A Little Corner of Freedom


 collapse sectionIntroduction
 "Scientific Public Opinion" in the Light of This Study
 The Tightrope Walk of Scientific Public Opinion
 Instrumental Shame, Protective Coloration, and Civic Honor
 Scientific Activists versus Civic Activists
 The Students
 Stalinism as a System
 collapse sectionChapter One—  Environmental Activism and Social Identity
 Scientific Public Opinion as a Social Category
 The Tradition of the Studenchestvo
 National-Patriotic Nature Protection
 Middle-Level Officialdom
 Ordinary Soviet People
 collapse sectionChapter Two—  Archipelago of Freedom
 Vasilii Nikitich Makarov
 The Purge at Askania-Nova
 Olga Borisovna Lepeshinskaia's Investigation
 The Conservation Congress of 1938
 World War II
 The Achievements of the Zapovedniki
 collapse sectionChapter Three—  The Road to "Liquidation":  Conservation in the Postwar Years
 Saving the Zubr
 The VOOP Congress of 1947
 Leonid Leonov and the Green Plantings Society
 The Alma-Atinskii Zapovednik Problem
 collapse sectionChapter Four— Zapovedniki in Peril, 1948–1950
 The Stalin Plan for the Great Transformation of Nature
 1949–1950: A Darkening Sky
  Chapter Five—  Liquidation:  The Second Phase, 1950
 collapse sectionChapter Six—  The Deluge, 1951
 1951: Summer and Fall
 Death and Rebirth
 The Question of Causality
 collapse sectionChapter Seven—  In the Throes of Crisis:  VOOP in Stalin 's Last Years
 "On the Sidelines Where Important Tasks Are Concerned"
 A Question of Merger
 The Nature Almanac of 1951
 collapse sectionChapter Eight—  Death and Purgatory
 The All-Russian Society for the Promotion of the Protection of Nature and the Greening of Population Centers
 collapse sectionChapter Nine—  VOOP after Stalin:  Survival and Decay
 The 1955 Congress and Its Aftermath
 The Lakoshchënkov Affair
 The Annual Report on VOOP Activities for 1957
 Chapter Ten—  Resurrection
 The Academy of Sciences Commission on Zapovedniki
 The Rise of MOIP as a Center of Resistance
 The Zapovednik Conference of 1954
 Day Two
 collapse sectionChapter Eleven—  A Time to Build
 Glavokhota RSFSR
 The Academy of Sciences' Commission Takes Off
 collapse sectionChapter Twelve—  A Time to Meet
 Enter the Geographers
 The 1957 Conference on Rare and Endangered Species
 The All-Union Conference on Zapovedniki
 Winning the Young: MOIP, KIuBZ, VOOP, and the Young Naturalists
 collapse sectionChapter Thirteen—  More Trouble in Paradise:  Crises of the Zapovedniki in the Khrushchëv Era
 The Squirrel that Destroyed Thirty Nature Reserves
 The Fate of the Academy of Sciences Commission on Nature Protection
 collapse sectionChapter Fourteen—  Student Movements:  Catalysts for a New Activism
 The Moscow State University Biology—Soil Sciences Student Brigade for Nature Protection
 The Kedrograd Experiment
 Vladimir Alekseevich Chivilikhin
 collapse sectionChapter Fifteen—  Three Men in a Boat:  VOOP in the Early 1960s
 From Khrushchëv to Brezhnev: Learning to Read the System
 Kedrograd Coda
  Chapter Sixteen—  Storm over Baikal
 collapse sectionChapter Seventeen—  Science Doesn't Stand Still
 The Zapovednik Question in the 1960s and 1970s
 Paradigms in Motion
 The Crisis of the Biocenosis
 The Perils of the Etalon : A Little Reserve Raises Big Questions
 Where to Draw the Line? The Boundary Problem of the Biocenosis
 The Legacy of Vernadskii
 Enter the Philosophers (and Others): "Environmentalism" as Self-Promotion
 collapse sectionChapter Eighteen—  Environmental Struggles in the Era of Stagnation
 The Further Evolution of the Druzhiny
 Highlights of the History of the Druzhiny , 1965–1986
 The Plan to Reroute the Northern Rivers
 collapse sectionChapter Nineteen—  Environmental Activism under Gorbachëv
 Russian National Environmentalism
 Democratization and the Crisis of the Druzhiny
 The Social-Ecological Union
 The Masses Weigh In

 collapse sectionNotes
 Chapter One— Environmental Activism and Social Identity
 Chapter Two— Archipelago of Freedom
 Chapter Three— The Road to "Liquidation": Conservation in the Postwar Years
 Chapter Four—Zapovedniki in Peril, 1948–1950
 Chapter Five— Liquidation: The Second Phase, 1950
 Chapter Six— The Deluge, 1951
 Chapter Seven— In the Throes of Crisis: VOOP in Stalin 's Last Years
 Chapter Eight— Death and Purgatory
 Chapter Nine— VOOP after Stalin: Survival and Decay
 Chapter Eleven— A Time to Build
 Chapter Twelve— A Time to Meet
 Chapter Thirteen— More Trouble in Paradise: Crises of the Zapovedniki in the Khrushchëv Era
 Chapter Fourteen— Student Movements: Catalysts for a New Activism
 Chapter Fifteen— Three Men in a Boat: VOOP in the Early 1960s
 Chapter Sixteen— Storm over Baikal
 Chapter Seventeen— Science Doesn't Stand Still
 Chapter Eighteen— Environmental Struggles in the Era of Stagnation
 Chapter Nineteen— Environmental Activism under Gorbachëv
 collapse sectionGlossary of Terms
 collapse sectionBibliography
 Archival Sources
 Published Sources
 collapse sectionIndex

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