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Russia (Federation). Russian S.F.S.R.

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  • Portrait of a Russian Provinceby Catherine Evtuhov

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Several stark premises have long prevailed in our approach to Russian history. It was commonly assumed that Russia had always labored under a highly centralized and autocratic imperial state. The responsibility for this lamentable state of affairs was ultimately assigned to the profoundly agrarian character of Russian society.  The countryside,... more...

  • Identities and Politics During the Putin Presidencyby Philipp Casula; Jeronim Perovic; Ivo Mijnssen; Heiko Haumann

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    How could an undemocratic regime manage to stabilise Russia? What is Putin's success formula? What are the symbolic and discursive underpinnings of Russia's new stability? Many outside observers of Russia regarded the authoritarian tendencies during the Putin presidency as a retreat from, or even the end of, democratization. Rather than attempting... more...

  • Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraftby Allen Lynch

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 24.95

    Since Russian leader Vladimir Putin assumed power in August 1999, speculation about his character, motives, and plans for Russia?s future has been rampant in the West. A portrait of Putin has emerged in the West that is one-dimensional, ill informed, and diametrically opposed to the image of Putin the majority of Russians hold. Even after he stepped... more...

  • Auf den Trümmern von Königsbergby Bert Hoppe

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 140.00

    Nach der Eroberung von Königsberg durch die Rote Armee am 9. April 1945 und der Einverleibung des nördlichen Ostpreußen in die UdSSR hatten sich die neuen Machthaber zum Ziel gesetzt, aus Königsberg eine sowjetische Stadt zu machen. Neben dem Bevölkerungsaustausch und der Umbenennung in Kaliningrad im Juli 1946 kam der architektonischen... more...

  • Russian Foreign Policy in the Post-Soviet Eraby Dr Bobo Lo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 175.00

    In the first comprehensive treatment of its kind, Bobo Lo examines the course of Russian foreign policy in the decade following the Soviet collapse. Adopting a conceptual approach, he identifies the principal ideological and institutional factors that have influenced the thinking of decisionmaking behind the policies. Bobo Lo challenges many of the... more...

  • The Chechen Warsby Matthew Evangelista

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    Russian presidents Yeltsin and Putin justified their invasions of Chechnya as necessary to prevent a breakup of the Russian Federation. Evangelista challenges these justifications by exploring the sources of both wars and the implications for Russia's internal coherence and international standing. more...

  • Slavophiles and Commissarsby Judith Devlin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 138.00

    This book examines contemporary Russian nationalism as it reemerged in the wake of Gorbachev's liberalisation. The book argues that the new nationalism provided opponents of reform with an apparently novel justification for their hostility to the liberalisation inaugurated by Gorbachev and erratically pursued by Yeltsin. more...

  • Russia Transformedby Richard Rose; William Mishler; Neil Munro

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    Studies how Russians have reacted to the new regime following the fall of communism. 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...

  • Travel Moscowby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2007; US$ 4.99

    An illustrated city guide, phrasebook, and maps. Indulge Yourself with a personal tour guide on Your PDA. Fully illustrated. Historical overviews. Interesting facts. Street Map, Train Map, and more. Museums hours and ticket info. Navigate from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Access the guide anytime, anywhere - at home, on the... more...