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  • Reconstructing the House of Cultureby Brian Donahoe; Joachim Otto Habeck

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00

    Notions of culture, rituals and their meanings, the workings of ideology in everyday life, public representations of tradition and ethnicity, and the social consequences of economic transition- these are critical issues in the social anthropology of Russia and other postsocialist countries. Engaged in the negotiation of all these is the House of... more...

  • The Slave Soul of Russiaby Daniel Rancour-Laferriere

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 22.95

    Why, asks Daniel Rancour-Laferriere in this controversial book, has Russia been a country of suffering? Russian history, religion, folklore, and literature are rife with suffering. The plight of Anna Karenina, the submissiveness of serfs in the 16th and 17th centuries, ancient religious tracts emphasizing humility as the mother of virtues, the trauma... more...

  • Responding to a Resurgent Russiaby Vinod K. Aggarwal; Kristi Govella

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 139.00

    In this volume, a set of issue and country experts tackle the questions surrounding the challenges of a resurgent Russia for the world order as well as for relations between the European Union and the United States.  more...

  • Sunlight at Midnightby Bruce Lincoln

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 19.95

    A fitting testament to [Lincoln's] literary skill. It evokes vividly the unconscionable gulf between the life of the city's aristocratic patrons and the misery of the masses.--New York Times ]]> more...

  • Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century and the Shadow of the Pastby Robert Legvold

    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...

  • One Steppe Beyondby Thom Wheeler

    Summersdale 2012; US$ 9.99

    Traveling across the former Soviet Union is a challenge at the best of timesdoing 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...

  • The Putin Corporationby Yuri Felshtinsky; Vladimir Pribylovsky

    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...

  • Daghestanby Robert Chenciner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Daghestan is home to more than 30 distinct peoples. Each has their own language yet they share a surprisingly homogeneous culture that has both withstood and absorbed centuries of external influences. A fascinating account of change and adaptation in the villages of this area. more...

  • Collapse of an Empireby Yegor Gaidar

    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 word—a vast mix of far-flung regions and accidental citizens... more...

  • Securitising Russiaby Edwin Bacon; Bettina Renz; Julian Cooper

    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...