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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

  • Systemic and Non-Systemic Opposition in the Russian Federationby Dr Cameron Ross; Dr Neil Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Over the period December 2011-July 2013 a tidal wave of mass protests swept through the Russian Capital and engulfed scores of cities and regions. Civil society, it appeared, had at last woken up. This fascinating book examines the rise and fall of the non-systemic opposition and the role of the systemic political opposition during this turbulent... more...

  • On Stalin's Teamby Sheila Fitzpatrick

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Stalin was the unchallenged dictator of the Soviet Union for so long that most historians have dismissed the officials surrounding him as mere yes-men and political window dressing. On Stalin?s Team overturns this view, revealing that behind Stalin was a group of loyal men who formed a remarkably effective team with him from the late 1920s until... more...

  • Kremlin Wivesby Larissa Vasilieva; Cathy Porter

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    For over seventy years the Kremlin was the bastion of the all-powerful Soviet rulers. A great deal is known about the men who held millions of fates in their iron grip, yet little is known about the womenthe wives and mistresseswho shared their lives. They took part in the Revolution and its aftermath, bore children, and suffered abuse; some were... more...

  • Deutsche Herrschaft, ukrainischer Nationalismus, antijüdische Gewaltby Kai Struve

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    This study investigates acts of anti-Semitic violence committed by Germans and Ukrainians in several dozen locations in Western Ukraine. The study?s broad consideration of contexts ? the Holocaust, Soviet crimes, and Ukrainian state formation ? leads to a new view of these events. The work is sure to become an indispensable resource in... more...

  • Rancorous Enmities and Blind Partialitiesby George R. Lamplugh

    UPA 2015; US$ 89.99

    This work picks up the story of the evolution of Georgia political parties where Lamplugh left it in his first book, Politics on the Periphery: Factions and Parties in Georgia, 1783-1806 (1986), carrying the story through 1845, by which date parties in Georgia actually mirrored those at the national level. more...

  • By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasiaby Sir Barry Cunliffe

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 33.99

    By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale covering over 10,000 years, from the origins of farming around 9000 BC to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century AD. An unashamedly 'big... more...

  • Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Timur Dadabaev

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Central Asian states have experienced a number of historical changes that have challenged their traditional societies and lifestyles. The most significant changes occurred as a result of the revolution in 1917, the incorporation of the region into the Soviet Union, and gaining independence after the collapse of the USSR. Impartial and informed public... more...

  • The Conflict in Ukraine: What Everyone Needs to Knowby Serhy Yekelchyk

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    When guns began firing again in Europe, why was it Ukraine that became the battlefield? Conventional wisdom dictates that Ukraine's current crisis can be traced to the linguistic differences and divided political loyalties that have long fractured the country. However this theory only obscures the true significance of Ukraine's recent civic... 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...

  • Fear and the Muse Kept Watchby Andy McSmith

    The New Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In this dazzling exploration of one of the most contradictory periods of literary and artistic achievement in modern history, journalist Andy McSmith evokes the lives of more than a dozen of the most brilliant artists and writers of the twentieth century. Taking us deep into Stalin?s Russia, Fear and the Muse Kept Watch asks the question: can great... more...