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

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  • 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...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Estoniansby Hilary Bird; Lembit Opik; Ulvi Mustmaa

    Oval Books 2010; US$ 4.99

    A guide to understanding the Estonians which dispels or confirms preconceived prejudices with humor and insight. more...

  • 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...

  • 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 Reduxby Richard Sakwa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    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...

  • The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, 2008-2012by J. L. Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The term "tandem" was used to describe the Putin-Medvedev combination which ruled Russia from 2008 to 2012, when Medvedev was president and Putin prime minister. Many people saw Putin as the real wielder of power, with Medvedev as his puppet. Others, however, saw Medvedev as a visionary, someone who envisioned large scale schemes - even though these... more...

  • Chechnya at War and Beyondby Anne Le Huérou; Aude Merlin; Amandine Regamey; Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Russia-Chechen wars have had an extraordinarily destructive impact on the communities and on the trajectories of personal lives in the North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya. This book presents in-depth analysis of the Chechen conflicts and their consequences on Chechen society. It discusses the nature of the violence, examines the dramatic changes... more...