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  • The Putin Corporationby Yuri Felshtinsky; Vladimir Pribylovsky

    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...

  • Collapse of an Empireby Yegor Gaidar

    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 word—a vast mix of far-flung regions and accidental citizens... more...

  • 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...

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

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 94.95

    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 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...