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- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99
Because the turbulent trajectory of Russia's foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union echoes previous moments of social and political transformation, history offers a special vantage point from which to judge the current course of events. In this book, a mix of leading historians and political scientists examines the foreign policy... more...
- Summersdale 2012; US$ 9.99
Traveling across the former Soviet Union is a challenge at the best of times—doing so in a dilapidated VW is just that much more of an adventure A chance job offer at a timber yard in Estonia gives Thom and his old pal Jo a taste for the unknown. So when Uncle Tony asks them to drive to Vladivostok for another job, they can?t think of a good... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 279.00
The Caspian Sea is a unique natural feature, the world's largest landlocked water body. Historically the Caspian was one of the key zones where the interests of great powers such as Russia, Britain and Persia clashed. And the reason was and still is the oil - the 'black gold' of the Caspian and also the natural riches of the sea, its other... more...
- Gibson Square 2012; US$ 11.65
Impressive.' TLS 'Dodgy deals and horrible murders.' New Statesman Book of the Year ‘Explosive.? Daily Telegraph Welcome to the Putin Corporation. Russia?s March 2012 presidential election showed that Vladimir Putin?s position is unassailable. Why is he on course to lead Russia for a longer period than Stalin? Is Russia experimenting with a new form... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 29.95
"My goal is to show the reader that the Soviet political and economic system was unstable by its very nature. It was just a question of when and how it would collapse. . . ."From the Introduction to Collapse of an EmpireThe Soviet Union was an empire in many senses of the worda vast mix of far-flung regions and accidental citizens... more...
- Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00
Securitising Russia shows the impact of twenty-first-century security concerns on the way Russia is ruled. It demonstrates how President Putin has wrestled with terrorism, immigration, media freedom, religious pluralism, and economic globalism, and argues that fears of a return to old-style authoritarianism oversimplify the complex context of contemporary... more...
- Old Street Publishing 2013; US$ 10.19
For forty years Ivan Petrov careered, stumbled, staggered and rampaged all over the vast Soviet empire. Homeless (an illegal condition in the communist utopia), in and out of prison camps, almost always drunk, and with a gift for hilariously sending up the tragic absurdities of Soviet life, Ivan was a real-life Svejk. This is his unforgettable story,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
The book reveals the interconnection between social, cultural and political protest movements and social and economic changes in a post-communist country like Russia still dominated by bureaucratic rulers and "oligarchs" controlling all basic industries and mining activities. Those interests are also dominating Russia?s foreign policy and explain... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
Rivers figure prominently in a nation's historical memory, and the Volga and Mississippi have special importance in Russian and American cultures. Beginning in the pre-modern world, both rivers served as critical trade routes connecting cultures in an extensive exchange network, while also sustaining populations through their surrounding wetlands... more...