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RussianStudiesHu is an online peer-reviewed academic periodical on Historical Russistics. It is published in two volumes per year, additions being made to the online content continuously over the course of the given year. Besides being available on its website, issues of the periodical are freely accessible at Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem’s repository (edit.elte.hu), that of the Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL) (https://www.ceeol.com/) as well as in other major international databases. The publisher also makes the periodical’s material available in printed form.

Manuscripts are accepted in Hungarian, Russian and English on condition that the article has not been published elsewhere. RussianStudiesHu welcomes colleagues with an interest in any topic on Eastern Slavic, Russian, and Soviet History who submit a scientific paper that observes our rules of publication. These fields are understood in a broad sense (including their Hungarian and Eastern European aspects).

Our ‘Special Guest column’ provides space for representatives of Russian Studies in the widest possible meaning of the term, while ‘Opuscula Prima’ offers prize-winners in the nationwide competition ‘Thesis of the Year in Russian Studies’ an opportunity to publish. RussianStudiesHu does not prefer any ‘genre’, method or trend in history writing over another. However, historiography does stand at the centre of its founders’ scientific interest, research and publications. The core nature of this focus is demonstrated clearly by the articles on “Historiographies of Russia’s History (2000-2020)”, a project launched in 2021, which at present includes scholars from 17 countries, representing all five continents.

The russianstudies.hu webpage, which provides web coverage for RussianStudiesHu, was established in the autumn of 2019 by employees of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), by members of the legal successor to the Hungarian Institute for Russian Studies (founded in 1990) as well as by the ELTE Centre for Russian Studies. Academic and institutional support is provided by ELTE’s Institute of History.

The journal’s editors welcome everyone to the site, not only as readers but also as co-creators, providing an opportunity for colleagues specializing in Historical Russistics both at home and abroad to publish.

RussianStudiesHu has, from the very moment of its inception, exceeded the wildest dreams of its creators. As renowned scholars of international repute have joined our project, the journal has outgrown the limits not only of a workshop but also the scope of Hungarian Russistics, serving the cause of universal knowledge. As one author has put it: this “forum serves as a meeting place of various historiographies”; it is a bridge between Western and Eastern Russistics.

The creators of the russianstudies.hu research website, and its online periodical RussianStudiesHu hereby welcome its readers!

Gyula Szvák – Editor-in-Chief

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Member of Russian Academy of Sciences Veniamin Alekseev – Institute of History and Archaeology, Ural Вranch of the RAS (Ekaterinburg, Russia) • Professor Evgenii Anisimov – St. Petersburg Historical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) • Professor Emeritus Chester S. L. Dunning – Texas A&M University (College Station, USA) • Professor Márta Font – University of Pécs (Pécs, Hungary) • Paul Mellon Distinguished Professor Wendy Z. Goldman – Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA) • Corresponding Member of RAS Andrei Golovnev – Kunstkamera. Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) • Professor Claudio S. Ingerflom – National University of General San Martín (Buenos Aires, Argentina) • Professor Emeritus Tamás Krausz – Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) • Professor Andrei Medushevsky – National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) • Professor Emeritus Peter Pastor – Montclair State University (Montclair, USA) • Professor Dmitrii Redin – Institute of History and Archaeology, Ural Вranch of the RAS (Ekaterinburg, Russia) • Corresponding Member of RAS Lorina Repina – Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia) • Professor Endre Sashalmi – University of Pécs (Pécs, Hungary) • Professor Ludwig Steindorff – Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel (Kiel, Germany) • Professor Emeritus Léna Szilárd – University of Sassari (Sassari, Italy) • Professor Emeritus Gyula Szvák – Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) • Professor Igor Tyumentsev - Volgograd State University (Volgograd, Russia) • Professor Andrei Yurganov – Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow, Russia) • Professor Jianhua Zhang – Director of the Center for World History, Beijing Normal University (Beijing, China)