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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

  • Mr. Putinby Fiona Hill; Clifford G. Gaddy

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    From the KGB to the Kremlin: a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West. Where do Vladimir Putin's ideas come from? How does he look at the outside world? What does he want, and how far is he willing to go? The great lesson of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 was the danger of misreading the statements, actions, and intentions... 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...

  • Top 10 Tallinnby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Tallinn in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Tallinn has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and... more...

  • Orphans Of Versaillesby Richard Blanke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The lands Germany ceded to Poland after World War I included more than one million ethnic Germans for whom the change meant a sharp reversal of roles. The Polish government now confronted a German minority in a region where power relationships had been the other way around for more than a century. Orphans of Versailles examines the complex psychological... more...

  • Belorussiaby Ivan S. Lubachko

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Few European nations are so little known to the world at large as Belorussia. For centuries this Eastern European country has served as a pawn in the power plays of predatory neighbors. In this, the first detailed study of Belorussia's recent history, the author depicts the successive invasions of German, Polish, and Russian armies in two world wars... more...

  • The King's Honor and the King's Cardinalby John L. Sutton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Early in 1733 Augustus II, elector of Saxony and king of Poland, died in Warsaw from complications of a gangrenous foot. The elective throne of Poland thus fell vacant, and the states of Europe began cautious maneuvers designed to secure for each some national advantage in the choice of a successor. Before the year was out, diplomacy had given way... more...

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

    CRC Press 2015; 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...

  • Imperiale Herrschaft im Weichsellandby Malte Rolf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 77.00

    This study investigates Russian rule in the Kingdom of Poland in the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries to explore the multi-ethnic and multi-religious complexity of the Russian Empire using the case example of the imperial elite and their representatives in one of the most important peripheral areas of the empire. more...

  • Sowjetische Kindheit im Zweiten Weltkriegby Oxane Leingang

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 52.03

    ?Die Asche und der Staub fielen auf unsere Seele und belasten sie ein Leben lang?, so äußert sich die russische Autorin Valentina Nefedova über ihre traumatische Kriegskindheit. Anhand ausgewählter autobiographisch fundierter Texte wird erstmals die diskursive Ordnung der Kindheitserinnerungen an den ?Großen Vaterländischen Krieg? herausgearbeitet.... more...

  • Khrushchev's Thaw and National Identity in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1954?1959by Jamil Hasanli

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 119.99

    Jamil Hasanli?s research on 1950s? Azerbaijan sheds light on the watershed period in Soviet history while also furnishing the reader with a greater understanding of the root causes of the dissolution of the USSR. more...