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- 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...
- CRC Press 2013; US$ 94.95
Introduction: Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States?Common Legacy and Challenge of the Post-Communist Era; Saltanat Liebert, Stephen E. Condrey, and Dmitry Goncharov Ukrainian Public Management: Top-Down or Bottom-Up Reform?; Stephen E. Condrey, Svitlana Slava, R. Paul Battaglio, and Mykola Palinchak ... 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...