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A History of Belarus

by Lubov Bazan Glagoslav Publications B.V. (November 30, 2014)

Rare materials on Belarus are a potential treasure trove for the English language reader. A blank spot on the map for many, Belarus is an undiscovered mystery in the heart of Europe - undiscovered, because little...


Empire of Corruption: The Russian National Pastime

by Vladimir Soloviev Glagoslav Publications B.V. (November 30, 2014)

Empire of Corruption is Vladimir Soloviev's attempt to share his opinions on Russia's ways of dealing with corruption. With a certain irony, Soloviev calls the issue 'the Russian national pastime', explaining...


Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia: A Source Book on Lived Religion

by Heather Coleman Indiana University Press (September 03, 2014)

From sermons and clerical reports to personal stories of faith, this book of translated primary documents reveals the lived experience of Orthodox Christianity in 19th- and early 20th-century Russia. These documents...


In Marx's Shadow: Knowledge, Power, and Intellectuals in Eastern Europe and Russia

by Serguei Oushakine, Costica Bradatan, Natasa Kovacevic & Elena Gapova et al. Lexington Books (March 19, 2010)

The volume draws attention to the unknown and unexplored areas, trends and ways of thinking under the communist regime. It demonstrates how various bodies of knowledge (philosophical, social, political, aesthetic,...


1990: Russians Remember a Turning Point

by Irina Prokhorova MacLehose Press (August 12, 2014)

Although 1989 and 1991 witnessed more spectacular events, 1990 was a year of embryonic change in Russia: Article 6 of the constitution was abolished, and with it the Party's monopoly on political power. This...


Rasputin

by Frances Welch Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (October 14, 2014)

Told with humor, intrigue, and a shrewd eye for detail, this riveting short biography sheds much-needed light on the life of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin.

Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant...


Putin's Kleptocracy

by Karen Dawisha Simon & Schuster (September 30, 2014)

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power,...


Deathride

by John Mosier Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

The German invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, began a war that lasted nearly four years and created by far the bloodiest theater in World War II. In the conventional narrative of this war, Hitler...


Suppressed Terror: History and Perception of Soviet Special Camps in Germany

by Bettina Greiner Lexington Books (April 24, 2014)

After World War II, 154,000 Germans were arrested by the Soviet secret police and held incommunicado in so-called special camps in the Soviet occupation zone. One third of the inmates did not survive captivity....


The Inspector

by Nikolai Gogol, Richard Pevear, Richard Nelson & Larissa Volokhonsky Theatre Communications Group (May 02, 2014)

A new series translating the major works of Russian drama.


Historical Dictionary of Russian Music

by Daniel Jaffé Scarecrow Press (March 08, 2012)

The Historical Dictionary of Russian Music relates the history of Russian music through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant...


Twilight of Splendor: The Court of Queen Victoria During Her Diamond Jubilee Year

by Greg King Wiley (June 01, 2007)

Power, pageantry, and pride

Queen Victoria ruled the most powerful empire the world has ever seen, covering one fourth of the earth's land surface, reigning over subjects on every continent, and exercising undisputed...


The Fate of the Romanovs

by Greg King & Penny Wilson Wiley (April 21, 2008)

Abundant, newly discovered sources shatter long-held beliefs

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 revealed, among many other things, a hidden wealth of archival documents relating to the imprisonment and...


The Poetics of Early Russian Literature

by D. S. Likhachev & Christopher M. Arden-Close Lexington Books (March 13, 2014)

This translation of Likhachev’s Poetika Drevnerusskoy Literatury (The Poetics of Early Russian Literature), is a study of medieval Russian literature, as contrasted with modern literature in its narrative...


Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media

by Svitlana Malykhina Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media takes a unique perspective on Russian media, culture, and society by bridging linguistic anthropology and media studies. Svitlana Malykhina analyzes...


The Return

by Daniel Treisman Free Press (January 04, 2011)

Russia has long been a source of puzzlement— and sometimes alarm—for Western observers. Since shaking off communism two decades ago, the country has seemed wobbly at best, thoroughly corrupt and threatening...


The Revolution Betrayed

by León Trotsky & Max Eastman Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

One of Marxism's most important texts, this 1936 polemic explores the fate of the Russian Revolution after Lenin's death. A brilliant and profound evaluation of Stalinism, it prophesies the inevitable collapse...


Essential Works of Lenin: "What Is to Be Done?" and Other Writings

by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Four most significant works, also including "The Development of Capitalism in Russia," "Imperialism, the Highest State of Capitalism," and "The State and Revolution."


God and the State

by Michael Bakunin Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

A founder of modern philosophical anarchism presents a clear introduction to anarchist thought and a manifesto of atheism. This influential work offers a mind-opening experience for even the most skeptical readers....


The Essential Marx

by Karl Marx & León Trotsky Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Compact and fascinating, this invaluable work not only presents Marx's thoughts in his own words, it places them in the swirling context of the early 20th century.


The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History

by Barbara Stelzl-Marx, Stefan Karner, Günter Bischof & Peter Ruggenthaler et al. Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

At the beginning of June 1961, the tensions of the Cold War were supposed to abate as both sides sought a resolution. The two most important men in the world, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, met for a...


Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia

by Alexander Bogdanov, Charles Rougle, Loren R. Graham & Richard Stites Indiana University Press (June 01, 1984)

"[A] surprisingly moving story." -The New Yorker

"Bogdanov's novels reveal a great deal about their fascinating author, about his time and, ironically, ours, and about the genre of utopia as well as his contribution...


Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russia: The Ritual Murder Trial of Mendel Beilis

by Robert Weinberg Indiana University Press (November 20, 2013)

On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the killing was a ritual murder,...


The Kravchenko Case: One Man's War on Stalin

by Gary Kern Enigma Books (October 01, 2007)

Victor Kravchenko--the most discussed Soviet defector at the height of the Cold War.


Russian and Soviet History: From the Time of Troubles to the Collapse of the Soviet Union

by Steven A. Usitalo & William Benton Whisenhunt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 28, 2008)

An original and thought-provoking text, Russian and Soviet History uses noteworthy themes and important events from Russian history to spark classroom discussion. Consisting of twenty essays written by experts...


In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine

by Jeffrey Veidlinger Indiana University Press (November 01, 2013)

The story of how the Holocaust decimated Jewish life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe is well known. Still, thousands of Jews in these small towns survived the war and returned afterward to rebuild their communities....


A History of Russia and Its Empire: From Mikhail Romanov to Vladimir Putin

by Kees Boterbloem Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 28, 2013)

This clear and focused text provides an introduction to imperial Russian and Soviet history from the crowning of Mikhail Romanov in 1613 to Vladimir Putin’s new term. Through a consistent chronological narrative,...


Lenin and His Comrades: The Bolsheviks Take Over Russia 1917-1924

by Yuri Felshtinsky Enigma Books (October 26, 2010)

Reads like a true crime investigation. Hard-hitting anti-communist slant by dissident critic of the communist regime.


From Peasant to Patriarch: Account of the Birth, Upbringing, and Life of His Holiness Nikon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

by Ioann Shusherin, Kevin Kain & Katia Levintova Lexington Books (April 26, 2007)

This book chronicles Nikon's entire life, focusing on the patriarch's relationship with the Romanov royal family and his monastery building program. The narrative also features rare eyewitness accounts of monumental...


World Disorders: Troubled Peace in the Post-Cold War Era

by Stanley Hoffmann Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 22, 2000)

Stanley Hoffmann has remarked that 'It wasn't I who chose to study world politics. World politics forced themselves upon me.' Long one of the field's most distinguished thinkers, Hoffmann brings together in...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Russian/Soviet Relations

by Norman E. Saul Scarecrow Press (November 18, 2008)

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Russian/Soviet Relations identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Russian/Soviet relations and places them in the context of the complex...


The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire

by Margus Kolga & Igor Tõnurist Thomas Niimann (July 19, 2013)

The publisher of this book was a man who was born in 1938, in a free and democratic country (Estonia), with Estonian identity and citizenship. That all was amended in 1940 by Russian Empire as a result of the...


The Life and Times of Charles R. Crane, 1858-1939: American Businessman, Philanthropist, and a Founder of Russian Studies in America

by Norman E. Saul Lexington Books (December 21, 2012)

Charles R. Crane acquired his appreciation for Russian culture and life through travel in the country, making a total of twenty-four trips to Russia. Crane developed friendships and professional relationships...


The Oligarchs: Money and Power in Capitalist Russia

by Claes Ericson & Hugh Rodwell Stockholm Text (March 04, 2012)

The story about extreme money and power in the world’s boldest capitalist experiment, where some young men became immensely rich.


The Socialist Sixties: Crossing Borders in the Second World

by Anne E. Gorsuch & Diane P. Koenker Indiana University Press (June 12, 2013)

The 1960s have reemerged in scholarly and popular culture as a protean moment of cultural revolution and social transformation. In this volume socialist societies in the Second World (the Soviet Union, East...


The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II

by Greg King Wiley (April 21, 2008)

Praise for The Court of the Last Tsar

"Any book by Greg King is a book to be kept and savored. He has not only given us a fresh, clear-eyed, and often startling new look at the life of the last Romanovs, but...


Chechen Jihad

by Yossef Bodansky HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In this authoritative look at the roots of modern terrorism, Yossef Bodansky, one of the most respected—and best-informed—experts on radical Islamism in the world today, pinpoints the troubled region of...


The Crusader

by Paul Kengor HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Based on extraordinary research: a major reassessment of Ronald Reagan's lifelong crusade to dismantle the Soviet Empire–including shocking revelations about the liberal American politician who tried to collude...


Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk

by Elissa Bemporad Indiana University Press (April 29, 2013)

Minsk, the present capital of Belarus, was a heavily Jewish city in the decades between the world wars. Recasting our understanding of Soviet Jewish history, Becoming Soviet Jews demonstrates that the often...


The Most Dangerous Art: Poetry, Politics, and Autobiography after the Russian Revolution

by Donald Loewen Lexington Books (December 05, 2007)

The book shows how three of Russia's most important twentieth century poets used autobiographical prose to defend poetry and the poet in an era when poetry was under attack. It juxtaposes these autobiographies...


Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema

by Peter Rollberg Scarecrow Press (November 07, 2008)

The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema is the first reference work of its kind in the English language devoted entirely to the cinema of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet...


Ruling Russia: Law, Crime, and Justice in a Changing Society

by William Alex Pridemore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 25, 2005)

Law, crime, and justice are among the most salient issues in any country. This is especially true for a transitional nation like Russia that is facing tremendous social, political, and economic changes, many...


The Détente Deception: Soviet and Western bloc Competition and the Subversion of Cold War Peace

by Douglas Rivero UPA (December 19, 2012)

This book examines the competition between the Western and Soviet blocs in the less-developed world during the final years of Détente. Rivero assesses if the Soviet bloc pushed for strategic gains in the Third...


Shatterzone of Empires: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands

by Omer Bartov & Eric D Weitz Indiana University Press (February 15, 2013)

Shatterzone of Empires is a comprehensive analysis of interethnic relations, coexistence, and violence in Europe's eastern borderlands over the past two centuries. In this vast territory, extending from the...


Chernobyl: Crime without Punishment

by Alla A. Yaroshinskaya Transaction Publishers (September 25, 2012)

“Russian journalist Yaroshinskaya has prepared an extensive, thorough account of the tragedy at Chernobyl. She documents a series of misinformation campaigns by the Soviet government to avoid responsibility...


Blockbuster History in the New Russia: Movies, Memory, and Patriotism

by Stephen M. Norris Indiana University Press (October 19, 2012)

Seeking to rebuild the Russian film industry after its post-Soviet collapse, directors and producers sparked a revival of nationalist and patriotic sentiment by applying Hollywood techniques to themes drawn...


Imagining America: Influence and Images in Twentieth-Century Russia

by Alan M. Ball Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 09, 2004)

Drawing on a wide variety of contemporary journals, newspapers, films, and popular songs, Alan M. Ball compares American social, political, and cultural influence in two newborn Russian states: the young Soviet...


Fidel Castro

by Alex Moore Racehorse (January 17, 2017)

FIDEL CASTRO

August 13, 1926 – November 26, 2016.

“A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.”

--Fidel Castro

From revolutionary and symbol of strength to Cold War adversary, Fidel Castro was...


The Putin Interviews

by Robert Scheer & Oliver Stone Hot Books (June 16, 2017)

WITH SUBSTANTIAL MATERIAL NOT INCLUDED IN THE DOCUMENTARY

Academy Award winner Oliver Stone was able to secure what journalists, news organizations, and even other world leaders have long coveted: extended,...


The Plot to Scapegoat Russia

by Dan Kovalik & David Talbot Skyhorse (June 06, 2017)

An in-depth look at the decades-long effort to escalate hostilities with Russia and what it portends for the future. Since 1945, the US has justified numerous wars, interventions, and military build-ups based...