Semenov (1873-1958). Previously, Matthias has studied Russian and Eastern European Studies at Oxford and History and Cultural Studies at the universities of Warsaw and Frankfurt (Oder). He is primarily a historian of the Soviet Union with a particular interest in Central Asia. His main languages of research are Russian, Polish, German and, to a lesser extent, Persian.

Battis M. The Aryan Myth and Tajikistan: From a Myth of Empire to one of National Identity // Ab imperio. 2016. No. 4. P. 155-183.

Gayle Lonergan

Junior Research Fellow


Gayle Lonergan earned her PhD at the University of Oxford in 2010 with a doctoral thesis dealing with the Russian Civil War: "The Paper Communists: the Party and Peasantry in the Russian Civil War (1918-1921)".

Lonergan G. Where Was the Conscience of the Revolution? The Military Opposition at the Eighth Party Congress (March 1919) // Slavic Review. Vol. 74. No. 4 (Winter 2015). P. 832-849.

Tanya Zaharchenko

Junior Research Fellow


Tanya Zaharchenko earned her PhD in Slavonic Studies in 2014 at the University of Cambridge with a thesis on collective post-soviet memory in the contemporary literature of Eastern Ukraine and the borderlands, specifically in the city of Kharkiv with its hybrid identity. Her Master thesis dealing with oppositional trends within the Russian rock music was defended in 2007 at the University of Oxford.