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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chechnya at War and Beyondby Anne Le Huérou; Aude Merlin; Amandine Regamey; Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Russia-Chechen wars have had an extraordinarily destructive impact on the communities and on the trajectories of personal lives in the North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya. This book presents in-depth analysis of the Chechen conflicts and their consequences on Chechen society. It discusses the nature of the violence, examines the dramatic changes... more...

  • The Russian Presidency of Dimitri 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...

  • 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...

  • Top 10 Moscowby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Moscow in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Moscow has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on... more...

  • Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafiaby Martin Mccauley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    During the 1990s, the "roving bandits", big business or the oligarchs, stole Russia. They gained influence over President Yeltsin and his government, and gradually shaped policy in their own interests. In this first comprehensive account to explain why Russia took the course it did, Martin McCauley examines the period through the prism of government,... 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...

  • Informal Relations from Democratic Representation to Corruptionby Zdenka Mansfeldová

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    Informal relations have been one of the major research topics of the social sciences since the 1990s. In order to allow for meaningful comparisons between different combinations of the positive and negative effects of informal relations on democratic representation, this book focuses on post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe as a particular region... more...

  • 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...