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

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  • Saving Stalin's Imperial Cityby Steven M. Maddox

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Saving Stalin’s Imperial City is the history of the successes and failures in historic preservation and of Leningraders’ determination to honor the memory of the terrible siege the city had endured during World War II. The book stresses the counterintuitive nature of Stalinist policies, which allocated scarce wartime resources to save historic monuments... more...

  • Russia's Postcolonial Identityby Viatcheslav Morozov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Pushing postcolonial studies and constructivist International Relations towards an uneasy dialogue, this book looks at Russia as a subaltern empire. It demonstrates how the dialectic of the subaltern and the imperial has produced a radically anti-Western regime, which nevertheless remains locked in a Eurocentric outlook. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chechen Conflictby Ali Askerov

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 95.00

    The Historical Dictionary of the Chechen Conflict covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraftby Allen C. 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...

  • Putin's Warsby Marcel H. Van Herpen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 27.95

    This fully updated book offers the first systematic analysis of Putin’s three wars, placing t he Second Chechen War, the war with Georgia of 2008, and the war with Ukraine of 2014–2015 in their broader historical context. Readable and clearly argued, this study is essential for understanding the dynamics of Putin’s regime. more...

  • Vladimir Putin and the Evolution of Russian Foreign Policyby Bobo Lo

    Wiley 2008; US$ 41.95 US$ 36.36

    Almost three years after the first voluntary handover of power in Russian history, this book examines Putin's management of this complex agenda, and considers how Moscow's current approach to international relations resembles and differs from that under Yeltsin. Examines Putin's management of Russia's foreign policy two years after the... more...

  • The Soviet Arcticby Pier Horensma

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    The Soviet Arctic is the first book to consider Soviet policy in this area from an historian's point of view. Horensma assesses the importance of historic legacies to current Soviet Arctic policy and their consequences on an international level. The book also discusses the significance of historic precedents in the determination of polar sovereignty. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Navy in the Baltic 1921-1941by Gunnar Åselius

    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...

  • Russia's Chechen Warby Tracey C. German

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Widespread media interest into the Chechen conflict reflects an ongoing concern about the evolution of federal Russia. Why did the Russian leadership initiate military action against Chechnya in December 1994 but against no other constituent part of the Federation? This study demonstrates that the Russian invasion represented the culmination of a crisis... more...

  • The Extreme Nationalist Threat in Russiaby Thomas Parland

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the nature of the extreme right in contemporary Russia, arguing in particular that, alongside a continuing tradition which emphasizes Russia's orthodox and traditional past, an increasingly important intellectual current is drawing on Western European neo-fascist ideas and adapting them to the Russian situation. This book examines... more...