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  • Russian Identitiesby Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 82.99

    This book investigates the question of Russian identity, looking at changes and continues over a huge territory, many centuries, and a variety of political, social, and economic structures. Its main emphases are on the struggle against the steppe peoples, Orthodox Christianity, autocratic monarchy, and Westernization. more...

  • The Demise of Marxism-Leninism in Russiaby Archie Brown

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 44.00

    In The Demise of Marxism-Leninism in Russia , distinguished specialists chart the rise of new thinking on the Soviet system and the decline and fall of Marxism-Leninism in the late Soviet period. They also discuss the failure of Marxism-Leninism to make a comeback in post-Soviet Russia. This book makes a significant contribution to understanding the... more...

  • Young Stalinby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Based on ten years' astonishing new research, here is the thrilling story of how a charismatic, dangerous boy became a student priest, romantic poet, gangster mastermind, prolific lover, murderous revolutionary, and the merciless politician who shaped the Soviet Empire in his own brutal image: How Stalin became Stalin. From the Trade Paperback... more...

  • Arsenals of Follyby Richard Rhodes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a riveting account of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War. In the Reagan-Gorbachev era, the United States and the Soviet Union came within minutes of nuclear war, until Gorbachev boldly launched a campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons, setting the stage for the 1986 Reykjavik summit and the... more...

  • Russia's Sputnik Generationby Donald J. Raleigh

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 18.35

    Russia's Sputnik Generation presents the life stories of eight 1967 graduates of School No. 42 in the Russian city of Saratov. Born in 1949/50, these four men and four women belong to the first generation conceived during the Soviet Union's return to "normality" following World War II. Well educated, ... more...

  • The Russian Nuclear Shield from Stalin to Yeltsinby Dr Jennifer Mathers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 160.00

    This book makes extensive use of Soviet sources to provide the first full analysis of Moscow's ballistic missile defence policy from its origins to the most recent post-Soviet developments. It considers the Soviets' motivations for pursuing an anti-ballistic missile capability and the extent of their success. more...

  • The Germans of the Soviet Unionby Irina Mukhina

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Germans were a very substantial minority in Russia, and many leading figures, including the Empress Catherine the Great, were German. Using rarely seen archival information, this book provides an account of the experiences of the Germans living in the Soviet Union from the early post-revolution period to the post-Soviet era following the collapse... more...

  • Soviet Air Force Theory, 1918-1945by James Sterrett

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This new book examines the development of Soviet thinking on the operational employment of their Air Force from 1918 to 1945, using Soviet theoretical writings and contemporary analyses of combat actions. more...

  • The Fall of Soviet Communism, 1985-1991by Jeremy Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2005; US$ 30.00

    In 1991, Communist rule in the Soviet Union came to an end after 84 years, and the world's largest state, one of the two global superpowers, broke up into fifteen independent countries. Few had predicted such an outcome when Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union six years before. more...

  • Russiaby Mauricio Borrero

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 85.00

    A reference guide to the world's largest country. Covering influential individuals, significant places, and important policies, it provides readers with a greater understanding of Russian history. A narrative history, chronology, and A-Z entries are included. more...