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  • Smashed in the USSRby Caroline Walton; Ivan Petrov

    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...

  • Public Administration in Post-Communist Countriesby Saltanat Liebert; Stephen E. Condrey; Dmitry Goncharov

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 89.95

    Although it has been more than 20 years since Communism crumbled in Central and Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, many scholars and politicians still wonder what the lifting of the Iron Curtain has really meant for these former Communist countries. And, because these countries were largely closed off to the world for so long, there has yet to be... more...

  • Russia?s Changing Economic and Political Regimesby Andrey Makarychev; Andre Mommen

    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...

  • Rivers, Memory, and Nation-Buildingby Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted

    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...

  • Putin's Warsby Marcel H. Van Herpen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 28.99

    This book offers the first systematic analysis of Putin?s two wars, placing the Second Chechen War and the War with Georgia of 2008 in their broader historical contexts. Drawing on extensive original Russian sources, Marcel H. Van Herpen analyzes in detail how Putin?s wars were prepared and conducted and why they led to allegations of war crimes... more...

  • Putin Reduxby Richard Sakwa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book builds on the strengths of the previous volumes by the same author to provide the most detailed and nuanced account of the man, his politics and his profound influence on Russian politics, foreign policy and society. However, this is not a new edition of the earlier books but is an entirely new work. The focus now is on the dilemmas... more...

  • Midnight in Siberiaby David Greene

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99

    After two and a half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene journeys thousands of kilometres by rail from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok to find out how Russians' lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. He meets a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking 'space rocks' from a meteor shower in Chelyabinsk,... more...

  • Moscow in the Makingby Ernest Simon; Shena Simon; W. A. Robson; J. Jewkes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book, published in 1937, reported on a four week visit to Moscow in 1936 to study the making of Moscow as a showpiece Soviet capital. At its core was the 1935 General Plan for the Reconstruction of Moscow but the book was a study of planning in the Soviet rather than the Western sense. Thus it covered many aspects of the city?s social and economic... 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...

  • 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...