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

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  • The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Navy in the Baltic 1921-1941by Gunnar Åselius

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    This book, based on extensive work in Russian archives, investigates how strategy, organisational rivalry and cultural factors came to shape naval developments in the Soviet Union, up to the invasion of 1941. more...

  • Soviet Kareliaby Nick Baron

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This work traces the evolution of Soviet Karelia in the early Soviet period, discussing amongst other things how relationships between the local communist leadership and Moscow changed over time, and how massive repression of the Karelian population was eventually imposed. more...

  • Magnetic Mountainby Stephen Kotkin

    University of California Press 1997; US$ 41.95

    This study is the first of its kind: a street-level inside account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it. Stephen Kotkin was the first American in 45 years to be allowed into Magnitogorsk, a city built in response to Stalin's decision to transform the predominantly agricultural nation into a "country of metal." With... more...

  • Kremlin Risingby Peter Baker; Susan Glasser

    Scribner 2005; US$ 27.50

    In the tradition of Hedrick Smith's The Russians, Robert G. Kaiser's Russia: The People and the Power, and David Remnick's Lenin's Tomb comes an eloquent and eye-opening chronicle of Vladimir Putin's Russia, from this generation's leading Moscow correspondents. With the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia launched itself on a fitful... more...

  • Lost Cosmonautby Daniel Kalder

    Scribner 2006; US$ 19.95

    Daniel Kalder belongs to a unique group: the anti-tourists. Sworn to uphold the mysterious tenets of The Shymkent Declarations , the anti-tourist seeks out the dark, lost zones of our planet, eschewing comfort, embracing hunger and hallucinations, and always traveling at the wrong time of year. In Lost Cosmonaut , Kalder visits locations that most... more...

  • Pop Culture Russia!by Birgit Beumers

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Aimed at students, travelers, and general readers, this volume explores popular culture in post-Soviet Russia. It opens with a chronology and a brief overview of Soviet cultural history. The remainder of the volume is divided into six chapters: the media; visual culture; performing arts; music and word; popular entertainment; and consumer culture. more...

  • The Legacy of the Soviet Unionby Wendy Slater; Andrew Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 138.00

    The Legacy of the Soviet Union offers a distillation by a group of eminent scholars of their experience of the post-Soviet years. Analysis of the post-Soviet landscape is accompanied by meditations on the impact of the post-Soviet transition on both policy-makers and academics. more...

  • Imitation in International Relationsby Benjamin Goldsmith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    Imitation and emulation are mechanisms of competition in international relations that are theoretically posited but empirically diffuse. Goldsmith provides a trenchant overview of the extant literature and evidence, finding that specification and operationalization problems may explain the disconnect. Providing a distinctive and generalizable approach... more...

  • Chechnya - Russia's 'War on Terror'by John Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Providing a comprehensive overview of the Russo-Chechen War, the author examines the origins of the conflict historically, and traces how both sides were dragged inexorably into war in the early 1990s. more...

  • Ethno-Nationalism, Islam and the State in the Caucasusby Moshe Gammer

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    The region of the Caucasus with its ongoing, and even deteriorating, crises and instability, and its critical strategic and economic importance, is increasingly at the focus of the world's attention. This book discusses the complexities and interplay among important forces at work in the region, including different brands of Islam, nationalisms, ethnic... more...