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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • Jewish Rights, National Ritesby Simon Rabinovitch

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In its full-color poster for elections to the All-Russian Jewish Congress in 1917, the Jewish People's Party depicted a variety of Jews in seeking to enlist the support of the broadest possible segment of Russia's Jewish population. It forsook neither traditional religious and economic life like the Jewish socialist parties, nor life in Europe like... more...

  • Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europeby Nicholas Aylott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book explores the ways in which representative democracy works in two neighbouring collections of European states: the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and the Baltic (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). The central, guiding questions are: how does political representation work in countries that have a lot in common, but also... more...

  • Midnight in Siberiaby David Greene

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99

    After two and a half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene journeys thousands of kilometres by rail from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok to find out how Russians' lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. He meets a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking 'space rocks' from a meteor shower in Chelyabinsk,... more...

  • A Month in the Countryby Ivan Turgenev; Richard Nelson; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    Theatre Communications Group 2014;

    A fresh interpretation of Turgenev?s comedy about the calamitous effects of love. more...

  • Rasputinby Frances Welch

    Atria Books/Marble Arch Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Told with humor, intrigue, and a shrewd eye for detail, this riveting short biography sheds much-needed light on the life of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin. Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant turned mystic and court sage, was as fascinating as he was unfathomable. He played the role of the simple man, eating with his fingers and... more...

  • Late Imperial Russia, 1890-1917by John F. Hutchinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    This new interpretation of the final years of Imperial Russia provides a clear and concise introduction to a critical period in the history of modern Russia. Professor Hutchinson outlines the key problems facing the Tsarist regime, and the attitudes of its Liberal critics and revolutionary enemies. In particular, he considers how the monarchy was able... more...

  • Empowering Revolutionby Gregory F. Domber

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Empowering Revolution: America, Poland, and the End of the Cold War more...

  • Motherlandby David R. Marples

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Motherland tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. From Lenin's virtual coup in November 1917 to Boris Yeltsin's ruthless takeover of power in 1991, the book culminates with a new view of the Yeltsin years. David Marples focuses on the evolution of Russia during the Soviet period, and the attempt to harness Russian nationalism... more...

  • Crisis of Medieval Russia 1200-1304,Theby John Fennell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    John Fennell's history of thirteenth-century Russia is the only detailed study in English of the period, and is based on close investigation of the primary sources. His account concentrates on the turbulent politics of northern Russia, which was ultimately to become the tsardom of Muscovy, but he also gives detailed attention to the vast southern empire... more...

  • Beslanby Timothy Phillips

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 11.99

    'Timothy Phillips ... has reconstructed from the testimony of many hundreds of witnesses the hellish events of that September ... His work is a fit memorial to the dead' Literary Review more...