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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • Contemporary Memoirs of Russia from 1727-1744by C.H. Von Manstein

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00

    First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Russia at a Crossroadsby Nurit Schleifman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    The meaning of Russia's past is in a process of continuous deconstruction, reshaping and negotiation by various social and political groupings. Of the deluge of group memories which have broken loose, this collection focuses on several new voices which have never been heard in Russia in this way before: women, Tatars, Cossacks, as well as the voices... more...

  • The Soviet Transitionby Ottorino Cappelli; Rita di Leo; Stephen White

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    Of course we watched it all on television, day by day, as the Evil Empire transmuted into the Circus Bear, but seeing it and knowing what to think about it are not the same. Scholars from eastern and western Europe and North America help out, in 14 papers from an April 1992 conference in Naples. 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...

  • Swimming in the Daylightby Lisa C. Paul

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    In September 1984, Lisa Paul, an American college student living in Moscow and working as a nanny, enters Inna Meiman’s house for her first Russian language lesson. And so begins a two year friendship and fight for Inna’s life. Swimming in the Daylight chronicles Inna’s struggle to shed her refusnik status and to be granted a visa to travel to America,... more...

  • The State of Russia Under the Present Czarby John Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The state of Russia, under the present czar. In relation to the several great and remarkable things he has done, as to his naval preparations, the regulating his army, the reforming his people, and improvement of his countrey. Particularly those works on which the author was employ'd ... Also an account of those Tartars, and other people who border... more...

  • Ethnicity and Territory in the Former Soviet Unionby Dr James Hughes; Gwendolyn Sasse

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The collapse of the Soviet empire in 1991 removed a decades-long system of successful control of potential ethnic and regional conflict . The result was the eruption of numerous conflicts over state-building, some of which degenerated into violence and some of which were resolved or prevented by strategies of accommodation. This volume explores the... more...

  • Everyday Life in Russia Past and Presentby Choi Chatterjee; David L. Ransel; Mary Cavender; Karen Petrone

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    In these original essays on long-term patterns of everyday life in prerevolutionary, Soviet, and contemporary Russia, distinguished scholars survey the cultural practices, power relations, and behaviors that characterized daily existence for Russians through the post-Soviet present. Microanalyses and transnational perspectives shed new light on the... more...

  • All the Clean Ones Are Marriedby Lori Cidylo

    Chicago Review Press 2001; US$ 17.99

    In 1991, Lori Cidylo shocked her Ukrainian Polish-born parents when she told them she was leaving her reporter's job on an upstate New York newspaper to live and work in the rapidly dissolving Soviet Union. For six years she lived on a shoe-string budget in Moscow, in tiny, run-down apartments, struggling with broken toilets and indifferent landlords... more...

  • Politics, Paradigms, and Intelligence Failures: Why So Few Predicted the Collapse of the Soviet Unionby Ofira Seliktar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Washington's failure to foresee the collapse of its superpower rival ranks high in the pantheon of predictive failures. The question of who got what right or wrong has been intertwined with the deeper issue of "who won" the Cold War. Like the disputes over "who lost" China and Iran, this debate has been fought out along ideological and partisan lines,... more...