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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

  • Agitating Imagesby Craig Campbell

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 81.00

    Following the socialist revolution, a colossal shift in everyday realities began in the 1920s and ?30s in the former Russian empire. Faced with the Siberian North, a vast territory considered culturally and technologically backward by the revolutionary government, the Soviets confidently undertook the project of reshaping the ordinary lives of the... more...

  • Conscience, Dissent and Reform in Soviet Russiaby Philip Boobbyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book embraces the political, intellectual, social and cultural history of Soviet Russia. Providing a useful perspective of Putin?s Russia, and with a strong historical and religious background, the book: looks at the changing features of the Soviet ideology from Lenin to Stalin, and the moral universe of Stalin's time explores the history... more...

  • The Russian Empire: A Multi-Ethnic Historyby Andreas Kappeler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The "national question" and how to impose control over its diverse ethnic identities has long posed a problem for the Russian state. This major survey of Russia as a multi-ethnic empire spans the imperial years from the sixteenth century to 1917, with major consideration of the Soviet phase. It asks how Russians incorporated new territories, how they... more...

  • From Conflict to Autonomy in the Caucasusby Arsène Saparov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book is the first historical work to study the creation of ethnic autonomies in the Caucasus in the 1920s ? the transitional period from Russian Empire to Soviet Union. Seventy years later these ethnic autonomies were to become the loci of violent ethno-political conflicts which have consistently been blamed on the policies of the Bolsheviks... more...

  • The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, 2008-2012by J. L. Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The term "tandem" was used to describe the Putin-Medvedev combination which ruled Russia from 2008 to 2012, when Medvedev was president and Putin prime minister. Many people saw Putin as the real wielder of power, with Medvedev as his puppet. Others, however, saw Medvedev as a visionary, someone who envisioned large scale schemes - even though these... 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...

  • Nation-Building in the Baltic Statesby Gundar J. King; David E. McNabb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    The product of more than twenty years of research, first-person observations, discussions, and policy analyses, Nation-Building in the Baltic States: Transforming Governance, Social Welfare, and Security in Northern Europe explores the characteristics of the Baltic states as positioned in the northeast corridor in terms of military strife and polity... more...

  • Moscow in the Makingby Ernest Simon; Shena Simon; W. A. Robson; J. Jewkes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book, published in 1937, reported on a four week visit to Moscow in 1936 to study the making of Moscow as a showpiece Soviet capital. At its core was the 1935 General Plan for the Reconstruction of Moscow but the book was a study of planning in the Soviet rather than the Western sense. Thus it covered many aspects of the city?s social and economic... more...

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 27.99

    To the Edge of the World, is an adventure in travel—full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that... more...

  • Russlands unbrauchbare Vergangenheitby Raphael Utz

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 64.01

    Einen weiten Bogen von Peter dem Großen bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg spannend, wird der Zusammenhang von Außenpolitik und Nationalismus im zarischen Russland untersucht. Neue Quellen aus dem Archiv des russischen Außenministeriums und ein frischer Blick auf Ideen- und Diplomatiegeschichte ermöglichen die kritische Auseinandersetzung mit den Traditionen... more...