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The environment and its impact upon policing prostitution

Understandings of prostitution, and methods of policing it, hinged upon the social, economic, and environmental characteristics of a particular place. This viewpoint looks at how policing prostitution was influenced by the landscape and environment of Arkhangel’sk, a city just outside the Arctic Circle.

Controlling venereal diseases in the Russian Imperial Navy

Venereal diseases in the military were extremely concerning for the Russian imperial authorities. This viewpoint examines responses to epidemic rates of venereal infection in one port of the Empire, the Port of Emperor Alexander III in Libava (now Karosta, near Liepāja in Latvia)

Hotel raids and forced registration on the police lists of prostitutes in early twentieth-century Riga

This viewpoint explores the forced registration of women onto the Russian Empire’s police lists of prostitutes in the early 1900s. In Riga, forced registration commonly occurred in the city’s hotels, and can be read as official attempts to kick back against perceived moral decline amidst urbanisation, industrialisation, and modernisation.