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- Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 29.95
Boris Yeltsin's attempts at democratic reform have plunged a long troubled Russia even further into turmoil. This dramatic break with the Soviet past has left Russia politically fragmented and riddled with corruption, its people with little hope for the future. In a fascinating account for anyone interested in Russia's current political struggles,... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95
In this comprehensive portrait of the women of Chechnya in modern war, Paul Murphy argues that they are the principal victims of the 1994 and 1999 wars with Russia and the present conflict with Islamic jihadists. War forced Chechen women to venture far beyond their traditional roles and advance their human rights, but the current movement championing... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 139.99
Leaders and leadership continue to dominate Russia's political development. Like his predecessors in the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin has made a crucial impact on the substance and style of Russian politics. His efforts to use traditional tools of state power to manage democracy and market capitalism have had mixed effects on both.Leading Russia investigates... more...
- Scribner 2005; Not Available
In the tradition of Hedrick Smith's The Russians, Robert G. Kaiser's Russia: The People and the Power, and David Remnick's Lenin's Tomb comes an eloquent and eye-opening chronicle of Vladimir Putin's Russia, from this generation's leading Moscow correspondents. With the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia launched itself on a fitful... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00
Russia's vast energy reserves, and its policies towards them have enormous importance in the current geopolitical landscape. This important book examines Russia's energy policies on the national, interregional and global level. It pays particular attention to energy policy actors ranging from state, federal and regional actors, to energy companies... more...
- PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 17.99
The implosion of the Soviet Union was the culmination of a gripping game played out between two men who intensely disliked each other and had different concepts for the future. Mikhail Gorbachev, a sophisticated and urbane reformer, sought to modernize and preserve the USSR; Boris Yeltsin, a coarse and a hard drinking “bulldozer,? wished to destroy... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 27.00
Russia under Vladimir Putin has proved a prickly partner for the West, a far cry from the democratic ally many hoped for when the Soviet Union collapsed. Abroad, he has used Russia?s energy might as a foreign policy weapon, while at home he has cracked down on opponents, adamant that only he has the right vision for his country?s future. Former BBC... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00
This book provides a comprehensive overview of Chinese migration to the countries of the former Soviet bloc ? Russia, Eastern Europe and countries of Central Asia ? exploring how the migration has come about, discussing the motivation of the migrants and examining the significant contribution the migrants are making. more...