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Britannia and the Bear: The Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars, 1917-1929

by Madeira Victor

Decades before the Berlin Wall went up, a Cold War had already begun raging. But for Bolshevik Russia, Great Britain - not America - was the enemy. Now, for the first time, Victor Madeira tells a story that...


NATO and Western Perceptions of the Soviet Bloc: Alliance Analysis and Reporting, 1951-69

by Evanthis Hatzivassiliou

This book examines the NATO reports on the Soviet bloc's political and economic system, from 1951 to the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and the beginning of detente.

As part of the wider...


Trotsky

by Geoffrey Swain

Without Trotsky there would have been no Bolshevik Revolution, but Trotsky was no Bolshevik.

Providing a full account of Trotsky's role during the Russian Civil War and concentrating on his time as an active...


Discourse, Dictators and Democrats: Russia's Place in a Global Process

by Richard D. Anderson Jr

Many people take the trouble to vote even though each voter's prospect of deciding the election is nearly nil. Russians vote even when pervasive electoral fraud virtually eliminates even that slim chance. Could...


Nineteenth-Century Russia: Opposition to Autocracy

by Derek Offord

This new Seminar Study provides students with a rewarding introduction to nineteenth-century Russia. This period of Russian history is, of course, characterised by the flowering of an enormously rich intellectual...


Land of the Bear: Siberian Campfires

by Denny Geurink

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This fascinating book relates all the excitement, mystery, danger, and adventure of living and traveling in Siberia.

It all started back in 1991, when I received an invitation via the Gorbachev government,...


The Inspector

by Nikolai Gogol, Richard Nelson & Richard Pevear

A new series translating the major works of Russian drama.


Crisis Management Challenges in Kaliningrad

by Eugene Krasnov, Anna Karpenko & Greg Simons

Crisis Management Challenges in Kaliningrad captures the evolving nature of the types of crises faced by a society as it transforms and evolves. Expert contributors from the region chart the tensions, problems...


Kiev: A Portrait, 1800-1917

by Michael F. Hamm

In a fascinating "urban biography," Michael Hamm tells the story of one of Europe's most diverse cities and its distinctive mix of Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and Jewish inhabitants. A splendid urban center...


A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia

by Ekaterina Pravilova

“Property rights” and “Russia” do not usually belong in the same sentence. Rather, our general image of the nation is of insecurity of private ownership and defenselessness in the face of the state....


Night Witches. Soviet Airwomen of the Great Patriotic War

by Gian Piero Milanetti

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Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia

by David Remnick

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb now presents the crucial second act--the attempt to form a Russian state from the ruins of the U.S.S.R. and the chaotic election of 1996. As before, readers...


Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

by David Remnick

In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy...


Bolshevism at a Deadlock (Routledge Revivals)

by Karl Kautsky

Bolshevism at a Deadlock was written Karl Kautsky, one of the leading Marxist intellectuals of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, in response to the catastrophic failures of Stalin's first Five...


A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel

by Edmund Levin

A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre.

 

On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky...


Which Socialism, Whose Détente?

by Maud Bracke

This study analyzes the impact of the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968–1969 on the two major communist parties in the West: the Italian and French ones. Discusses the central strategic and ideological tensions...


A Life Under Russian Serfdom

by Boris B. Gorshkov & N. Shcherban

This is a translation of one of very few Russian serfs' memoirs. Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom and life of his grandparents, parents, and fellow villagers. He describes family and communal...


Glasnost-Soviet Cinema Responds

by Nicholas Galichenko & Robert Allington

With the coming of glasnost to the Soviet Union, filmmakers began to explore previously forbidden themes, and distributors released films that were suppressed by pre-glasnost-era censors. Soviet cinema underwent...


The Return: Russia's Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev

by Daniel Treisman

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...


Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800

by Michael Khodarkovsky

"... a tremendously important contribution to the field of Russian history and the comparative study of empires and frontiers. There is no comparable work in any language.... The book presents an intricate and...