St. Basil’s Cathedral

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During a visit to Moscow, Kritika editor Willard Sunderland found the monument pictured above (that is Willard in one of the photographs), dedicated to the unsung heroes of academe: the peer reviewers who recommend—or do not recommend—publication of articles. Since Kritika could not function without a steady supply of these dedicated souls, we too would like to honor their efforts. Thank you to all who have reviewed and will continue to review submissions on our behalf.

In recognition of the ongoing international crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we have posted a list of all the articles and reviews on Ukrainian history published in Kritika between 2001 and 2021, with links to the individual pieces on Project MUSE. You can find the list at “Kritika Ukrainian History Archive.” These articles, combined into a digital special issue, will be available open access at until July 2022. In the Spring 2022 issue, we also published an editorial statement on the war.

With the Spring 2022 issue, we welcome Dr. Erika Monahan of the University of New Mexico and Dartmouth College to the position of Kritika editor. She brings a remarkable range of interests and areas of expertise to our editorial team, from business and economic history to the history of cartography, visual culture, and empire..

At the same time, we say a sad goodbye to Willard Sunderland, who is now hatching plans to head off on a quixotic journey that will take him and his crew by sailboat from the Great Lakes to Russia via the Atlantic Ocean and Baltic Sea, political circumstances and weather permitting. We will miss his expert word smithing, as well as his breadth of knowledge and scholarly mind, which is so clearly illustrated in his many books and articles.

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Image: Aristarkh Lentulov, St. Basil’s Cathedral (1913).

This image is in the public domain in the United States because it was painted before 1923.