Russian major Zenon Evans has published an article, "Spirituality in the Short 20th Century" in the UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies (Vol. 5, 2012-2013). His paper explores the effects of state-instituted atheism on the perception of spirituality in Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, Anna Akhmatova's Requiem, and Ludmila Ulitskaya's The Funeral Party.
Zenon originally wrote the paper for honors Russian 251 (now Russian 2250H) in Winter Quarter 2011. He then presented it at the 2011 Midwest Slavic conference, before finally revising it and submitting it to the UCLA journal.
Congratulations to Zenon for his initiative and success!