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- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 109.99
This book examines popular perceptions of recent political and psychological changes during Vladimir Putin?s third term, a unique period in the post-Soviet political history of Russia. The contributors analyze recent trends in Russian society and interpret citizens? views of political power, institutions, and leaders. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 26.99
Now in a new edition, this penetrating study by noted Yale historian Paul Bushkovitch casts new light on the profound impact of Peter the Great, one of the most revered and enigmatic leaders in world history, whose influence ultimately paved the way for liberalism, Western-style nationalism, and communism in Russia. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 18.99
Russia's first decade after the collapse of the Soviet Union has been simultaneously tumultuous and transformative. For most of the 1990s the Russian economy was in free fall, the legal system in absentia, and the majority of citizens engaged primarily in survival efforts. Not surprisingly, the former superpower also struggled to adapt to its greatly... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 22.99
Can Russia ever become a normal, free-market, democratic society? Why have so many reforms failed since the Soviet Union's collapse? In this highly-original work, Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy argue that Russia's geography, history, and monumental mistakes perpetrated by Soviet planners have locked it into a dead-end path to economic ruin. Shattering... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 12.99
The dramatic series of protests and political events that unfolded in Ukraine in the fall of 2004the "Orange Revolution"were seminal both for Ukrainian history and the history of democratization. Pro-Western presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko was poisoned with dioxin, an industrial pollutant that left him weakened and horribly disfigured. When... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 18.99
For hundreds of years, dictators have ruled Russia. Do they still? In the late 1980s, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev launched a series of political reforms that eventually allowed for competitive elections, the emergence of an independent press, the formation of political parties, and the sprouting of civil society. After the collapse of the... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 12.99
This volume analyzes various aspects of the political leadership during the collapse of the Soviet Union and formation of a new Russia. Comparing the rule of Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and Vladimir Putin, the book reflects upon their goals, governing style, and sources of influenceas well as factors that influenced their activities and complicated... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 54.38
Published for the first time, Khrushchev?s secret conversations, consultations, and notes document his attitude toward the West. A key issue in the period under consideration was the fate of East Germany. Other important issues include the disarmament overtures made toward the US/NATO, efforts to form an ?anti-imperialist? front with the... more...
- Dover Publications 2016; US$ 6.99
Noted for his sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden members of nineteenth-century Russian society, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821?1881) has exercised immense influence on modern writers. His fiction, rich in philosophical and psychological insights, anticipated the development of psychoanalysis and existentialism. This anthology offers an excellent introduction... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 36.99
Concentrating on the formative years of the Cold War from 1943 to 1957, Patryk Babiracki reveals little-known Soviet efforts to build a postwar East European empire through culture. Babiracki argues that the Soviets involved in foreign cultural outreach tried to use "soft power" in order to galvanize broad support for the postwar order in the emerging... more...