New Religious Cultures in Late and Post-Soviet Russia



Deutsch-russisches Forschungsprojekt:

"Neue religiöse Kulturen im spät- und postsowjetischen Russland: Ideologien, soziale Netzwerke, Diskurse" /              "New Religious Cultures in Late and Post-Soviet Russia: Ideologies, Social Networks, Discourses"

Gefördert von: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) und Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)

Projektbeschreibung (deutsch – englisch – russisch)


  • Prof. Dr. Birgit Menzel (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz)
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Panchenko (European University at St. Petersburg, Institute of Russian Literature (The Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences)

ProjektteilnehmerInnen auf deutscher Seite:

  • Prof. Dr. Birgit Menzel: "The Culture of New Age in Soviet Russia, Central Europe and the USA: A Comparative View" (email:
  • Dr. Anna Tessmann (PostDoc): "Astrological Schools and the Cultic Milieu of the Late Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods" (email:
  • Romina Heim (Ph.D. candidate): "The Mystical Anarchism Movement in Early 20th-Century Russia from a Translation Studies Perspective" (email:


ProjektteilnehmerInnen auf russischer Seite:

  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Panchenko: “Ufology, Practices of ‘Chanelling’ and ‘Scholars of the Paranormal’ in Soviet and Post-Soviet New Age”
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sergey Shtyrkov: "Wisdom of the Ancestors and Challenges of Modernity: Some Concepts of the New Age in the Rhetoric of the  Ossetian Ethnic Traditionalism"
  • Dr. Julia Andreeva (PostDoc): "‘Spiritual Services‘ on the New Age Market in Russia"
  • Svetlana Tambovtseva (Ph.D. candidate): "Discourses and Practices of Post-Soviet Cryptolinguistics"
  • Andrey Tiukhtiaev (Ph.D. candidate) "Pilgrimage in New Age Culture: Practices and Identities"