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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • The Mannerheim Line 1920-39by Bair Irincheev; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    In the wake of the bloody civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the border between the two countries was established across the Karelian Isthmus, an area long fought over by Russia, Finland and Sweden in their attempts to dominate the northern tip of Europe. Neither the Soviets nor the Finnish were comfortable with such... more...

  • Rethinking the Soviet Experienceby Stephen F. Cohen

    Oxford University Press, USA 1985; US$ 24.99

    In this wide-ranging and provocative book, Stephen F. Cohen cuts through Cold War stereotypes of the Soviet Union to arrive at fresh interpretations of that country's traumatic history and its present-day political realities. Cohen's lucidly written, revisionist analysis reopens an array of major historical questions. As he probes Soviet history,... more...

  • Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991by Mark Galeotti; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Whilst under Putin's regime the size of Russia's regular forces has shrunk recently and will continue to do so, its security and paramilitary elements have become increasingly powerful. In fact, recently they have proliferated - as have their special uniforms and kit - and have become disproportionately important, spearheading all recent operations.... more...

  • A Child of Christian Bloodby Edmund Levin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 29.95

    A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre.   On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found stabbed to death in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. Four months later, Russian police arrested Mendel Beilis, a thirty-seven-year-old... more...

  • Russia and The Commonwealth of Independent States 2013by M. Wesley Shoemaker

    Stryker Post 2013; US$ 16.99

    Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States deals with the twelve independent republics that became members of the Commonwealth of Independent States following the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1992. more...

  • Philip Mironov and the Russian Civil Warby Sergei Starikov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.99

    He was an authentic hero of World War I and the Russian Revolution. He commanded a successful Red Army that treated prisoners mercifully, refrained from pillaging the countryside, and educated the people about the objectives of the Bolshevik regime. His eloquent advocacy of the ideas and aspirations of farmers and workers in the civil war period after... more...

  • Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russiaby Robert Weinberg

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the killing was a ritual murder, the police, with no direct evidence, arrested Menachem Mendel Beilis, a 39-year-old Jewish manager at a factory near the site of the crime.... more...

  • French Guardsman vs Russian Jaegerby Laurence Spring; Mark Stacey

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    After Napoleon's abandonment of Moscow on 18 October 1812, throughout the subsequent Wars of Liberation that saw most of Europe turn against the French and right up to the capitulation of Paris on 31 March 1814, it was the vast armies of Imperial Russia that bore the brunt of the fighting against forces of France and her dwindling list of allies. The... more...

  • Kolyma Diariesby Antonia Lloyd-Jones; Jacek Hugo-Bader

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 19.99

    From the author of the award-winning White Fever, Kolyma Diaries is an excursion into one of the world's last remaining badlands, a place full of Gulag ghosts and living wrecks. All along the 2000 kilometres of the Kolyma highway, Bader is plied with vodka. He hears mesmerizing, sometimes devastating, tales of the journeys that brought his 'fellow... more...

  • The Romanov Sistersby Helen Rappaport

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    They were the Princess Dianas of their day?perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses?Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov?were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the... more...