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The Second World War on the Eastern Front

by Lee Baker

Russia's engagement with Germany on the Eastern Front during World War II was ferocious, unprecedented and bloody, costing millions of civilian and military lives. In this challenging new book, Lee Baker distinguishes...


1948 and 1968 - Dramatic Milestones

by Laura Cashman

This volume has been published to coincide with the anniversaries of two significant milestones in Czech and Slovak history - the establishment of communist rule in 1948 and the Prague Spring of 1968 - and in...


Dracula's Bloodline: A Florescu Family Saga

by Radu R. Florescu & Matei Cazacu

This book tells the story of the Florescu family, from its feudal blood ties, to notorious 15th century figure Vlad Tepes (Count Dracula), right up to present day. The authors drew on research that had mostly...


The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture

by Charles King

The first English-language book to present a complete picture of this intriguing East European borderland, The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture, illuminates the perennial problems of...


The Modern Uzbeks: From the Fourteenth Century to the Present: A Cultural History

by Edward A. Allworth

In this study of the modern Uzbeks, Professor Edward A. Allworth provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of an important group of Muslim people who live within the boundaries of the Soviet Union. After...


Historical Dictionary of Moldova

by Andrei Brezianu & Vlad Spânu

The Republic of Moldova claims a European lineage reaching back in time long before its 14th century accession to statehood. In the 15th century, it managed against all odds to avoid being conquered by Islam...


Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot

by Alexander Mladenov & Adam Tooby

Like the American A-10 Warthog, the first Soviet jet dedicated by design to CAS (Close Air Support), the 'Frogfoot' has durability and firepower.

In February 2012, the Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name Frogfoot)...


Changing Urban Landscapes

by Aa. Vv. & Marco Buttino

The vast territory from Asia to Eastern Europe that was part of or under the influence of the Soviet Union comprised cities, which have undergone profound changes in the last twenty years. The opening of borders...


Russia and the Soviet Union: A Historical Introduction from the Kievan State to the Present

by John M Thompson

This balanced and succinct account of Russian and Soviet history covers from the first Kievan states to the present day.


The Politics of Greed: How Privatization Structured Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

by Andrew Harrison Schwartz, David Ellerman & John Zysman

An in-depth political history of privatization in Central and Eastern Europe, The Politics of Greed demonstrates that the way that assets are privatized matters, both with respect to national economic performance...


Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus

by Oliver Bullough

In a transfixing blend of history and travelogue, a journalist tells the harrowing story of the forgotten peoples of the Caucasus


Engaging Europe: Rethinking a Changing Continent

by Evlyn Gould & George J., Jr. Sheridan

What and where and who is Europe? This unique collection contends that Europe cannot be defined as simply a particular geographic location or a group of citizens who inhabit the same place and share a culture....


Operation Barbarossa: The German Invasion of Soviet Russia

by Robert Kirchubel

In the first 6 months of Hitler's World War II Nazi invasion, over 5 million of Stalin's Russian troops were killed, wounded, or captured defending their Motherland.

Germany's surprise assault on the Soviet...


The Devil's Garden: A War Crimes Investigator's Story

by John R. Cencich

In 2002 John Cencich traveled to a safe house in Belgrade to interview the former head of a Yugoslav secret intelligence agency. In less than an hour, Cencich had what he needed: corroboration of information...


T-72 Main Battle Tank 1974-93

by Steven Zaloga & Peter Sarson

The Russian T-72 Ural tank is the most widely-deployed main battle tank of the current generation. Used by the armies of the former Warsaw pact and Soviet Union, it has also been exported in large numbers to...


Russia's Carnival: The Smells, Sights, and Sounds of Transition

by Christoph Neidhart

Neidhart convincingly argues that Russia is a different country from the Soviet Union, growing into a Western-style, middle-class society with a free market and a democratic policy.


Journal 1935-1944: The Fascist Years

by Mihail Sebastian

Hailed as one of the most important portrayals of the dark years of Nazism, this powerful chronicle by the Romanian Jewish writer Mihail Sebastian offers a lucid and finely shaded analysis of erotic and social...


International Dimensions of Authoritarian Persistence: Lessons from Post-Soviet States

by Michael E., Jr. Aleprete, Rachel Vanderhill & Thomas Ambrosio

how international factors interact with domestic conditions in ways that enable the persistence of authoritarianism in post-Soviet states. Several of these states are generally understudied in political science...


Redrawing Nations: Ethnic Cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948

by Ana Siljak, Philipp Ther & Arnd Bauerkamper

After World War II, some 12 million Germans, 3 million Poles and Ukrainians, and tens of thousands of Hungarians were expelled from their homes and forced to migrate to their supposed countries of origin. Using...


The Left Transformed in Post-Communist Societies: The Cases of East-Central Europe, Russia, and Ukraine

by Jane Leftwich Curry & Joan Barth Urban

One of the most unexpected outcomes of the Soviet bloc's transition out of communism is the divergent but important paths followed by once ruling communist parties. In The Left Transformed this ideological split...