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Reinterpreting the End of the Cold War: Issues, Interpretations, Periodizations

by Silvio Pons & Federico Romero

As the activities of individuals, organizations, and nations increasingly occur in cyberspace, the security of those activities is becoming a growing concern. Political, economic and military leaders must manage...


Longman Companion to Imperial Russia, 1689-1917

by David Longley

This is the first book of its kind to draw together information on the major events in Russian history from 1695 to 1917 - covering the eventful period from the accession of Peter the Great to the fall of Nicholas...


The Soviet Union under Brezhnev

by William J. Tompson

The Soviet Union Under Brezhnev provides an accessible post-Soviet perspective on the history of the USSR from the mid-1960's to the mid-1980's. It challenges both the 'evil empire' image of the USSR that was...


Conscience Dissent and Reform in Soviet Russia

by Philip Boobbyer

This book embraces the political, intellectual, social and cultural history of Soviet Russia. Providing a useful perspective of Putin's Russia, and with a strong historical and religious background, the book:...


Siberia: A History of the People

by Janet M. Hartley

Larger in area than the United States and Europe combined, Siberia is a land of extremes, not merely in terms of climate and expanse, but in the many kinds of lives its population has led over the course of...


To the Edge of the World: The Story of the Trans-Siberian Express, the World's Greatest Railroad

by Christian Wolmar

To the Edge of the World, is an adventure in travel—full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering....


Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic: Regional Dynamics in a Global World

by Rolf Tamnes & Kristine Offerdal

Written by a group of leading experts on Artic affairs, this book offers a historically informed and comprehensive study of the geopolitics and security challenges of the Arctic.

The key aim of the work is to...


Sedition: Everyday Resistance in the Soviet Union under Khrushchev and Brezhnev

by Vladimir A. Kozlov & Prof. Sheila Fitzpatrick

This book explores Soviet prosecution records to tell the hidden story of ordinary citizens who were arrested for expressing discontent during the Khrushchev and Brezhnev years.


Misunderstanding Russia: Russian Foreign Policy and the West

by Magda Leichtova

Well argued and balanced, Leichtova provides an alternative and more constructive understanding of what drives Russian foreign policy. The book is based on the concepts of constructivism and orientalism in international...


Lenin's Revolution: Russia, 1917-1921

by David R. Marples

This study examines one of the key events in history, the Russian Revolution. Since the late Gorbachev period, a wealth of new material has become available to historians that has triggered intense scholarly...


Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafia: Russia, the Baltic States and the CIS since 1991

by Martin McCauley

 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...


the Formation of Muscovy 1300 - 1613

by Robert O. Crummey

This is a comprehensive account of the rise of the late medieval Russian monarchy with Moscow as its capital, which was to become the territorial core of the Soviet Union. The legacy of the Grand Princes and...


The Early Slavs: Eastern Europe from the Initial Settlement to the Kievan Rus

by Pavel Dolukhanov

The history of the early Slavs is a subject of renewed interest and one which is highly controversial both politically and historically. This pioneering text reviews the latest archaelogical (and other) evidence...


The Early Slavs: Eastern Europe from the Initial Settlement to the Kievan Rus

by Pavel Dolukhanov

The history of the early Slavs is a subject of renewed interest and one which is highly controversial both politically and historically. This pioneering text reviews the latest archaelogical (and other) evidence...


Ivan the Terrible

by Maureen Perrie & Andrei Pavlov

This is the first major re-assessment of Ivan the Terrible to be published in the West in the post-Soviet period. It breaks away from older stereotypes of the tsar - whether as 'crazed tyrant' and 'evil genius',...


Ivan the Terrible

by Maureen Perrie & Andrei Pavlov

This is the first major re-assessment of Ivan the Terrible to be published in the West in the post-Soviet period. It breaks away from older stereotypes of the tsar - whether as 'crazed tyrant' and 'evil genius',...


Lina and Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev

by Simon Morrison

The dramatic, untold story of Lina and Serge Prokofiev, a doomed love story and a shattering portrait of an artist.


Russia's Cold War: From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall

by Jonathan Haslam

The phrase ";Cold War"; was coined by George Orwell in 1945 to describe the impact of the atomic bomb on world politics: ";We may be heading not for a general breakdown but for an epoch as horribly stable as...


The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom

by Stefan Waydenfeld

In a forgotten chapter of history, 1.5 million Polish civilians-arbitrarily arrested by Stalin as enemies of the people following the Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939-were deported to slave labor...


Klop: Britain's Most Ingenious Secret Agent

by Peter Day

Klop Ustinov was Britain's most ingenious secret agent, but he wasn't authorised to kill. Instead, he was authorised to tell tall tales, bemusing and beguiling his enemies into revealing their deepest, darkest...