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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • Russian California, 1806-1860by James R. Gibson; Alexei A. Istomin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 225.00

    This two-volume book is a documentary history of Russia’s 19th-century settlement in California. It contains 492 documents, mostly translated from the Russian for the first time, fully annotated, and with an extensive historical introduction. This broad range of primary sources provides a comprehensive and detailed history of the Russian Empire’s... more...

  • Saving Stalin's Imperial Cityby Steven M. Maddox

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Saving Stalin?s Imperial City is the history of the successes and failures in historic preservation and of Leningraders? determination to honor the memory of the terrible siege the city had endured during World War II. The book stresses the counterintuitive nature of Stalinist policies, which allocated scarce wartime resources to save historic monuments... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policyby Norman E. Saul

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 129.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important individuals, events, and other aspects of the foreign policy of this important country. more...

  • Alexis in Americaby Lee A. Farrow

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the autumn of 1871, Alexis Romanov, the fourth son of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, set sail from his homeland for an extended journey through the United States and Canada. A major milestone in U.S.-Russia relations, the tour also served Duke Alexis's family by helping to extricate him from an unsuitable romantic entanglement with the daughter of... more...

  • Rockets and Revolutionby Michael G. Smith

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 34.95

    Rockets and Revolution offers a multifaceted study of the race toward space in the first half of the twentieth century, examining how the Russian, European, and American pioneers competed against one another in the early years to acquire the fundamentals of rocket science, engineer simple rockets, and ultimately prepare the path for human spaceflight.... more...

  • Not Russian Enough?by Rutger Helmers

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 75.00

    Offers fresh perspectives on the function of nationalist thought in the cosmopolitan opera world, with particular emphasis on the idea of "Russianness" in four nineteenth-century operas by Glinka, Serov, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov. more...

  • Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond [2 volumes]by Timothy Dowling

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 189.00

    This easy-to-use reference explores the people and events that shaped Russian military history?and impacted Europe, Asia, and the world?over the past eight centuries. more...

  • Stalin's Agent: The Life and Death of Alexander Orlovby Boris Volodarsky

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    This is the history of an unprecedented deception operation - the biggest KGB deception of all time. It has never been told in full until now. There are almost certainly people who would like it never to be told. It is the story of General Alexander Orlov. Stalin's most loyal and trusted henchman during the Spanish Civil War, Orlov was also the... more...

  • Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russiaby Francesca Stella

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book explores the everyday lives of 'lesbian' women in urban Russia. It explores changes and continuities by examining generational differences, and attends to regional variation by considering what 'lesbian' life looks like in different locations, problematising essentialist accounts of Russian sexualities and western-centric theorizations. more...

  • Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russiaby Francesca Stella

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book explores the everyday lives of 'lesbian' women in urban Russia. It explores changes and continuities by examining generational differences, and attends to regional variation by considering what 'lesbian' life looks like in different locations, problematising essentialist accounts of Russian sexualities and western-centric theorizations. more...