How to Cite

Richardson, Paul B. et al. (Eds.): Russia’s North Pacific: Centres and Peripheries, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2023 (Russia and the Asia-Pacific, Volume 1).


ISBN 978-3-96822-188-5 (PDF)
ISBN 978-3-96822-189-2 (Hardcover)




Benjamin Beuerle, Sandra Dahlke, Andreas Renner (Eds.)

Russia's North Pacific: Centres and Peripheries

The series “Russia and the Asia-Pacific” explores political, economic, social, cultural and environmental interactions of the Russian Far East within its Asian-Pacific context as well as with the Russian capital in the past and present. Its first volume addresses from a multidisciplinary perspective notably the following questions: How were and are directives from a centre thousands of kilometers away perceived and implemented by actors in this region? To which extent was and is the centre successful or how did or does it fail in integrating a region as far away from the centre as the Russian Far East in its state structures? How have notions of “centre” and “periphery” changed over time?

Benjamin Beuerle was a research fellow at the German Historical Institute Moscow (GHIM) and the scientific coordinator of the GHIM´s “Russia´s North Pacific” project between 2017 and 2022. Since March 2022 he has been a researcher at the Centre Marc Bloch (Berlin). His research interests include environmental, climate and energy histories and policies with a focus on the Soviet Union, Russia and the post-Soviet realm.

Sandra Dahlke is the Director of the German Historical Institute (DHI) in Moscow. Her research interests include the history of the Soviet Union and the history of the Tsarist Empire in the second half of the 19th century. Together with Andreas Renner (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich) she initiated the “Russia’s North Pacific” network project at the German Historical Institute in Moscow.

Andreas Renner is a historian of Eastern Europe and holds the Chair of Russian-Asian Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.


Table of Contents
Front matter
Table of Contens
Benjamin Beuerle, Sandra Dahlke, Andreas Renner
Environment and Resources
Migration and Transfer
Representations and Norms
Tensions and Conflicts
About the Authors