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Featuring a number of pioneering essays by the internationally known Russian cultural historians Boris Uspenskij and Victor Zhivov, this collection includes a number of essays appearing in English for the first time. Focusing on several of the most interesting and problematic aspects of Russia's cultural development, these essays examine the survival and the reconceptualization of the past in later cultural systems and some of the key transformations of Russian cultural consciousness. The essays in this collection contain some important examples of Russian cultural semiotics and remain indispensable contributions to the history of Russian civilization.
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Viktor Markovich Zhivov (Russian: Виктор Маркович Живов, February 5, 1945, Moscow – April 17, 2013, Berkeley, California) was a Russian and American philologist, specializing on the history of Russian language.