55 / 2022
Igor Grdina, Neža Zajc

First-Generation Russian Emigrants to Slovenia: Representatives of the Russian Intelligentsia

The article deals with the intellectually elite first generation of Russian emigrants to Slovenia between the two world wars. Along with an outline of the broader historical and political background in then Slovenia and Yugoslavia, the article presents the destinies and activities of some prominent representatives who, among other things, also influenced the Slovenian cultural events at the time. It highlights E. V. Spektorski, A. Bubnov, and A. V. Issatchenko, who greatly enriched and expanded Slovenian cultural consciousness through their academic activity. This investigation also presents their works in more detail.
Keywords: first-generation Russian immigrants, Russian intelligentsia, University of Ljubljana, “Russian Matica”, Russian culture, Slovenia

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