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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stories from Forest and Steppeby Edith Sollohub

    Impress Books 2014; US$ 7.29

    "My breath freezes into hoar frost on my eyelashes and eyebrows … but I dare not move; to stand still is the first rule the huntsman learns, for the game has sharper eyes than man and it may be watching you from behind some bush long before you ever suspect its presence. And then suddenly, right in front of me, as if rising out of the snow, appears... 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...

  • The Mythologies of Capitalism and the End of the Soviet Projectby Olga Baysha

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Applying postcolonial, poststructural, and globalization theories to post-Soviet transformations, author Olga Baysha seeks to explain the gap between how the intellectuals and working people of the late USSR imagined marketization and democratization. more...

  • Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nationsby Alfrid K. Bustanov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Orientalism ? the idea that the standpoint of Western writers on the East greatly affected what they wrote about the East, the "Other" ? applied also in Russia and the Soviet Union, where the study of the many exotic peoples incorporated into the Russian Empire, often in quite late imperial times, became a major academic industry, where, as in the... more...

  • Russische Geschichte 1547-1917by Christoph Schmidt

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2009; US$ 417.00

    Mit Christoph Schmidts Band gibt es eine kompakte Einführung in die Geschichte des Zarenreichs. Gut zu lesen führt die Darstellung durch annähernd vier Jahrhunderte russischer Geschichte. Im Mittelpunkt des Forschungsteils stehen vier grundlegende Aspekte: Geografie, Ethnologie, Orthodoxie und Autokratie. Ein idealer Leitfaden durch den aktuellen Stand... more...

  • Von Prag nach New Yorkby Romy Langeheine

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 24.89

    Die Biographie bietet erstmalig eine umfassende Darstellung und Interpretation des wechselvollen Denk- und Lebensweges des Historikers Hans Kohn. Hans Kohn gilt bis heute als einer der Gründungsväter der akademischen Erforschung des Nationalismus. Als »Kohn-Dichotomie« gingen seine Überlegungen in die internationale Forschung ein. Ausgehend von den... more...

  • Weder Krieg noch Frieden im Südkaukasusby Aser Babajew

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 45.24

    Der ?eingefrorene? Bergkarabach-Konflikt ist einer der längsten ethno-territorialen Streite im postsowjetischen Raum. Nicht nur daran wird die besondere Schwierigkeit des Problems erkennbar, es drängt sich auch die Frage auf, warum eine Konfliktregulierung für Bergkarabach nicht gelingt. Zur Beantwortung dieser Frage sind die historischen Hintergründe,... more...