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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • Ethnicity and Territory in the Former Soviet Unionby Dr James Hughes; Gwendolyn Sasse

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The collapse of the Soviet empire in 1991 removed a decades-long system of successful control of potential ethnic and regional conflict . The result was the eruption of numerous conflicts over state-building, some of which degenerated into violence and some of which were resolved or prevented by strategies of accommodation. This volume explores the... more...

  • Everyday Life in Russia Past and Presentby Choi Chatterjee; David L. Ransel; Mary Cavender; Karen Petrone

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    In these original essays on long-term patterns of everyday life in prerevolutionary, Soviet, and contemporary Russia, distinguished scholars survey the cultural practices, power relations, and behaviors that characterized daily existence for Russians through the post-Soviet present. Microanalyses and transnational perspectives shed new light on the... more...

  • The Soviet Union Todayby James Cracraft

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    This newly revised and expanded second edition of The Soviet Union Today provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Soviet reality. Written by thirty experts, the book is divided into eight general sections: history, politics, the armed forces, the physical context, the economy, science and technology, culture, and society. The individual... more...

  • All the Clean Ones Are Marriedby Lori Cidylo

    Chicago Review Press 2001; US$ 17.99

    In 1991, Lori Cidylo shocked her Ukrainian Polish-born parents when she told them she was leaving her reporter's job on an upstate New York newspaper to live and work in the rapidly dissolving Soviet Union. For six years she lived on a shoe-string budget in Moscow, in tiny, run-down apartments, struggling with broken toilets and indifferent landlords... more...

  • Politics, Paradigms, and Intelligence Failures: Why So Few Predicted the Collapse of the Soviet Unionby Ofira Seliktar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Washington's failure to foresee the collapse of its superpower rival ranks high in the pantheon of predictive failures. The question of who got what right or wrong has been intertwined with the deeper issue of "who won" the Cold War. Like the disputes over "who lost" China and Iran, this debate has been fought out along ideological and partisan lines,... more...

  • The International Politics of Eurasia: v. 10: The International Dimension of Post-communist Transitions in Russia and the New States of Eurasiaby S. Frederick Starr; Karen Dawisha

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company. more...

  • Persian Dreamsby John Parker

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    Moscow?s ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran underwent dramatic fluctuations following Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini?s triumphant return to Tehran in 1979. After a prolonged implosion, they fitfully expanded, shaped not only by the rush of current events but by centuries of ingrained practices and prejudices. By summer 2006, as Iran forged ahead... more...

  • Konfliktherd Südkaukasusby Rüdiger Kipke

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 8.92

    Das Buch zeichnet die Geschichte von (Nord-)Aserbaidschan in den vergangenen 200 Jahren nach und setzt dabei einzelne Schwerpunkte, zu denen die russische Kolonialzeit, die interethnischen Konfrontationen zwischen Muslimen und Armeniern sowie die Konflikte der Aserbaidschaner mit dem russischen Bolschewismus gehören. Von zentraler Bedeutung ist die... more...

  • Putin's Russiaby Stephen K. Wegren

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 48.99

    Now in a thoroughly revised and expanded edition, this text provides the most authoritative and current analysis available of the challenges facing Putin. Leading scholars consider a comprehensive array of economic, political, foreign policy, and social issues, offering an indispensable guide for anyone needing to understand contemporary Russia.... more...

  • Moscow, 1937by Schlö; Karl gel

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.99

    Moscow, 1937: the soviet metropolis at the zenith of Stalin’s dictatorship. A society utterly wrecked by a hurricane of violence.  In this compelling book, the renowned historian Karl Schlögel reconstructs with meticulous care the process through which, month by month, the terrorism of a state-of-emergency regime spiraled into the... more...