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  • 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...

  • Saving Stalin's Imperial Cityby Steven M. Maddox

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Saving Stalin?s Imperial City is the history of the successes and failures in historic preservation and of Leningraders? determination to honor the memory of the terrible siege the city had endured during World War II. The book stresses the counterintuitive nature of Stalinist policies, which allocated scarce wartime resources to save historic monuments... more...

  • Die Putin-Show - Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen: Strategien positiver (Selbst-)Darstellung am Beispiel Wladimir Putinsby Weronika Schmidt

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 31.76

    Politikvermittlung ist in der heutigen Gesellschaft ohne die Unterstützung der Massenmedien nicht mehr möglich. Spätestens seit dem ersten Fernseh-Präsidenten John F. Kennedy, der sich nahezu perfekt dieses Mediums bediente, richtetet sich die Aufmerksamkeit der Medienforschung vor allem auf das Verhältnis zwischen Medien, Politiker und Publikum. Auch... more...

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

    CRC Press 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...

  • Daghestanby Robert Chenciner

    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...

  • 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...

  • Ethnic Relations in Post-Soviet Russiaby Andrew Foxall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    While the collapse of communism in Russia was relatively peaceful, ethnic relations have been deteriorating since then. This deterioration poses a threat to the functioning of the Russian state and is a major obstacle to its future development. Analysing ethnic relations in the North Caucasus, this book demonstrates how a myriad of processes that... 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...

  • 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...