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- Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95
When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed, they drew on a long Soviet tradition of elite, behind-the-lines commando forces from World War II and even earlier. Throughout the 1960s-70s they were instrumental both in projecting Soviet power in the Third World and in suppressing resistance within the Warsaw pact. As a powerful, but mysterious... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 59.99
From the time of the Crimean War through the fall of the Tsar, the question of what to do about the Russian empire's large Muslim population was a highly contested issue among educated Russians both inside and outside the government. As formulated in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Muslim Question comprised a complex set of ideas and concerns... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 27.99
A revelatory and pathbreaking account of the highly secretive world of the Soviet intelligence services A uniquely comprehensive and rich account of the Soviet intelligence services, Jonathan Haslam?s Near and Distant Neighbors charts the labyrinthine story of Soviet intelligence from the October Revolution to the end of the Cold War. ... more...
- PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 29.99
Just days after the Germans surrendered at Stalingrad, legendary Red Army sniper Vasily Zaytsev described the horrors he witnessed during the five-month long conflict: “one sees the young girls, the children who hang from trees in the park... I have unsteady nerves and I'm constantly shaking.? He was being interviewed, along with 214 other men and... more...
- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00
From one of our greatest historians, a magnificent reckoning with the modern world's most fateful idea. With astonishing authority and clarity, Richard Pipes has fused a lifetime's scholarship into a single focused history of Communism, from its hopeful birth as a theory to its miserable death as a practice. At its heart, the book is a history of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00
Examines in depth three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven different former Communist nations. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00
Russian playwright and historian Radzinsky mines sources never before available to create a fascinating portrait of the monarch, and a minute-by-minute account of his terrifying last days. Updated For The Paperback Edition . From the Trade Paperback edition. more...