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- 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 2014; US$ 39.95
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...
- 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 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...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 25.00
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St Petersburg will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer. This uniquely visual guidebook includes illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3-D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot.... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 25.00
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Moscow will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer. The guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, along with 3-D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll... more...