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- University of California Press 1997; US$ 41.95
This study is the first of its kind: a street-level inside account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it. Stephen Kotkin was the first American in 45 years to be allowed into Magnitogorsk, a city built in response to Stalin's decision to transform the predominantly agricultural nation into a "country of metal." With... 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00
This book investigates the roots of ethnic separatism in the Russian Federation and post-Soviet Georgia. It considers why regional leaders in both countries chose violent or non-violent strategies to achieve their political, economic, and personal goals. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00
Aimed at students, travelers, and general readers, this volume explores popular culture in post-Soviet Russia. It opens with a chronology and a brief overview of Soviet cultural history. The remainder of the volume is divided into six chapters: the media; visual culture; performing arts; music and word; popular entertainment; and consumer culture. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
Race and Racism in Russia identifies the striking changes in racial ideas, practices, exclusions and violence in Russia since the 1990s, revealing how 'Russianness' has become a synonym for racial whiteness. This ground-breaking book provides new theories and substantive insights into race and ethnicity in a Russian context. more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 39.99
Seit der Annahme der Ostseestrategie im Jahre 2009 durch den Europäischen Rat kommt dem Ostseeraum innerhalb der Europäischen Union besondere Aufmerksamkeit zu. Stefan Ewert entwickelt einen Index, mit dessen Hilfe die These des region-building-Ansatzes überprüft werden kann, nach der Hochschulen im Prozess der Regionalisierung im Ostseeraum eine... more...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00
The authors argue that Vladimir Putin and his advisors are committed to re-establishing Russia as a great power and that the existence of nuclear weapons and the revival of the Russian economy have provided the foundations for an expanded Russian role in global affairs. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 132.00
A study of the Russian Empire at the peak of its military power and success (1762-1825), this important book examines how a country with none of the obvious trappings of modernization was able to significantly expand its territory. Russia's military and naval victories culminated in the triumphal entrance of Russian forces into Paris in 1814 in celebration... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
This book provides an overview of the state of Russia after the 2012 presidential election. It considers a wide range of both domestic and international issues, examining both the run up to and the consequences of the election. It covers political, economic, and social topics. It assesses the political scene both before and after the election, and... more...