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Soviet Union

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  • Federalism and the Dictatorship of Power in Russiaby Mikhail Stoliarov

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 170.00

    Stoliarov presents an analysis of the historical traditions and distinctive features of modern Russian federalism. He reviews the state of affairs in today's Russia as it strives to become a federal democracy securing the rights and liberties of its citizens. By tracing two contrasting ideas - federalism and derzhavnost (dictatorship of power) -... more...

  • The Political Thought of Joseph Stalinby Erik van Ree

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the political thought of Joseph Stalin. Making full use of the documentation that has recently become available, including Stalin's private library with his handwritten margin notes, the book provides many insights on Stalin, and also on western and Russian Marxist intellectual traditions. Overall, the... more...

  • Gender, State and Society in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russiaby Sarah Ashwin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    One of the few English language studies to focus on the male experiences, this book addresses the important questions raised by the rise and fall of the Soviet experiment in transforming gender relations. Issues covered include; * the paternal role * women as breadwinners * men's loss of status at work * changing gender roles in the press * the... more...

  • The Stalin Eraby Philip Boobbyer

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    This book provides a wide-ranging history of every aspect of Stalin's dictatorship over the peoples of the Soviet Union. Drawing upon a huge array of primary and secondary sources, The Stalin Era is a first-hand account of Stalinist thought, policy and and their effects. It places the man and his ideology into context both within pre-Revolutionary... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Navy in the Baltic 1921-1941by Gunnar Åselius

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book, based on extensive work in Russian archives, investigates how strategy, organisational rivalry and cultural factors came to shape naval developments in the Soviet Union, up to the invasion of 1941. Focussing on the Baltic Fleet, the author shows how the perceived balance of power in northern Europe came to have a major influence on Soviet... more...

  • The Red Army, 1918-1941by Earl F Ziemke

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Supported in large part by evidence released after the collapse of the Soviet Union, this book follows the career of the Red Army from its birth in 1918 as the designated vanguard of world revolution to its affiliation in 1941 with 'the citadel of capitalism', the United States. Effectiveness of leadership and military doctrine are particular concerns... more...

  • Leaders of Russia and the Soviet Unionby John Paxton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    This reference work surveys the leaders of Russia and the Soviet Union- from Michael, the first Romanov tsar in 1613, through the creation and dissolution of the Soviet Union, to the present day President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. Chronologically arranged, these biographies paint a thorough yet succinct portrait of 30 leaders including... more...

  • Economic Thought in Communist and Post-Communist Europeby Hans-Jurgen Wagener

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 180.00

    It is now almost a decade since central and east Europe saw the demise of the Soviet-style economic planning which accompanied more ot less authoritarian political rule by communist parties. The economic thought, based on Marxist philosophy, which formed theoretical underpinning of centrally planned socialist economies, was peculiar to the region,... more...

  • Soviet Music and Society under Lenin and Stalinby Neil Edmunds

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book investigates the place of music in Soviet society during the eras of Lenin and Stalin. It examines the different strategies adopted by composers and musicians in their attempts to carve out careers in a rapidly evolving society, discusses the role of music in Soviet society and people's lives, and shows how political ideology proved an inspiration... more...

  • The Japanese-Soviet Neutrality Pactby Boris Slavinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 195.00

    The neutrality pact between Japan and the Soviet Union, signed in April 1941, lapsed only nine months before its expiry date of April 1946 when the Soviet Union attacked Japan. Japan's neutrality had enabled Stalin to move Far Eastern forces to the German front where they contributed significantly to Soviet victories from Moscow to Berlin. Slavinsky... more...