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

  • Systemic and Non-Systemic Opposition in the Russian Federationby Dr Cameron Ross; Dr Neil Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Over the period December 2011-July 2013 a tidal wave of mass protests swept through the Russian Capital and engulfed scores of cities and regions. Civil society, it appeared, had at last woken up. This fascinating book examines the rise and fall of the non-systemic opposition and the role of the systemic political opposition during this turbulent... more...

  • Putin's Russiaby Stephen K. Wegren

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 48.99

    Now in a thoroughly revised and expanded edition, this text provides the most authoritative and current analysis available of the challenges facing Putin. Leading scholars consider a comprehensive array of economic, political, foreign policy, and social issues, offering an indispensable guide for anyone needing to understand contemporary Russia.... more...

  • Authoritarian Russiaby Vladimir Gel'man

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Russia today represents one of the major examples of the phenomenon of ?electoral authoritarianism? which is characterized by adopting the trappings of democratic institutions (such as elections, political parties, and a legislature) and enlisting the service of the country?s essentially authoritarian rulers. Why and how has the electoral authoritarian... more...

  • Putin's Warsby Marcel H. Van Herpen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    This fully updated book offers the first systematic analysis of Putin?s three wars, placing t he Second Chechen War, the war with Georgia of 2008, and the war with Ukraine of 2014?2015 in their broader historical context. Readable and clearly argued, this study is essential for understanding the dynamics of Putin?s regime. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chechen Conflictby Ali Askerov

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the Chechen Conflict covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Race and Racism in Russiaby Nikolay Zakharov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Race and Racism in Russia identifies the striking changes in racial ideas, practices, exclusions and violence in Russia since the 1990s, revealing how 'Russianness' has become a synonym for racial whiteness. This ground-breaking book provides new theories and substantive insights into race and ethnicity in a Russian context. more...

  • Russia's Postcolonial Identityby Viatcheslav Morozov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Pushing postcolonial studies and constructivist International Relations towards an uneasy dialogue, this book looks at Russia as a subaltern empire. It demonstrates how the dialectic of the subaltern and the imperial has produced a radically anti-Western regime, which nevertheless remains locked in a Eurocentric outlook. more...

  • Krieg der Täterby Claudia Weber

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2015; US$ 26.71

    Im Frühjahr 1943 wurde in der Nähe des russischen Dorfes Katyn ein grauenvoller Fund gemacht: Massengräber mit Tausenden Toten. Die Täterschaft ist zu diesem Zeitpunkt längst bekannt, wie die Autorin eindrücklich zeigt, und dennoch drehte sich die Geschichte der Massenerschiessungen von Katyn Jahrzehnte um die Frage, ob nun das »Dritte Reich« oder... more...

  • Mr. Putinby Fiona Hill; Clifford G. Gaddy

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    Who is Vladimir Putin? Observers have described him as a "man from nowhere"?someone without a face, substance, or soul. Russia experts Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy argue that Putin is in fact a man of many and complex identities. Drawing on a range of sources, including their own personal encounters, they describe six that are most essential: the... more...

  • Top 10 Tallinnby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Tallinn will lead you straight to the very best Tallinn has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's... more...