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  • Putin's Warsby Marcel H. Van Herpen

    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...

  • Putin Reduxby Richard Sakwa

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Soviet Arcticby Pier Horensma

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    The Soviet Arctic is the first book to consider Soviet policy in this area from an historian's point of view. Horensma assesses the importance of historic legacies to current Soviet Arctic policy and their consequences on an international level. The book also discusses the significance of historic precedents in the determination of polar sovereignty. more...

  • Russia's Chechen Warby Tracey C. German

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Widespread media interest into the Chechen conflict reflects an ongoing concern about the evolution of federal Russia. Why did the Russian leadership initiate military action against Chechnya in December 1994 but against no other constituent part of the Federation? This study demonstrates that the Russian invasion represented the culmination of a crisis... more...

  • Extreme Nationalist Threat in Russiaby Thomas Parland

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the nature of the extreme right in contemporary Russia, arguing in particular that, alongside a continuing tradition which emphasizes Russia's orthodox and traditional past, an increasingly important intellectual current is drawing on Western European neo-fascist ideas and adapting them to the Russian situation. This book examines... more...

  • Rise and Fall of the Soviet Navy in the Baltic 1921-1940by Gunnar Åselius

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    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. Focussing on the Baltic Fleet, the author shows how the perceived balance of power in northern Europe came to have a major influence on Soviet... more...

  • Soviet Kareliaby Nick Baron

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    In 1920, Lenin authorised a plan to transform Karelia, a Russian territory adjacent to Finland, into a showcase Soviet autonomous region, to show what could be achieved by socialist nationalities policy and economic planning, and to encourage other countries to follow this example. However, Stalin?s accession to power brought a change of policy towards... 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...