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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • The Soviet Union and Syriaby Efraim Karsh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    This Chatham House Paper examines the nature of Soviet relations with Syria, assessing the commitments made and the gains reaped by Moscow and Damascus in the economic, military and political spheres. After discussing Soviet interests in the region in general and with regard to Syria in particular, the author traces the evolution of the relationship... more...

  • Borderlands into Bordered Landsby Tatiana Zhurzhenko

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 36.99

    Since 1991, post-Soviet political elites in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus have been engaged in nation- as well as state-building. They have tried to strengthen territorial sovereignty and national security, re-shape collective identities and re-narrate national histories. Former Soviet republics have become new neighbours, partners, and competitors... more...

  • The Practice and Theory of Bolshevismby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though chiefly recognized as a towering figure in twentieth-century philosophy, Bertrand Russell also focused his attention on matters related to politics, culture, and society. The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism attempts to place the Russian revolutionary movement in a broader historical and cultural context, as well as to elucidate its philosophical... more...

  • Russiaby Edward Acton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    This text has established itself as the best general introduction to Russian history, providing a forceful and highly readable survey from earliest times to the post-Soviet State. At the heart of the book is the changing relationship between the State and Russian society at large. The second edition has been substantially rewritten and updated and... more...

  • Crisis of Medieval Russia 1200-1304,Theby John Fennell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    John Fennell's history of thirteenth-century Russia is the only detailed study in English of the period, and is based on close investigation of the primary sources. His account concentrates on the turbulent politics of northern Russia, which was ultimately to become the tsardom of Muscovy, but he also gives detailed attention to the vast southern empire... more...

  • Late Imperial Russia, 1890-1917by John F. Hutchinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    This new interpretation of the final years of Imperial Russia provides a clear and concise introduction to a critical period in the history of modern Russia. Professor Hutchinson outlines the key problems facing the Tsarist regime, and the attitudes of its Liberal critics and revolutionary enemies. In particular, he considers how the monarchy was able... more...

  • Midnight in Siberiaby David Greene

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99

    After two and a half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene journeys thousands of kilometres by rail from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok to find out how Russians' lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. He meets a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking 'space rocks' from a meteor shower in Chelyabinsk,... more...

  • Motherlandby David R. Marples

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Motherland tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. From Lenin's virtual coup in November 1917 to Boris Yeltsin's ruthless takeover of power in 1991, the book culminates with a new view of the Yeltsin years. David Marples focuses on the evolution of Russia during the Soviet period, and the attempt to harness Russian nationalism... more...

  • Rivers, Memory, and Nation-Buildingby Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    Rivers figure prominently in a nation?s historical memory, and the Volga and Mississippi have special importance in Russian and American cultures. Beginning in the pre-modern world, both rivers served as critical trade routes connecting cultures in an extensive exchange network, while also sustaining populations through their surrounding wetlands... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Russiaby Kathleen Murrell

    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 15.99

    Here is a visually stunning introduction to the fascinating and diverse land of Russia. Superb color photographs of costumes, crafts, jewels, and palaces offer a unique "eyewitness" view of Russia and the lives of its inhabitants through the ages. See a Mongol warrior''s imposing suit of armor, the stunning diamond-encrusted crown jewels, beautifully... more...