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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • Die Sowjetunion 1917-1991by Manfred Hildermeier

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 26.59

    Die Sowjetunion hat die Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts geprägt wie außer ihr nur noch die USA. Auf dem Höhepunkt ihrer Entwicklung, in den sechziger und frühen siebziger Jahren, konnte sie mit guten Gründen als zweite Supermacht gelten, die auch in der heftig umworbenen "Dritten Welt" wichtige Stützpunkte eroberte. Die vorliegende Darstellung gibt... more...

  • Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalin's Kremlinby Paul R. Gregory

    Hoover Institution Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Drawing from Hoover Institution archival documents, Paul Gregory sheds light on how the world's first socialist state went terribly wrong and why it was likely to veer off course through the tragic story of Stalin's most prominent victims: Pravda editor Nikolai Bukharin and his wife, Anna Larina. more...

  • USSR Foreign Policies After Détenteby Richard F. Staar

    Hoover Institution Press 1987; US$ 14.95

    Based largely on primary sources in the Russian language, this succinct volume cover the following aspects of Soviet foreign policy: world outlook, personalities and structures of the decisionmaking process, implementation of objectives, and a discussion of practices toward geographic regions as well as specific countries. more...

  • Contemporary Memoirs of Russia from 1727-1744by C.H. Von Manstein

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00

    First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Außenpolitik und Öffentlichkeitby Peter Hoeres

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 95.85

    The publication of confidential American diplomatic dispatches at WikiLeaks has once again drawn widespread public attention to the conflict between the radical demand for open journalism and the persistence of secret government policies. In his study, Peter Hoeres successfully explores the historical underpinnings of this antagonism.... more...

  • Russia at a Crossroadsby Nurit Schleifman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    The meaning of Russia's past is in a process of continuous deconstruction, reshaping and negotiation by various social and political groupings. Of the deluge of group memories which have broken loose, this collection focuses on several new voices which have never been heard in Russia in this way before: women, Tatars, Cossacks, as well as the voices... more...

  • Imperiale Herrschaft im Weichsellandby Malte Rolf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 58.56

    Malte Rolf beschreibt Strukturen und Akteure der zarischen Herrschaft im Königreich Polen nach 1864. Die Studie schildert die alltägliche Praxis staatlicher Verwaltung in dieser nun Weichselland genannten Provinz. Sie zeichnet die Handlungslogiken imperialer Eliten und deren oft konfliktreiche Interaktionen mit der einheimischen Bevölkerung nach.... more...

  • The Soviet Transitionby Ottorino Cappelli; Rita di Leo; Stephen White

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    Of course we watched it all on television, day by day, as the Evil Empire transmuted into the Circus Bear, but seeing it and knowing what to think about it are not the same. Scholars from eastern and western Europe and North America help out, in 14 papers from an April 1992 conference in Naples. more...

  • Informal Relations from Democratic Representation to Corruptionby Zdenka Mansfeldová

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    Informal relations have been one of the major research topics of the social sciences since the 1990s. In order to allow for meaningful comparisons between different combinations of the positive and negative effects of informal relations on democratic representation, this book focuses on post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe as a particular region... more...

  • Swimming in the Daylightby Lisa C. Paul

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    In September 1984, Lisa Paul, an American college student living in Moscow and working as a nanny, enters Inna Meiman?s house for her first Russian language lesson. And so begins a two year friendship and fight for Inna?s life. Swimming in the Daylight chronicles Inna?s struggle to shed her refusnik status and to be granted a visa to travel to America,... more...