Community: Pride and Prejudice


The BBC-miniseries with Colin Firth is shown on Russian TV (ORT) - which triggers the book's popularity in Russia. The series has been shown regularly since then, the book has been republised several times. (It was known in Russia before, but didn't have a fandom.) The BBC mini-series has also been rebroadcasted several times, with a different dubbing.


Axinia opens a Jane Austen site on
A Jane Austen section appears on


Bride and Prejudice and Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-day Comedy are released


a new P&P movie with Keira Knightley as Elisabeth provokes a big wave of criticism from the fans of the mini-series (1996) and awakes a new interest to the novel bringing new people to the fandom

Initially, fen only read and discuss English-language fanfiction. The majority of the fics is fluff


A new trasnlation of P&P on
A translation of An Unexpected Song by Rika is published on


January 18, 2007 - Apropos starts publishing her In the Shade - a first novel-lengh P&P fan fic written in Russian on (Colonel Fitzwilliam/Anne de Bourg)

February 11, 2007 -in her blog, Kate-kapella publishes her translation of Lusy's P&P fan fic Nature of Love

In March 2007 the fandom starts blooming. Several fics appear on and on its forum:

March 13, 2007 - a first P&P short fic by Kate-kapella (viola) Birthday is posted on . It begins the cycle A Girl Who Has Everything (Fitzwilliam/Georgiana)

March 24, 2007 - A Day In Life of Mr Collins (humor) by Tigrimlin is posted on the same forum

March 26, 2007- the first game fic A Horrible Crime by Kate-kapella (viola)

March 28, 2007 - 2 novel-lengh fics (WIPs) are posted: Bela's Epistolary Games (letters with classic parings of D/E and Jane/Bingley); and Duty and Desire by Devushka iz Proshlogo (Kitty/OMC)

April 9, 2007 - Helmi Saari (Elena Pervushina) starts posting Barren Flower (Mary/OMC)

April 17, 2007 - Tanja Geller posts a humorous On Family Life which triggers a controversy on the forum. After some heated debates, fen splitted into the supporters of freedom of writing vs. supporters of its limitations

April 20, 2007 - Tanja Geller opens a P&P section on her forum Mirrors - without any rating/paring imitations

Apropos confirms the rules established on her forum (rating till R; no slash & PWP) and makes some additions concerning AU and OOC (AU is possible only in case of minor characters or of argumented defence of negative characters). A special section is opened for dubious cases

Chakra's multifandom archive Fairytales starts accepting P&P fan fics

April 22 - 23 - fen discuss the appaerance of Tanja Gellers forum and come to the conclusion that any P&P forum or archive has a right to exist, and nobody will show any objections to authors' or readers' forum and archive preferences

April 23, 2007 - Mirrors and Apropos sites officially exchange links and banners

Active Russian-language Jane Austin sites:

Fanfiction archives: - Apropos' site (Jane Austen et al. classics fan fics, with the rating not higher than R) - Chakras's multifandom archive (originally Harry Potter fics) the frist translation of a P&P fic

Fanfiction forums: - Harlequin novel forum; P&P fics with the rating not higher than R - mutlifandom forum Mirrors; P&P section

Sites dedicated to Jane Austen and her works: Axinia's site with a J.A. section P&P and its screen versions; new P&P translation is being posted now this site is dedicated to the BBC mini-series Jane Austen LJ-community Jane Austen community Elena Pervushina's LJ; P&P analyses, 19 c. information, Barren Flower fic P&P fen meet on its forum (

Nari & Kate-kapella; Irina; Ekaterina Jur'eva