Category: Russia

  • Download Notes on the Cuff and Other Stories by Mikhail Bulgakov PDF

    By Mikhail Bulgakov

    This e-book interprets a number of of Bulgakov's early brief tales and feuilletons for the 1st time. They successfully current Bulgakov's own fight with the idiocies of Moscow's paperwork, together with the morning he went to paintings simply to find that his place of work had easily disappeared in a single day! In different characteristic articles written for Russian emigres in Berlin, Bulgakov deals a private examine post-revolutionary Russia. for example, he writes either a couple of good friend who shrewdly "remodels" his condominium to befuddle the hot Soviet housing professionals and experiences the trial of a mass assassin: a cab-driver who kills peasant horse investors for a residing. His shiny and infrequently funny sketches of Twenties Moscow convey this period to lifestyles.
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  • Download The Balkans: A Post-Communist History by Robert Bideleux PDF

    By Robert Bideleux

    A very good better half quantity to the profitable A heritage of jap Europe, this can be a country-by-country therapy of the modern background of every of the Balkan states: Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosova. With a particular conceptual framework for explaining divergent styles of historic switch, the publication shifts the emphasis clear of conventional cultural motives and concentrates at the pervasive impact of strongly entrenched vertical power-structures and power-relations. concentrating on political and monetary continuities and alterations because the Eighties, The Balkans comprises short overviews of the background of every country sooner than the Eighties to supply the heritage to allow all scholars of jap ecu history to make experience of the more moderen developments. 
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  • Download Lenin: A Revolutionary Life (Routledge Historical by Christopher Read PDF

    By Christopher Read

    From a hugely distinctive writer at the topic, this biography is a wonderful scholarly advent to at least one of the main figures of the Russian Revolution and post-Tsarist Russia. not just does it utilize archive fabric made newly to be had within the glasnost and post-Soviet eras, it re-examines conventional resources in addition, offering an unique interpretation of Lenin's existence and historic significance.

    Focal issues of this examine are:
    • Lenin's innovative ascetic personality
    • how he exploited tradition, schooling and propaganda
    • his courting to Marxism
    • his altering category research of Russia
    • his 'populist' instincts.

    A widespread determine on the leading edge of debates at the Russina revolution, learn makes certain that Lenin continues to be in his position as a hugely influential and critical determine of the hot past.
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  • Download Public Opinion in Postcommunist Russia by Matthew Wyman (auth.) PDF

    By Matthew Wyman (auth.)

    This ebook is a accomplished account of tendencies in Russian public opinion over the interval 1988-94. Analysing information from Russian polling organisations, it covers the advance of a pro polling and appears at altering well known moods; the intensity of democratic values; attitudes in the direction of political associations; the try and introduce a loose industry economic system and perspectives in regards to the lack of empire. Concluding sections give some thought to attitudinal transformations among social teams, and the influence of public opinion on postcommunist politics.

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  • Download Apricot Jam and Other Stories by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Stephan Solzhenitsyn, Kenneth Lantz PDF

    By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Stephan Solzhenitsyn, Kenneth Lantz

    To be had for the 1st time in English, Apricot Jam and different tales is the bright ultimate paintings of fiction from Nobel Prize-winning writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Written within the years among Solzhenitsyn's go back to Russia from exile in 1994, and his demise in 2008, those tales determine the author's place because the such a lot eloquent and acclaimed opponent of presidency oppression within the 20th century and as a real literary immense. Apricot Jam and different tales provides a chain of marvelous images of the Russian existence ahead of, in the course of and after Soviet rule. In 'The New Generation', a professor promotes a pupil merely out of fine will. Years later, a similar professor reveals himself arrested and, in a remarkable accident, his scholar turns into his interrogator. In 'Nastenka', younger ladies with an identical identify lead regimen, ordered lives – until eventually the Revolution exacts radical switch on them either.

    With an unforgettable solid of army commanders, imprisoned activists and displaced households, those tales play out the ethical dilemmas and ideological conflicts that outlined Russia within the 20th century.
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  • Download Erotic Utopia: The Decadent Imagination in Russia's Fin de by Olga Matich PDF

    By Olga Matich


    The first new release of Russian modernists skilled a profound experience of tension as a result of the idea that they have been dwelling in an age of decline. What made them particular was once their utopian prescription for overcoming the inevitability of decline and demise either by means of metaphysical and actual capability. They intertwined their mystical erotic discourse with ecu degeneration idea and its obsession with the destabilization of gender. In Erotic Utopia, Olga Matich means that same-sex wish underlay their so much radical utopian inspiration of abolishing the conventional procreative kin in desire of erotically precipitated abstinence.

     
    2006 Winner, selection Award for amazing educational Titles, present studies for educational Libraries Honorable point out, Aldo and Jean Scaglione Prize for stories in Slavic Languages and Literatures, smooth Language Association
    “Offers a clean viewpoint and a wealth of recent details on early Russian modernism. . . . it truly is required studying for somebody attracted to fin-de-siècle Russia and within the background of sexuality in general.”—Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal, Slavic and East eu Journal

    “Thoroughly entertaining.”—Avril Pyman, Slavic Review


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    "No historian of literature has checked out turn-of-the-century Russia within the standpoint present in Olga Matich’s groundbreaking study."
    ~ Yuri Tsivian, professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures, paintings heritage, and Comparative Literature, college of Chicago

    "In analyzing the biographies, photos, courses, and writings of those ‘decadent utopians,’ the writer illuminates, with an enlightened specificity and openness lengthy past due in Russian reviews, the effective intersection among psychopathology and modernism. Erotic Utopia makes a theoretically intriguing and richly informative contribution to our knowing of fin-de-siècle tsarist tradition and its desires and discontents."
    ~ Beth Holmgren, chair and professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures, college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    “Richly illustrated and proposal upsetting, this publication resembles no other.”
    ~ Choice


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  • Download Imperial Russia, 1801-1905 by Tim Chapman PDF

    By Tim Chapman

    Imperial Russia, 1801-1905 strains the advance of the Russian Empire from the homicide of 'mad Tsar Paul' to the reforms of the Nineties that have been an try to modernise the autocratic nation. this can be crucial examining for all scholars of the subject and offers a transparent and concise creation to the contentious old debates of 19th century Russia.
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  • Download Chief Culprit: Stalin's Grand Design to Start World War II by VIKTOR SUVOROV PDF

    By VIKTOR SUVOROV

    Bestselling writer Victor Suvorov probes newly published Soviet records and reevaluates current fabric to investigate Stalin's strategic layout to overcome Europe and the explanations in the back of his debatable aid for Nazi Germany. A former Soviet military intelligence officer, the writer explains that Stalin's approach best as much as global conflict II grew from Vladimir Lenin's trust that if global battle i didn't ignite the global Communist revolution, then a moment global warfare will be had to in achieving it. Stalin observed Nazi Germany because the strength that may struggle and weaken capitalist nations in order that Soviet armies might then sweep throughout Europe. Suvorov unearths how Stalin conspired with German leaders to avoid the Versailles Treaty, which forbade German rearmament, and secretly informed German engineers and officials and supplied bases and factories for conflict. He additionally calls consciousness to the 1939 nonaggression pact among the Soviet Union and Germany that allowed Hitler to continue along with his plans to invade Poland, fomenting struggle in Europe.

    Suvorov debunks the idea that Stalin used to be duped by way of Hitler and that the Soviet Union used to be a sufferer of Nazi aggression. in its place, he makes the case that Stalin neither feared Hitler nor mistakenly depended on him. Suvorov continues that when Germany occupied Poland, defeated France, and began to organize for an invasion of significant Britain, Hitler's intelligence companies detected the Soviet Union's arrangements for an immense battle opposed to Germany. This detection, he argues, ended in Germany's preemptive battle plan and the release of an invasion of the USSR. Stalin emerges from the pages of this e-book as a diabolical genius ate up by way of visions of a world Communist revolution at any cost--a chief who wooed Hitler and Germany in his personal attempt to overcome the area. In contradicting conventional theories approximately Soviet making plans, the e-book is bound to impress debate between historians during the international.

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  • Download A Ford Crosses Soviet Russia by George S Counts PDF

    By George S Counts

    Lang:- eng, Pages 243. Reprinted in 2015 with assistance from unique variation released lengthy back[1930]. This ebook is in black & white, Hardcover, stitching binding for longer lifestyles with Matt laminated multi-Colour dirt hide, published on top of the range Paper, re-sized as according to present criteria, professionally processed with no altering its contents. As those are previous books, there's a few pages that are blur or lacking or black spots. whether it is multi quantity set, then it's only unmarried quantity. we predict that you're going to comprehend our compulsion in those books. We came across this ebook very important for the readers who need to know extra approximately our previous treasure so we introduced it again to the cabinets. (Customisation is possible). desire you'll love it and provides your reviews and proposals. unique identify: A Ford Crosses Soviet Russia 1930 [Hardcover], unique writer: George S.Counts
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