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- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 44.00 US$ 40.04
No other research organization dominates the field of science in its country to the degree that the Soviet Academy of Sciences does. The coming to power of the Bolsheviks in 1917 presented Russian science with a new governmental attitude toward the place of science in national life. The Soviet Union's first five-year plan, the period of this study,... more...
- Potomac Books 2015; US$ 34.95
Although southern Poland and western Ukraine are not often thought of in terms of decisive battles in World War I, the impulses that precipitated the battle for Galicia in August 1914?and the unprecedented carnage that resulted?effectively doomed the Austro-Hungarian Empire just six weeks into the war. In Fall of the Double Eagle , John R. Schindler... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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$ 52.73
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...