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Saving Stalin's Imperial City

by Steven M. Maddox

Saving Stalin's Imperial City is the history of the successes and failures in historic preservation and of Leningraders' determination to honor the memory of the terrible siege the city had endured during World...


Suppressed Terror

by Bettina Greiner

At the end of World War II, the Soviet secret police installed ten special camps in the Soviet occupation zone, later to become the German Democratic Republik. Between 1945 and 1950, roughly 154,000 Germans...


Historical Dictionary of Russian Music

by Daniel Jaffé

Russian music today has a firm hold around the world in the repertoire of opera houses, ballet companies, and orchestras. The music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Sergey Rachmaninov, Sergey Prokofiev,...


Night Witches. Soviet Airwomen of the Great Patriotic War

by Gian Piero Milanetti

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The Poetics of Early Russian Literature

by D.S. Likhachev & Christopher M. Arden-Close

This translation of Likhachev’s Poetika Drevnerusskoy Literatury (The Poetics of Early Russian Literature), provides a description of the basic themes of early (tenth to seventeenth century) Russian literature....


Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media

by Svitlana Malykhina

Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media builds on a growing body of work concerning post-Soviet media culture during the last, transformative decade. Making sense of the literary allusions...


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

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...


Red Star

by Alexander Bogdanov, Charles Rougle, Loren R. Graham & Richard Stites

"[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

by Robert Weinberg

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,...


Dead Mountain

by Donnie Eichar

A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller – What happened that night on Dead Mountain?

The mystery of Dead Mountain: In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains...


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...


From Peasant to Patriarch

by Ioann Shusherin, Kevin Kain & Katia Levintova

Nikon (1605-1681), patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, is best known for imposing the religious reforms that ultimately led to the schism of the Russian Orthodox Church. Yet only the Account of Birth, Life,...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Russian/Soviet Relations

by Norman E. Saul

For more than 200 years the United States and Russia have shared a multi-faceted relationship. Because of the rise of power the two countries enjoyed in the late 19th and through the 20th century, Russian-American...


The Life and Times of Charles R. Crane, 1858–1939

by Norman E. Saul

In The Life and Times of Charles R. Crane, Norman E. Saul analyzes the contributions of Charles R. Crane, world traveler, businessman, diplomat, and philanthropist in the setting of his times. Crane acquired...


Becoming Soviet Jews

by Elissa Bemporad

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

by Donald Loewen

At a time in Russia's history when poets could be (and sometimes were) killed for a poem, the autobiographies of three prominent poets, Osip Mandelstam, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Boris Pasternak, became a courageous...


The Dostoyevsky Collection

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by

Fyodor Dostoyevsky:

Crime and Punishment

The Gambler

The Grand Inquisitor

The Idiot

Notes From The Underground

Poor Folk

Possessed


By Fables Alone

by Andrei Zorin & Marcus C. Levitt

Academic Studies Press is proud to present this translation of Professor Andrei Zorin’s seminal Kormya Dvuglavogo Orla. This collection of essays includes several that have never before appeared in English,...


The Universe behind Barbed Wire

by Myroslav Marynovych, Zoya Hayuk, Katherine Younger & Timothy Snyder

This memoir by a prominent Ukrainian dissident, now in English translation, offers a unique account that spans the entire postwar period, from the author's childhood in newly Soviet western Ukraine and coming...