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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00
Bringing together leading scholars from Russia and outside experts on Russia, this book looks at the difference between the image Russia has of itself and the way it is viewed in the West. It discusses the historical, cultural and political foundations that these images are built upon, and goes on to analyse how contested these images are, and their... 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...
- 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...
- 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$ 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...
- 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...