JRAS 5.2 is published!


The editors of the Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS) are excited to announce the publication of a new issue of the journal.  This marks the end of the fifth year (10 issues) of the journal.  Thanks to the editorial board, Lyubov Ginzburg, David Foglesong, Ivan Kurilla, Matt Miller, Norman Saul, and Victoria I. Zhuravleva for their dedication to the work of this journal.  We would also like to thank Marianne Reed and Eric Bader at the University of Kansas for their continued technical support.  Please note the cover art for this issue is by Benjamin Farrow. This issue, JRAS 5.2 November 2021, features three articles, four book reviews, and several field notes on current events in the field.


Andrew Jenks explores the complexities of the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and how the United States and the Soviet Union worked together to achieve this scientific achievement.  Milan Zafirovski examines the confluence and divergence of American capitalism and Soviet communism in the late Cold War period.  Norman Saul traces the life and times of Grigorii Machtet as he moved through Kansas in the late nineteenth century.  Four book reviews by Andy Bruno, Ivan Kurilla, Christy Monet, and William B. Whisenhunt examine some of the current works in the field.  The Field Notes section highlights some of the sessions on Russian-American topics during upcoming Association for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (ASEEES) Annual Conference in New Orleans in November, 2021, and virtually in December, 2021.


We are thrilled to be completing our fifth year (10 issues) where we have published more than thirty articles, about fifty books reviews, and dozens of entries in the Field Notes.  If you are interested in submitting an article, reviewing a book, reviewing manuscripts, or contributing in any other way, please feel free to contact us.




William Benton Whisenhunt

Lee A. Farrow

Co-Managing Editors

Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS)