Wilson Center Experts

Natalia Pervukhina

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
Affiliation:
Associate Professor, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tennessee
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Life and Thought of Vladimir Pecherin: A Niche in Russian Intellectual History.
Term:
Nov 01, 2004
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Dec 01, 2004

Project Summary

Pecherin was one of the first Russian radicals who as early as 1836 planned to emigrate to the United States and organize a commune of similarly progressive thinkers. His idea of an American utopian project, however, stirred the imagination of such Russian writers as Herzen and Dostoevsky, who perceived in emigration to America a form of misguided social and political protest.