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  • Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafiaby Martin Mccauley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    During the 1990s, the "roving bandits", big business or the oligarchs, stole Russia. They gained influence over President Yeltsin and his government, and gradually shaped policy in their own interests. In this first comprehensive account to explain why Russia took the course it did, Martin McCauley examines the period through the prism of government,... more...

  • Russian Foreign Policy in the Post-Soviet Eraby Dr Bobo Lo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 165.00

    In the first comprehensive treatment of its kind, Bobo Lo examines the course of Russian foreign policy in the decade following the Soviet collapse. Adopting a conceptual approach, he identifies the principal ideological and institutional factors that have influenced the thinking of decisionmaking behind the policies. Bobo Lo challenges many of the... more...

  • The Soviet attitude to Political and Social Change in Central In Central Americaby Dr Danuta Paszyn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 95.00

    The study analyses Soviet policy towards Nicaragua during the rule of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and towards the guerrillas fighting for political and social change in El Salvador and Guatemala. It covers the period from the Sandinista victory in July 1979 until the loss of power in February 1990. This work aims to counter the... more...

  • Chechnyaby Valerii Aleksandrovich Tishkov

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    This book illuminates one of the world's most troubled regions from a unique perspective--that of a prominent Russian intellectual. Valery Tishkov, a leading ethnographer who has also served in several important political posts, examines the evolution of the war in Chechnya that erupted in 1994, untangling the myths, the long-held resentments, and... more...

  • Armeniaby Donald E. Miller; Lorna Touryan Miller; Jerry Berndt

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 12.95

    A remarkable view of how geopolitics affects ordinary people, this book documents, in words and pictures, the lives of Armenians in the last two decades. Based on intimate interviews with three hundred Armenians and featuring Jerry Berndt's superb photographs, it brings together firsthand testimony about the social, economic, and spiritual circumstances... more...

  • The Chechen Warsby Matthew Evangelista

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    Russian presidents Yeltsin and Putin justified their invasions of Chechnya as necessary to prevent a breakup of the Russian Federation. Evangelista challenges these justifications by exploring the sources of both wars and the implications for Russia's internal coherence and international standing. more...

  • Russia Transformedby Richard Rose; William Mishler; Neil Munro

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 38.00

    Studies how Russians have reacted to the new regime following the fall of communism. more...

  • Slavophiles and Commissarsby Judith Devlin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 131.00

    This book examines contemporary Russian nationalism as it reemerged in the wake of Gorbachev's liberalisation. The book argues that the new nationalism provided opponents of reform with an apparently novel justification for their hostility to the liberalisation inaugurated by Gorbachev and erratically pursued by Yeltsin. more...

  • Russia's Sputnik Generationby Donald J. Raleigh

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 18.35

    Russia's Sputnik Generation presents the life stories of eight 1967 graduates of School No. 42 in the Russian city of Saratov. Born in 1949/50, these four men and four women belong to the first generation conceived during the Soviet Union's return to "normality" following World War II. Well educated, ... more...

  • Warfare, State and Society on the Black Sea Steppe, 1500?1700by Brian Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This crucial period in Russia's history has, up until now, been neglected by historians, but here Brian L. Davies' study provides an essential insight into the emergence of Russia as a great power. For nearly three centuries, Russia vied with the Crimean Khanate, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Ottoman Empire for mastery of the Ukraine... more...