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

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  • 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...

  • Kremlin Risingby Peter Baker; Susan Glasser

    Scribner 2005; US$ 27.50

    "A superb portrait of Putin's Russia by two reporters with an eye for the telling detail, an ear for the subtext of Russian life, and balanced, probing judgments about one of the most important dramas of our time." --Strobe Talbott, President, Brookings Institution more...

  • Lost Cosmonautby Daniel Kalder

    Scribner 2006; US$ 19.95

    "Imagine a Bill Bryson with Tourette's, and you'll have some of the flavour of this spasmodic, deliberately crass, strangely wonderful book." -- Evening Standard (London) 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$ 144.00

    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$ 110.00

    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$ 54.95

    The Russo-Chechen conflict has been the bloodiest war in Europe since the Second World War. It continues to drag on, despite the fact that it hits the headlines only when there is some 'terrorist spectacular'. Providing a comprehensive overview of the war and the issues connected with it, the author examines the origins of the conflict historically... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    With the region of the Caucasus with its ongoing, and even deteriorating, crisis and instability and its strategic and economic importance increasingly at the front of the world's attention, this volume presents and discusses some of the complexities and problems arising in the region such as Islamic terrorists and al-Qaida. Scholars from different... more...

  • Russia, 1762-1825: Military Power, the State, and the Peopleby Janet Hartley

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 132.00

    A study of the Russian Empire at the peak of its military power and success (1762-1825), this important book examines how a country with none of the obvious trappings of modernization was able to significantly expand its territory. Russia's military and naval victories culminated in the triumphal entrance of Russian forces into Paris in 1814 in celebration... more...

  • State, Power and Community in Early Modern Russiaby Brian Davies

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 170.00

    State, Power and Community in Early Modern Russia is a vivid reconstruction of life in one of the garrison towns built on Muscovy's southern steppe frontier in the early Seventeenth-century to defend against Tatar raids. It focuses on how the colonization process shaped power relations in a particular southern garrison community, both at the village... more...