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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Curative Powersby Paula Michaels

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2003; US$ 28.95

    Finalist, PEN Center USA Literary Awards, Research Nonfiction Rich in oil and strategically located between Russia and China, Kazakhstan is one of the most economically and geopolitically important of the so-called Newly Independent States that emerged after the USSR's collapse. Yet little is known in the West about the region's turbulent history... more...

  • Equality and Revolutionby Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    On July 20, 1917, Russia became the world?s first major power to grant women the right to vote and hold public office. Yet in the wake of the October Revolution later that year, the foundational organizations and individuals who pioneered the suffragist cause were all but erased from Russian history. The women?s movement, when mentioned at all, is... more...

  • Into the Cosmosby James T. Andrews; Asif A. Siddiqi

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    The launch of the Sputnik satellite in October 1957 changed the course of human history. In the span of a few years, Soviets sent the first animal into space, the first man, and the first woman. These events were a direct challenge to the United States and the capitalist model that claimed ownership of scientific aspiration and achievement.      ... more...

  • Models Of Natureby Douglas R. Weiner

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 27.95

    Models of Nature studies the early and turbulent years of the Soviet conservation movement from the October Revolution to the mid-1930s?Lenin?s rule to the rise of Stalin. This new edition includes an afterword by the author that reflects upon the study's impact and discusses advances in the field since the book was first published. more...

  • Crossing Bordersby Michael David-Fox

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    Crossing Borders deconstructs contemporary theories of Soviet history from the revolution through the Stalin period, and offers new interpretations based on a transnational perspective. To Michael David-Fox, Soviet history was shaped by interactions across its borders. By reexamining conceptions of modernity, ideology, and cultural transformation,... more...

  • Afanasii Shchapov and the Significance of Religious Dissent in Imperial Russia, 1848-70by Thomas Marsden

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 22.99

    In the 1650s and 1660s, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Nikon, carried out a series of reforms which were rejected by a large number of the faithful. The split that resulted, the Great Schism or raskol, led a large proportion of the Russian population to become completely isolated from the official church. Known as raskol'niki,... more...

  • The Transnational World of the Cominterniansby Brigitte Studer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    The 'Cominternians' who staffed the Communist International in Moscow from its establishment in 1919 to its dissolution in 1943 led transnational lives and formed a cosmopolitan but closed and privileged world. The book tells of their experience in the Soviet Union through the decades of hope and terror. more...

  • The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooksby Igort

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 20.50

    Written and illustrated by an award-winning artist and translated into English for the first time, Igort?s The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks is a collection of two harrowing works of graphic nonfiction about life under Russian foreign rule. After spending two years in Ukraine and Russia, collecting the stories of the survivors and witnesses to... more...

  • Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichte. 18. Jahrgang, Heft 2by Leonid Luks

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    Since 1997, FORUM is an integral part of the journal landscape of European Studies. In addition to facts of contemporary history, it offers deep insights into the history of ideas, reflects current discussions, and provides reviews of books on Central and Eastern European history. Especially on the history of ideas and contemporary history it offers... more...

  • Female Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century Russiaby Galina Ulianova

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This pioneering work comprehensively examines the history of female entrepreneurship in the Russian Empire during nineteenth-century industrial development. more...