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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Russian and Soviet Historyby Steven A. Usitalo; William Benton Whisenhunt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 45.99

    An original and thought-provoking text, Russian and Soviet History uses noteworthy themes and important events from Russian history to spark classroom discussion. Consisting of twenty essays written by experts in each area, the book showcases current thinking on Russian cultural, political, economic, and social history from the sixteenth century... more...

  • The GH Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stampsby Thomas Lera; Leon Finik

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 49.95

    A quiet philatelist, George H. Kaestlin joined the original Rossika Society in 1935 along with the better known Theo B. Lavroff and K. Szymanowski. Whereas Lavroff contributed significantly to Russian philately as an author and researcher and Szymanowski was an avid collector, Kaestlin collected privately. Born in Moscow, circa 1893, Kaestlin arrived... 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...

  • Russia's Diamond Colonyby John Tichotsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Kremlin's Nuclear Swordby Steven J. Zaloga

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 34.95

    The prevailing Western view of Russia?s Cold War strategic nuclear weapons policy is that it resulted from a two-part interplay between the leaders of the Communist Party and the military. Steven J. Zaloga has found that a third contributor?the Russian defense industry?also played a vital role. Drawing from elusive Russian source material and interviews... more...

  • Unfinished Leninismby Paul Le Blanc

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    A stimulating collection of essays on the revolutionary socialist Vladimir Lenin that survey fierce controversies over his life and ideas. more...

  • The Quest for an Ideal Youth in Putin's Russia IIby Jussi Lassila

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    Government-organized yet scandal-stricken, Nashi inspires everything from broad support to a reluctance to accept all implications of Putin?s political system. This volume shows how Nashi conceptualizes an “ideal youth? within the framework of an official national identity politics and as an attempt to mobilize apolitical youth. more...

  • The Quest for an Ideal Youth in Putin's Russia Iby Ivo Mijnssen

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    This book analyzes the dubious role of the Democratic Antifascist Youth Movement “Nashi? in contemporary Russia. Part of the Putinist project of political stabilization, Nashi mobilizes young Russians through its emotional appeal, skillful use of symbolic politics, and promise of professional self-realization. more...

  • The Defiant Life of Vera Fignerby Lynne Ann Hartnett

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This engaging biography tells the dramatic story of a Russian noblewoman turned revolutionary terrorist. Born in 1852 in the last years of serfdom, Vera Figner came of age as Imperial Russian society was being rocked by the massive upheaval that culminated in the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. At first a champion of populist causes and women's higher... more...

  • A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodkaby Lev Golinkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    "[A] hilarious and heartbreaking story of a Jewish family?s escape from oppression." -- The New York Times A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross... more...