Mardzhani, 2006); Catherine Wanner, Communities of the Converted: Ukrainians and Global Evangelism (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007); Adeeb Khalid, Islam after Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007); Tat'iana Nikol'skaia
, Russkii protestantizm i gosudarstvennaia vlast' v 1905-1991 godakh (St.
Source: Polina Nikol'skaia
, "Demografiia sol'et vuzy," <gazeta.ru>, 17 February 2010 (accessed 17 February 2010).
The 1916 version of this illustration was dedicated by Benois "To the memory of my parents' home on Nikol'skaia
Street," suggesting an intermingling of images of the family apartment of 1903, the childhood apartment of the late nineteenth century and the fictional apartment of 1824.
(35) Coleman, Russian Baptists; Zhuk, Russia's Lost Reformation; and Tat'iana Nikol'skaia, Russkii Protestantizm i gosudarstvennaia vlast'v 1905-1991 godakh (St.
Russian scholars who have crossed the divide include Nikol'skaia, Russkii protestantizm; Bobrovnikov, Musul 'mane severnogo Kavkaza; and Leont'eva, Vera i progress.
(58) Nikol'skaia, Russkii protestantizm; Catherine Wanner, Communities of the Converted: Ukrainians and Global Evangelism (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007).
Tat'iana Nikol'skaia, Russkii protestantizm i gosudarstvennaia vlast" v 19051991 godakh (Russian Protestantism and State Power, 1905-91).
As both Wanner and Tat'iana Nikol'skaia make abundantly clear, the evangelical renaissance in Russia and Ukraine not only had deep roots in both prerevolutionary and Soviet history but also reflected the spiritual and moral needs of significant segments of socialist and postsocialist societies.
Nikol'skaia's monograph goes on to carefully narrate the relationship between state and religious organizations in the war and postwar period.
Wanner's approach is rather different: whereas for the most part Nikol'skaia's focus is on the relationships among politics, the law, and religious communities, Wanner uses anthropological techniques, particularly interviews, to examine the nature and meaning of religion in terms of a believer's own sense of self.
Nikol'skaia puts forward the hypothesis that some Protestants saw Khrushchev's promise of a return to Leninism as a sign that the more lenient religious policies of the early 1920s were to be revived.
Drawing on material from the state archives, Nikol'skaia does make some attempt to examine believers' attitudes toward the Soviet state (especially with regard to the leaders of the "Action Group"), but for the most part the nature and meaning of an individual's religious belief is not probed in detail, given the book's focus on church-state relations.