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The First Socialist Society – A History of the Soviet Union from within 2e Enl (Obe) The First Socialist Society – A History of the Soviet Union from within 2e Enl (Obe) Новинка

The First Socialist Society – A History of the Soviet Union from within 2e Enl (Obe)

The First Socialist Society – A History of the Soviet Union from within 2e Enl (Obe)
Art of the Soviet Union: Portraits Art of the Soviet Union: Portraits Новинка

Art of the Soviet Union: Portraits

The books will showcase the best paintings and sculptures of the period and present rarely seen gems from provincial museums and museums of former Soviet republics. Each book opens with an expert article on the subject. Images are organised in chronological order, displaying a wide variety of artistic styles from Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Socialist Realism, Severe Style and Neorealism.
Art of the Soviet Union: Landscapes. Still Lifes. Nudes. Portraits. Box set 1-4 Art of the Soviet Union: Landscapes. Still Lifes. Nudes. Portraits. Box set 1-4 Новинка

Art of the Soviet Union: Landscapes. Still Lifes. Nudes. Portraits. Box set 1-4

Four books – Landscapes, Still Lifes, Nudes and Portraits – are opening a new series called Art of the Soviet Union. This set will examine different genres of art in the USSR, covering the period from the October Revolution in 1917 to the dissolution of the Union in 1991. The books will showcase the best paintings and sculptures of the period and present rarely seen gems from provincial museums and museums of former Soviet republics. Each book opens with an expert article on the subject. Images are organised in chronological order, displaying a wide variety of artistic styles from Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Socialist Realism, Severe Style and Neorealism.
Art of the Soviet Union: Landscapes Art of the Soviet Union: Landscapes Новинка

Art of the Soviet Union: Landscapes

Four books - Landscapes, Still Lifes, Nudes and Portraits - are opening a new series called Art of the Soviet Union. This set will examine different genres of art in the USSR, covering the period from the October Revolution in 1917 to the dissolution of the Union in 1991. The books will showcase the best paintings and sculptures of the period and present rarely seen gems from provincial museums and museums of former Soviet republics. Each book opens with an expert article on the subject. Images are organised in chronological order, displaying a wide variety of artistic styles from Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Socialist Realism, Severe Style and Neorealism.
Art of the Soviet Union: Still Lifes Art of the Soviet Union: Still Lifes Новинка

Art of the Soviet Union: Still Lifes

Four books - Landscapes, Still Lifes, Nudes and Portraits - are opening a new series called Art of the Soviet Union. This set will examine different genres of art in the USSR, covering the period from the October Revolution in 1917 to the dissolution of the Union in 1991. The books will showcase the best paintings and sculptures of the period and present rarely seen gems from provincial museums and museums of former Soviet republics. Each book opens with an expert article on the subject. Images are organised in chronological order, displaying a wide variety of artistic styles from Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Socialist Realism, Severe Style and Neorealism.
Art of the Soviet Union: Nudes Art of the Soviet Union: Nudes Новинка

Art of the Soviet Union: Nudes

Four books - Landscapes, Still Lifes, Nudes and Portraits - are opening a new series called Art of the Soviet Union. This set will examine different genres of art in the USSR, covering the period from the October Revolution in 1917 to the dissolution of the Union in 1991. The books will showcase the best paintings and sculptures of the period and present rarely seen gems from provincial museums and museums of former Soviet republics. Each book opens with an expert article on the subject. Images are organised in chronological order, displaying a wide variety of artistic styles from Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Socialist Realism, Severe Style and Neorealism.
Conte Roberto, Perego Stefano Soviet Asia. Soviet Modernist Architecture in Central Asia Conte Roberto, Perego Stefano Soviet Asia. Soviet Modernist Architecture in Central Asia Новинка

Conte Roberto, Perego Stefano Soviet Asia. Soviet Modernist Architecture in Central Asia

A fantastic collection of Soviet Asian architecture, many photographed here for the first time Soviet Asia explores the Soviet modernist architecture of Central Asia. Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego crossed the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, documenting buildings constructed from the 1950s until the fall of the USSR. The resulting images showcase the majestic, largely unknown, modernist buildings of the region. Museums, housing complexes, universities, circuses, ritual palaces - all were constructed using a composite aesthetic. Influenced by Persian and Islamic architecture, pattern and mosaic motifs articulated a connection with Central Asia. Grey concrete slabs were juxtaposed with colourful tiling and rectilinear shapes broken by ornate curved forms: the brutal designs normally associated with Soviet-era architecture were reconstructed with Eastern characteristics. Many of the buildings shown in Soviet Asia are recorded here for the first time, making this book an important document, as despite the recent revival of interest in Brutalist and Modernist architecture, a number of them remain under threat of demolition. The publication includes two contextual essays, one by Alessandro De Magistris (architect and History of Architecture professor, University of Milan, contributor to the book Vertical Moscow) and the other by Marco Buttino (Modern and Urban History professor, University of Turin, specializing in the history of social change in the USSR).
1917 and Beyond. Continuity, Rupture and Memory in Russian Music 1917 and Beyond. Continuity, Rupture and Memory in Russian Music Новинка

1917 and Beyond. Continuity, Rupture and Memory in Russian Music

Long before the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution in 2017, scholars of Russia and the Soviet Union had questioned the notion that 1917 might constitute some kind of single, decisive rupture, whether in historiography or history itself. In particular, historians have come to see the October Revolution as an expression of Russia’s broader experience of modernity, revealing continuities between Imperial Russia and what was to become the Soviet Union, disputing narratives of exceptionalism, and proposing affinities with models of social development arguably more characteristic of Western European countries.Taking inspiration from a body of scholarship which has problematized the question of how the aesthetic values of the 1920s gave way to what became Socialist Realism, as well as work which has challenged an entrenched divide between the Victorian era and modernism in English literary studies, this collection ranges widely over genres – opera, symphonic music, song – combines complementary methodological approaches – reception studies, cultural memory, librettology, intellectual history – and invokes not only the October Revolution, but other widely cited turning points in Russian history – romanticism into realism, cultural revolution, the Great Patriotic War, perestroika and the post-Soviet landscape, to suggest significant continuities.
Shelter from the Holocaust. Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union Shelter from the Holocaust. Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union Новинка

Shelter from the Holocaust. Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union

About 1.5 million East European Jews-mostly from Poland, the Ukraine, and Russia-survived the Second World War behind the lines in the unoccupied parts of the Soviet Union. Some of these survivors, following the German invasion of the USSR in 1941, were evacuated as part of an organized effort by the Soviet state, while others became refugees who organized their own escape from the Germans, only to be deported to Siberia and other remote regions under Stalin's regime. This complicated history of survival from the Holocaust has fallen between the cracks of the established historiographical traditions as neither historians of the Soviet Union nor Holocaust scholars felt responsible for the conservation of this history, which at best is pushed to the margins and often silenced or forgotten altogether. With Shelter from the Holocaust: Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union, editors Mark Edele, Sheila Fitzpatrick, and Atina Grossmann have compiled essays that are at the forefront of developing this entirely new field of transnational study, which seeks to integrate scholarship from the areas of the history of the Second World War and the Holocaust, the history of Poland and the Soviet Union, and the study of refugees and displaced persons.Life as an escapee of the Holocaust was terribly difficult and often lethal, but it at least offered the opportunity for survival and, therefore, an experience fundamentally different than the systematic genocide the Nazis unleashed o...
Gulag Voices Gulag Voices Новинка

Gulag Voices

Anne Applebaum wields her considerable knowledge of this dark chapter in history and presents a collection of the writings of survivors of the Gulag, the Soviet concentration camps. Although the opening of the Soviet archives to scholars has made it possible to write the history of this notorious concentration camp system, documents tell only one side of the story. "Gulag: An Anthology" now fills in the other half. The backgrounds of the writers reflect the extraordinary diversity of the Gulag itself. Here are the personal stories of figures such as renowned literary scholar Dmitri Likhachev; Anatoly Marchenko, the son of illiterate labourers; and, American citizen Alexander Dolgun. These remembrances – many of them appearing in English for the first time, each chosen for both literary and historical value – collectively spotlight the strange moral universe of the camps, as well as the relationships that prisoners had with one another, with their guards, and with professional criminals who lived beside them. A vital addition to the literature of this era, annotated for a generation that no longer remembers the Soviet Union, "Gulag: An Anthology" will inform, interest, and inspire, offering a source for reflection on human nature itself.
Alexievich Svetlana The Unwomanly Face of War Alexievich Svetlana The Unwomanly Face of War Новинка

Alexievich Svetlana The Unwomanly Face of War

Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front and in occupied territories. As Alexievich gives voice to women who are absent from official narratives - captains, sergeants, nurses, snipers and pilots - she shows us a new version of the war we're so familiar with, creating an extraordinary alternative history from their private stories. Published in 1985 in Russia and now available in English for the first time, The Unwomanly Face of War was Alexievich's first book and a huge bestseller in the Soviet Union, establishing her as a brilliantly revolutionary writer.
The Archipelago as a Focus for Interdisciplinary Research The Archipelago as a Focus for Interdisciplinary Research Новинка

The Archipelago as a Focus for Interdisciplinary Research

Издание на английском языке. The Archipelago as a focus for interdisciplinary research : proceedings of the International Conference Afloat 28th August - 1st September 1978, in the Finnish Archipelago.Under the auspices and with the support of Unesco and The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science (Division of History of Science) Ed.: Erkka Maula.
James Campbell, Nicholas Bill, Karey Draper Proceedings of the First Conference of the Construction History Society James Campbell, Nicholas Bill, Karey Draper Proceedings of the First Conference of the Construction History Society Новинка

James Campbell, Nicholas Bill, Karey Draper Proceedings of the First Conference of the Construction History Society

This volume collects together the papers delivered at the first annual conference of the Construction History Society, held in Queens' College, Cambridge in 2014. Papers cover a wide range of topics all on the common theme of the history of construction, from the ancient world to the present day.
Dmitri Bayanov In the Footsteps of the Russian Snowman Dmitri Bayanov In the Footsteps of the Russian Snowman Новинка

Dmitri Bayanov In the Footsteps of the Russian Snowman

Russia - or to be exact, the Soviet Union - was the first country to probe the snowman riddle on a scientific basis. In 1958, in the post-Stalinist political thaw, the Soviet Academy of Sciences diverted itself for a time with the exotic and sensational subject of the Himalayan yeti. As the Academy had received reports of similar creatures in the mountains of Soviet Central Asia, it set up a special commission to collect evidence on the subject and launched a major expedition to the Pamirs to establish the existence of snowmen there. The expedition was a failure (this book explains why), and this put an end to official interest in the matter. Snowman studies (or 'hominology,' to give its modern term) was declared by the academic establishment to be a pseudo-science, along with astrology and parapsychology
Anna Lawton Before the Fall. Soviet Cinema in the Gorbachev Years Anna Lawton Before the Fall. Soviet Cinema in the Gorbachev Years Новинка

Anna Lawton Before the Fall. Soviet Cinema in the Gorbachev Years

This is an expanded edition of Kinoglasnost: Soviet Cinema in Our Time. The book examines the fascinating world of Soviet cinema during the years of glasnost and perestroika-the 1980s. It shows how the reforms that shook the foundations of the Bolshevik state and affected economic and social structures have been reflected in the film industry. A new added chapter provides a commentary on the dramatic changes that marked the beginning of democracy in Russia. This book will be widely read by students and specialists of Soviet/Russian history, culture and society, and film studies, as well as by anyone with an interest in the transformations of Russian society."What makes Kinoglasnost pre-eminent among current studies of the subject is the sustained attention Lawton pays to changes in the formal organization of Soviet cinema and in the cinema industry."- Julian Graffy, Sight and Sound, vol. 3 (July 1993)"Lawton's book now stands as a valuable work of history on one aspect of a collapsed system...This remains as a testimony of a fateful moment that has changed the course of history."- Louis Menashe, The Russian Review, vol.53, No.4 (October 1994)."The author constructs a complex, multilayered narrative of a steady and significant movement toward radical change in Soviet society, an account of the growing anxiety and the hope experienced by Russian filmmakers and the intelligentsia." - Ludmila Z. Pruner, Slavic and East European Journal, vol.38, No.4 (W...
Solzhenitsyn Solzhenitsyn Новинка

Solzhenitsyn

Georg Lukac's most recent work of literary criticism, on the Nobel Prize winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn, hails the Russian author as a major force in redirecting socialist realism toward the level it once occupied in the 1920s when Soviet writers portrayed the turbulent transition to socialist society.In the first essay Lukacs compares the novella One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich to short pieces by "bourgeois" writers Conrad and Hemingway and explains the nature of Solzhenitsyn's criticism of the Stalinist period implied in the situation, characters, and their interaction. He also briefly describes Matriona's House, An Incident at the Kretchetovka Station, and For the Good of the Cause -- stories that depict various aspects of life in Stalinist Russia.In the second, longer section, Lukacs greets Solzhenitsyn's novels The First Circle and Cancer Ward, which were published outside Russia, as representing "a new high point in contemporary world literature." These books mark Solzhenitsyn as heir to the best tendencies in postrevolutionary socialist realism and to the literary tradition of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Moreover, from the point of view of the development of the novel, Lukacs finds the Russian author to be a successful exponent of innovative methods originating in Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain.The central problem of contemporary socialist realism is a predominant theme in the book: how to come to critical terms with the legacy of Stalin. The enthusiasm with which ...
Pandora Ruff World Military Guide. Russia Pandora Ruff World Military Guide. Russia Новинка

Pandora Ruff World Military Guide. Russia

The Armed Forces of the Russian are the military service of the Russian Federation, established after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. On 7 May 1992, Boris Yeltsin signed a presidential decree establishing the Russian Ministry of Defence and placing all Soviet Armed Forces troops on the territory of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic under Russian control. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces is the President of Russia. The Russian Armed Forces were formed in 1992.This book provides its reader with essential information of Russian Armed Forces, its strength, Forces, arsenal and its modernisation and future programs.
Art of the Soviet Union, Box set 1-4 Art of the Soviet Union, Box set 1-4 Новинка

Art of the Soviet Union, Box set 1-4

Four books - Landscapes, Still Lifes, Nudes and Portraits - are opening a new series called Art of the Soviet Union. This set will examine different genres of art in the...
Pablo Markin Ukrainian Contemporary Art - Civil Society, International Organizations and Public Sphere Pablo Markin Ukrainian Contemporary Art - Civil Society, International Organizations and Public Sphere Новинка

Pablo Markin Ukrainian Contemporary Art - Civil Society, International Organizations and Public Sphere

Master's Thesis from the year 2003 in the subject Art - Miscellaneous, grade: 87, erg International School - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (Helmut Kohl Institute for European Studies), 54 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The independence of the countries that have succeeded the Soviet Union in 1990s has created basic conditions for the institutionalization of the civil society in these states. Ukraine has joined these newly independent states with little reliance on the institutions of the civil society. The developments within the Ukrainian art reflect the implications that the failure of the civil society institutionalization has for this particular domain of Ukrainian society. Ukrainian contemporary art that is presented at the major international art museums and art festivals of the contemporary art is a post-Soviet phenomenon that occupies the junction between Ukrainian art, international institutions and civil society. As a field of artistic activity Ukrainian contemporary art strives to differentiate itself from Ukrainian art that originated in the environment largely formed in the pre-independence, Soviet period. The struggles for authority within the field of Ukrainian contemporary art have involved Ukrainian institutions that are outside of it. Both institutional and personal agency within the field of Ukrainian contemporary art is affected by the lack of institutionalized civil society in Ukraine. In the theoretical terms of Pi...
Max Klim The Epoch of Stalin. Joseph Stalin. The way to power Max Klim The Epoch of Stalin. Joseph Stalin. The way to power Новинка

Max Klim The Epoch of Stalin. Joseph Stalin. The way to power

Joseph Stalin is an outstanding revolutionary politician in the history of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, whose activities are marked by mass repressions, which today are considered a crime against humanity. The personality and activity of Stalin in modern society are still loudly discussed – some consider him a great ruler, leading the country to victory in the Great Patriotic War, while others accuse him of genocide of the people and of famine, terror and violence against people.
Советские автобусные остановки. Том 2 / Soviet Bus Stops: Volume 2 Советские автобусные остановки. Том 2 / Soviet Bus Stops: Volume 2 Новинка

Советские автобусные остановки. Том 2 / Soviet Bus Stops: Volume 2

A follow-up to the hugely successful Soviet Bus Stops, with new photographs of bus stops in Russia, Crimea, Georgia and Ukraine. Christopher Herwig has an insatiable appetite for ‘Soviet Bus Stops’. After the popular and critical success of his first book, Herwig has returned to the former Soviet Union to hunt for more. In this second volume, as well as discovering new stops in the remotest areas of Georgia and Ukraine, Herwig turns his camera to Russia itself. Following exhaustive research, he drove 15,000 km from coast to coast across the largest country in the world, in pursuit of new examples of this singular architectural form. A foreword by renowned architecture and culture critic Owen Hatherley reveals new information on the origins of the Soviet bus stop. Examining the government policy that allowed these ‘small architectural forms’ to flourish, he explains how they reflected Soviet values, and how ultimately they remained - despite their incredible individuality - far-flung outposts of Soviet ideology. The diversity of architectural approaches is staggering: juxtaposed alongside a slew of audacious modern and brutal designs, there are bus stops shaped as trains, birds, light bulbs, rockets, castles, even a bus stop incorporating a statue of St George slaying the dragon. Essential companion to the first volume, this book provides a valuable document of these important and previously overlooked constructions.
Harvey Black The Black Effect Harvey Black The Black Effect Новинка

Harvey Black The Black Effect

An economy on the verge of collapse, demands from their allies for funding to continue the expansion of communism, and a conventional Army, Navy and Air Force costing the country 20% of its GDP... The Soviet Union is in trouble. Where should they turn for a solution?Their answer: the West. On the 5th July 1984, the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact launched a massive preemptive conventional strike against the West, sending the NATO forces reeling.Follow Jacko and Bradley and their allies as they fight off the Soviet Union. Can the NATO forces recover and hold their ground? Will the Soviet Union succeed? Or will it end in an outright defeat? Follow the series of gripping events in 'The Black Effect', the second instalment in Harvey Black's Cold War trilogy.
Visions of a New Land Visions of a New Land Новинка

Visions of a New Land

In 1917 the Bolsheviks proclaimed a world remade. The task of the new regime, and of the media that served it, was to reshape the old world in revolutionary form, to transform the vast, "ungraspable" space of the Russian Empire into the mapped territory of the Soviet Union. This book shows how Soviet cinema encouraged popular support for state initiatives in the years between the revolution and the Second World War, helping to create a new Russian identity and territory – an "imaginary geography" of Sovietness. Drawing on a vast range of little-known texts, Emma Widdis offers a unique cultural history of the early Soviet period. In particular, she shows how films projected the new Soviet map onto the great shared screen of the popular imagination.
Louis Menashe Moscow Believes in Tears. Russians and Their Movies Louis Menashe Moscow Believes in Tears. Russians and Their Movies Новинка

Louis Menashe Moscow Believes in Tears. Russians and Their Movies

This unique collection of writings and interviews highlights the important role that cinema can play for understanding Russian history, politics, culture and society in all phases-Tsarist, Soviet and post-Soviet. This is the book for the Russian movie aficionado - personal, pointed, funny, frank and full of all kinds of inside stories and political folk tales. It is a fascinating window on Soviet/Russian pop culture that only a cultural Marco Polo and fanatical movie-goer like Louis Menashe would even dare attempt.-Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Russians and The New Russians"Menashe combines an encyclopedic knowledge of Russian history and society of the past 50 years with a broad-ranging and sensitive eye for cinematic meaning and detail."-Anthony Anemone, The New School University"This sparkling collection of film reviews, essays and interviews with filmmakers is a cultural history of Russia over the past 25 years. Highly recommended to everyone interested in Russia and the movies."-Denise J. Youngblood, University of Vermont, and author of Cinematic Cold War: The American and Soviet Struggle for Hearts and Minds."A great national cinema is explored in its myriad colors and textures. Not a traditional history, the book is an archive of insights captured across years of passionate viewing."-Jerry W. Carlson, The City College and Graduate Center CUNY, host of the popular program, "City Cinematheque.""Menashe allows us t...
Andrei Besedin ORDERS AND MEDALS OF THE USSR. Andrei Besedin ORDERS AND MEDALS OF THE USSR. Новинка

Andrei Besedin ORDERS AND MEDALS OF THE USSR.

Soviet orders and medals are milestones in the history of the USSR, a record of the progress made by the world’s first socialist country over the last seventy-odd years. This period was characterised by unexampled valour displayed by the Soviet people in the defence of their Homeland in war and by their heroic efforts in the building of a new society.An award gives an insight into the life of the person who has received it and the feat he or she performed. An order or medal is historical evidence. It can, for instance, help estab¬lish the name of a person who was listed as missing for many years. In July 1943 Alexander Gorovets, a fighter pilot, engaged 20 Luftwaffe bombers near the town of Kursk (Central Russia). The pilot was killed in the battle, but not before he managed to shoot down nine of the Nazi planes.Fourteen years later some collective farmers discovered the wreckage of a fighter in their field. The remains of the pilot were identified as Alexander Gorovets, Hero of the Soviet Union, only thanks to the number on the Order of the Red Banner he was wearing.In some cases it took many years before the award could be presented to the person honoured with it. As of today the USSR Ministry of Defence has not been able to present some million and a half orders and medals, because the officers and men on whom they have been bestowed have not returned from battle or are missing.
Gyöngyi Mészáros Ideology and Practice Gyöngyi Mészáros Ideology and Practice Новинка

Gyöngyi Mészáros Ideology and Practice

There have been numerous works born in Hungary about the socialist era since 1990, and yet there are still a few deficiencies in the field of social history. Life changed to an enormous extent in Hungary between the 1960's and 1980's; the society became a quasi-capitalist society by the end of the 80's. However, the picture drawn by the socialist sociology differed from reality fundamentally. The majority of sociological studies provided a realistic picture of Hungary, while some authors included more or less ideological issues in their writings. The socialist ideology appeared much more powerfully in the university readers for teachers' colleges, which were crammed with dogmatic ideas - even as late as the end of the 80's, when the democratic transition was just a few months away. My work discovers the significant differences between the official socialist rhetoric regarding the ideal socialist way of life and the reality of people's way of life in the 1970's and 1980's.
The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film Новинка

The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film

A fascinating account of the avant-garde photo-based arts from the early Soviet Union, featuring many previously unpublished images Finalist for a 2015 National Jewish Book...
Herwig Christopher Soviet Bus Stops Volume II Herwig Christopher Soviet Bus Stops Volume II Новинка

Herwig Christopher Soviet Bus Stops Volume II

On the heels of his bestselling Soviet Bus Stops, photographer Christopher Herwig locates fresh wonders of the Soviet vernacular in Georgia, Ukraine and Russia itself After the popular and critical success of his first book, Soviet Bus Stops, photographer Christopher Herwig has returned to the former Soviet Union to hunt for more. In this second volume, as well as discovering new stops in the remotest areas of Georgia and Ukraine, Herwig turns his camera to Russia itself. Following exhaustive research, he drove more than 9,000 miles from coast to coast across the largest country in the world, in pursuit of new examples of this singular architectural form. A foreword by renowned architecture and culture critic Owen Hatherley reveals new information on the origins of the Soviet bus stop. Examining the government policy that allowed these small architectural forms to flourish, he explains how they reflected Soviet values, and how ultimately they remained-despite their incredible individuality-far-flung outposts of Soviet ideology. The diversity of architectural approaches is staggering: juxtaposed alongside a slew of audacious modern and brutal designs, there are bus stops shaped as trains, birds, light bulbs, rockets, castles, even a bus stop incorporating a statue of St. George slaying the dragon. An essential companion to the first volume, this book provides a valuable document of these important and unique constructions.
CCCP Cook Book: True Stories of Soviet Cuisine CCCP Cook Book: True Stories of Soviet Cuisine Новинка

CCCP Cook Book: True Stories of Soviet Cuisine

As the Soviet Union struggled along the path to communism, food shortages were commonplace, and both Party authorities and Soviet citizens had to apply every ounce of ingenuity to maximize often-inadequate resources. The stories and recipes contained in the CCCP Cook Book reflect these turbulent times: from basic subsistence meals consumed by the average citizen (like okroshka, a cold soup made with the fermented beverage kvass) to extravagant banquets held by the political elite (suckling pig with buckwheat), with a scattering of classics (beef stroganoff) in between. Each recipe is introduced with a historical story or anecdote from the period, and illustrated using images sourced from original Soviet recipe books collected by the authors, food historians Olga and Pavel Syutkin. Many of the sometimes extraordinary-looking pictures depict dishes whose recipes used unobtainable ingredients, placing them firmly in the realm of "aspirational" fantasy for the average Soviet household. In their content and presentation, the recipes and illustrations act as windows into the cuisine and culture of the era. CCCP Cook Book offers an illustrated history of Soviet cuisine told through the stories and popular recipes from the period. The book contains 60 recipes from the Soviet period, including such delicacies as aspic, borscht, caviar and herring, by way of bird's milk cake and pelmeni.
Ilya Yablokov Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in Post-Soviet Russia Ilya Yablokov Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in Post-Soviet Russia Новинка

Ilya Yablokov Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in Post-Soviet Russia

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Allegations of Russian conspiracies meddling in the affairs of Western countries have been a persistent feature of Western politics since the Cold War – allegations of Russian interference in the US presidential election are only the most recent in a long series of conspiracy allegations that mark the history of the twentieth century. But Russian politics is rife with conspiracies about the West too. Everything bad that happens in Russia is traced back by some to an anti-Russian plot that is hatched in the West. Even the collapse of the Soviet Union – this crucial turning point in world politics that left the USA as the only remaining superpower – was, according to some Russian conspiracy theorists, planned and executed by Russia’s enemies in the West. This book is the first-ever study of Russian conspiracy theories in the post-Soviet period. It examines why these conspiracy theories have emerged and gained currency in Russia and what role intellectuals have played in this process. The book shows how, in the new millennium, the image of the ‘dangerous, conspiring West’ provides national unity and has helped legitimize Russia’s rapid turn to authoritarianism under Vladimir Putin.
Louis Menashe THE TRIPLE WHAMMY AND OTHER RUSSIAN STORIES. A Memoir Louis Menashe THE TRIPLE WHAMMY AND OTHER RUSSIAN STORIES. A Memoir Новинка

Louis Menashe THE TRIPLE WHAMMY AND OTHER RUSSIAN STORIES. A Memoir

A captivating lifetime of personal and professional experiences by an American historian, film specialist and documentary filmmaker in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia. The author’s experiences as a radical in the turbulent 1960s, and his eventual disenchantment offer some precedents and perspectives to all those on the Left, Center or Right interested in the fluctuations of American politics. The vivid log of hopes and disillusions is related in a candid, non-academic style, and set against a panorama of history and politics in the late 20th century.
Ostrogorski Centre The Journal of Belarusian Studies 2015 Ostrogorski Centre The Journal of Belarusian Studies 2015 Новинка

Ostrogorski Centre The Journal of Belarusian Studies 2015

The 2015 issue of the Journal of Belarusian Studies is almost entirely about history. It focuses on the Belarusian-Polish-Lithuanian borderland and the period stretching from the uprising of 1863 to the inter-war period of the 20th century when the territory of today's Belarus was split between the Soviet Union and Poland. Two longer articles are followed by several essays which resulted from a conference held by the Anglo-Belarusian Society and other London-based organisations at University College London in March 2014.
Edward Radzinsky Stalin: The First In-depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secret Archives Edward Radzinsky Stalin: The First In-depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secret Archives Новинка

Edward Radzinsky Stalin: The First In-depth Biography Based on Explosive New Documents from Russia's Secret Archives

From the author of The Last Tsar, the first full-scale life of Stalin to have what no previous biography has fully obtained: the facts. Granted privileged access to Russia's secret archives, Edvard Radzinsky paints a picture of the Soviet strongman as more calculating, ruthless, and blood-crazed than has ever been described or imagined. Stalin was a man for whom power was all, terror a useful weapon, and deceit a constant companion.As Radzinsky narrates the high drama of Stalin's epic quest for domination-first within the Communist Party, then over the Soviet Union and the world-he uncovers the startling truth about this most enigmatic of historical figures. Only now, in the post-Soviet era, can what was suppressed be told: Stalin's long-denied involvement with terrorism as a young revolutionary; the crucial importance of his misunderstood, behind-the-scenes role during the October Revolution; his often hostile relationship with Lenin; the details of his organization of terror, culminating in the infamous show trials of the 1930s; his secret dealings with Hitler, and how they backfired; and the horrifying plans he was making before his death to send the Soviet Union's Jews to concentration camps-tantamount to a potential second Holocaust. Radzinsky also takes an intimate look at Stalin's private life, marked by his turbulent relationship with his wife Nadezhda, and recreates the circumstances that led to her suicide.As he did in The Last Tsar, Radzinsky thrillingly brings the...
Abraham Brumberg Journeys Through Vanishing Worlds Abraham Brumberg Journeys Through Vanishing Worlds Новинка

Abraham Brumberg Journeys Through Vanishing Worlds

This book is a chronicle of vanishing worlds, yet worlds comprising a story worth telling. It conveys the impact of the most burning European and American issues of the twentieth century.This book encompasses the world of pre-war Polish Jewry, particularly the socialist and Yiddishist world of the Bund, the Jewish socialist party born in Tsarist Russia, and then striking firm roots in independent post- World-War Poland. It further depicts the war years in Poland, the Soviet Union, and Japan; the world of a young immigrant in California, in New York, and in the American army, and finally the world of a Sovietologist, a profession the author practiced while working for the United States government in several capacities and in the retirement years.
Nikolai Bukharin Historical Materialism. A System of Sociology Nikolai Bukharin Historical Materialism. A System of Sociology Новинка

Nikolai Bukharin Historical Materialism. A System of Sociology

2013 Reprint of 1925 English Edition from the Authorized Translation of the Third Russian Edition.. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Historical materialism is a methodological approach to the study of society, economics, and history first articulated by Karl Marx (1818-1883) as the materialist conception of history. It is a theory of socioeconomic development according to which changes in material conditions (technology and productive capacity) are the primary influence on how society and the economy are organized. Historical materialism looks for the causes of developments and changes in human society in the means by which humans collectively produce the necessities of life. Social classes and the relationship between them, plus the political structures and ways of thinking in society, are founded on and reflect contemporary economic activity. First published in English in 1925, this work by Nikolai Bukharin, a highly influential Marxist and Soviet Politician who would later become one of the most famous victims of Stalin's show trials, expands upon Karl Marx's theory of historical materialism.
Thomas Werner Schmitt From a centrally planned monobank system to integrated financial markets. Thomas Werner Schmitt From a centrally planned monobank system to integrated financial markets. Новинка

Thomas Werner Schmitt From a centrally planned monobank system to integrated financial markets.

Research paper from the year 2008 in the subject Economics - Monetary theory and policy, grade: 1,0, University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern (Betriebswirtschaft - Studiengang: Finanzdienstleistung), 22 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: More than three years went past since the European Union has increased by eight new member states from Central and Eastern Europe. Among them, especially the Baltic States have reached recently high economic growth rates. In particular Latvia, which recorded the highest one (11.9% in 2006) in the whole European Union. Having regained their independence in 1991, after the breakdown of the Soviet Union, the three Baltic States might have developed after a more than 10- year continuing transformation- process of their economies, through self- confident countries with interesting investment opportunities for foreign investors. Since the independence of the three Baltic States was restored, all three countries were driven to replace the centrally planned, socialist system, forced by the Soviet Union through a structure based system on free market principles. A continuing order of political and economical events during the last two decades, and the contemporaneous developments in the financial markets, as well as the banking and insurance sector of the three Baltic states, upcoming changes in the course of onward globalisation, and the broadening unification in financial market regulation led to serious changes and demon...
Service Robert End of the Cold War. 1985 - 1991 Service Robert End of the Cold War. 1985 - 1991 Новинка

Service Robert End of the Cold War. 1985 - 1991

The Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in global politics, and until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician foresaw that the stand-off between the two superpowers - after decades of struggle over every aspect of security, politics, economics and ideas - would end in their lifetimes. Even after March 1985 when Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union it was not preordained that global nuclear Armageddon could or would be averted peaceably. But just four years later, the Berlin Wall was dismantled and perestroika spread throughout the former Soviet bloc. It was a sea change in world history, which resulted in the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Drawing on pioneering archival research, Robert Service's gripping new investigation of the final years of the Cold War pinpoints the astonishing relationships among President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary of State George Shultz and the USSR's last Foreign Affairs Minister, Eduard Shevardnadze, who found a way to cooperate during times of extraordinary change around the world. The story is of American pressure and Soviet long-term decline and over-stretch. The End of the Cold War shows how that small, skillful group of statesmen were determined to end the Cold War on their watch. In the process, they irreversibly transformed the global geopolitical landscape. Authoritative, compelling and meticulously researched, this is political history at its best.
Industrial Realism. Labor in Soviet Painting and Photography Industrial Realism. Labor in Soviet Painting and Photography Новинка

Industrial Realism. Labor in Soviet Painting and Photography

The industrial revolution in the Soviet Union meant immeasurably more than the mere construction of a network of factories. In many ways, it determined the fate of the country and each of its citizens. The popularity of heroic workers was rivaled only by that of movie stars. Masses of people left their homes to build new gigantic factories. Millions labored in mines and built dams. Naturally, Soviet art could not ignore the theme of industry. Poets composed odes to construction sites, literature gained the new genre of the "industrial novel," and words like "Stakhanovite" (a worker who produces fantastically large yields), "socialist com­petition" and "truant" took firm places in the language. Artists made panoramas of workshops, foundries and factories, and painted portraits of shock workers. Newspapers and magazines constantly printed reports of masters of photographs of the sites where Socialism was being built. Temporal distance now allows us to speak of "industrial realism" - a unique phenomenon in Soviet painting and photography and the subject of this book.
Syutkin Pavel, Syutkin Olga CCCP Cook Book Syutkin Pavel, Syutkin Olga CCCP Cook Book Новинка

Syutkin Pavel, Syutkin Olga CCCP Cook Book

As the Soviet Union struggled along the path to communism, food shortages were commonplace, and both Party authorities and Soviet citizens had to apply every ounce of ingenuity to maximize often-inadequate resources. The stories and recipes contained in the CCCP Cook Book reflect these turbulent times: from basic subsistence meals consumed by the average citizen (like okroshka, a cold soup made with the fermented beverage kvass) to extravagant banquets held by the political elite (suckling pig with buckwheat), with a scattering of classics (beef stroganoff) in between. Each recipe is introduced with a historical story or anecdote from the period, and illustrated using images sourced from original Soviet recipe books collected by the authors, food historians Olga and Pavel Syutkin. Many of the sometimes extraordinary-looking pictures depict dishes whose recipes used unobtainable ingredients, placing them firmly in the realm of "aspirational" fantasy for the average Soviet household. In their content and presentation, the recipes and illustrations act as windows into the cuisine and culture of the era. CCCP Cook Book offers an illustrated history of Soviet cuisine told through the stories and popular recipes from the period. The book contains 60 recipes from the Soviet period, including such delicacies as aspic, borscht, caviar and herring, by way of bird's milk cake and pelmeni.
Alexander Raven Thomson Civilization As Divine Superman. A Superorganic Philosophy Of History Alexander Raven Thomson Civilization As Divine Superman. A Superorganic Philosophy Of History Новинка

Alexander Raven Thomson Civilization As Divine Superman. A Superorganic Philosophy Of History

Regarded as the leading philosopher of British Fascism, Raven Thomson was greatly influenced by Oswald Spengler’s cyclic theory of history, However, in Civilization As Divine Superman, Thomson rejects Spengler’s pessimism on the future of the West, and suggests that culture-man has the option of willing an ongoing path of greatness, rather than succumbing to decay and death. Thomson believed this could be achieved by developing a social organism, where each fulfils a function as part of a totality.When former Labour party eminence Sir Oswald Mosley founded the British Union of Fascists in 1932 to address such problems, Thomson saw in Mosley’s version of Fascism a means of attaining such an organic society. As a street corner orator and a philosopher, Raven Thomson was that rare breed that Oswald Mosley described as the “though-deed man”. Interned in England during World War II, he was one of the first to resume association with Mosley after the war, and was a leading member of Mosley’s Union Movement, advocating the new post-war doctrine of “European Socialism”.With this re-publication of Civilization As Divine Superman at a time when we have more reasons to accept Spengler’s fatality of a globalised society, Raven Thomson offers us our last hope to avoid catastrophe.
Gronow Jukka, Zhuravlev Sergey Fashion Meets Socialism Gronow Jukka, Zhuravlev Sergey Fashion Meets Socialism Новинка

Gronow Jukka, Zhuravlev Sergey Fashion Meets Socialism

The Soviet Union was not renowned for its fashionable clothing. However, after the World War II the Soviet Government opened several parallel organizations of fashion design with fashion houses and ateliers all over the country. The post-war decades witnessed hot debates on destalinization, economic and social reforms and the increasing importance of the public opinion. The cold war and the peaceful competition between the two systems left their marks on clothes fashion. Fashion offers a good insight into Soviet economic planning. Despite increasing opulence, Soviet consumers were not satisfied. Soviet experts on fashion propagated small series of fashionable clothing and the opening of boutiques which never seriously challenged industrial mass production. Using a great variety of unique historical sources the book analyzes the changing economic, social and cultural conditions of Soviet fashion which faced many problems but had real achievements to show too.
Джон Боулт,Владимир Леняшин,Анатолий Дмитренко,Алиса Любимова,Евгений Барабанов,Ольга Мусакова,Марк Петров The State Russian Museum: Almanac, №140, 2006: Times of Change: Art in the Soviet Union 1960-1985 Джон Боулт,Владимир Леняшин,Анатолий Дмитренко,Алиса Любимова,Евгений Барабанов,Ольга Мусакова,Марк Петров The State Russian Museum: Almanac, №140, 2006: Times of Change: Art in the Soviet Union 1960-1985 Новинка

Джон Боулт,Владимир Леняшин,Анатолий Дмитренко,Алиса Любимова,Евгений Барабанов,Ольга Мусакова,Марк Петров The State Russian Museum: Almanac, №140, 2006: Times of Change: Art in the Soviet Union 1960-1985

The aim of this book is to reconstruct the artistic atmosphere in the Soviet Union between the Thaw and the start of Perestroika. The contents, unfortunately, do not cover all the main dramatis personae of these times. One of the reasons is linked to a situation not unusual for the history of art. Art life is usually not adequately reflected in museums, private collections or the press. Political, ideological, human and personal priorities often distort the true roles or correlations of phenomena. Between 1960 and 1985, Soviet museums were unable to acquire all that they considered necessary for the history of art. This applied in particular to the works of unrecognised artists, which only attracted the interest of foreigners or a handful of Russian collectors. It is now extremely difficult to find early works of nonconformist art; scattered across different countries, their current whereabouts are generally unknown.
The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941 The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941 Новинка

The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941

The Soviet Union was unique in its dynamic use of the illustrated book as a means of propaganda. Through the form of the book, the USSR articulated its utopian (and...
Geoffrey Hosking Russia: People and Empire: 1552–1917 Geoffrey Hosking Russia: People and Empire: 1552–1917 Новинка

Geoffrey Hosking Russia: People and Empire: 1552–1917

‘It is unlikely that a clearer, more stimulating account of the Russians’ extraordinary period of imperial history will be written.’ Philip Marsden, SpectatorGeoffrey Hosking’s landmark book provides us with a new prism through which to view Russian history by posing the apparently simple question: what is Russia’s national identity?Hosking answers this with brilliant originality: his thesis is that the needs of Russia’s empire prevented the creation of a Russian nation. The Tsars, and before them the Grand Dukes of Moscow, were empire builders rather than nation builders and, as consequence, profoundly alienated ordinary Russians.
David Shrayer-Petrov, Arna B Bronstein Doctor Levitin David Shrayer-Petrov, Arna B Bronstein Doctor Levitin Новинка

David Shrayer-Petrov, Arna B Bronstein Doctor Levitin

Available now for the first time in English, Doctor Levitin is a modern classic in Jewish literature. A major work of late twentieth-century Russian and Jewish literature since its first publication in Israel in 1986, it has also seen three subsequent Russian editions. It is the first in David Shrayer-Petrov's trilogy of novels about the struggle of Soviet Jews and the destinies of refuseniks. In addition to being the first novel available in English that depicts the experience of the Jewish exodus from the former USSR, Doctor Levitin is presented in an excellent translation that has been overseen and edited by the author's son, the bilingual scholar Maxim D. Shrayer.Doctor Levitin is a panoramic novel that portrays the Soviet Union during the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the USSR invaded Afghanistan and Soviet Jews fought for their right to emigrate. Doctor Herbert Levitin, the novel's protagonist, is a professor of medicine in Moscow whose non-Jewish wife, Tatyana, comes from the Russian peasantry. Shrayer-Petrov documents with anatomical precision the mutually unbreachable contradictions of the Levitins' mixed marriage, which becomes an allegory of Jewish-Russian history. Doctor Levitin's Jewishness evolves over the course of the novel, becoming a spiritual mission. The antisemitism of the Soviet regime forces the quiet intellectual and his family to seek emigration. Denied permission to leave, the family of Doctor Levitin is forced into the existen...
U.S. Army Center of Military History History of Strategic and Ballistic Missle Defense, Volume II U.S. Army Center of Military History History of Strategic and Ballistic Missle Defense, Volume II Новинка

U.S. Army Center of Military History History of Strategic and Ballistic Missle Defense, Volume II

In 1975, U.S. Army Center of Military History commissioned a report on the History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense, Volume I (1945-1955) and Volume II (1956-1972), which was part of a larger study of the strategic arms competition that developed between the United States and the Soviet Union after World War II. The report addresses each country's approach to civil defense against the threat from the air and each country's emphasis on specific elements of air defense strategy at various periods between 1945 and 1972. Two central questions concerned the U.S. and Soviet defense planners: "How might we be attacked?" and "How shall we defend our country?"
Debasish Roy Formulation of Transitional Impact Index (TII). A Cross-Country Analysis Debasish Roy Formulation of Transitional Impact Index (TII). A Cross-Country Analysis Новинка

Debasish Roy Formulation of Transitional Impact Index (TII). A Cross-Country Analysis

Document from the year 2017 in the subject Economics - Foreign Trade Theory, Trade Policy, , language: English, abstract: Over a quarter of a century has elapsed since the disintegration of former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and former socialist nations from the Eastern Bloc. The erstwhile countries from East Europe, Central and East Asia have gradually adopted economic globalization for transition towards market economies. There has been a plethora of research works in the academic world regarding the apparent success or failure of globalization and transition economies as a whole containing strong arguments in favor and against of globalization. This research paper is aimed at identifying the major prospective markets among the economies in transition across the world. For this purpose, an attempt has been made to formulate an index of transition from socialist to market economy by means of a combination of conventional econometrical and statistical methods based on time - series study for a period of 21 years (1995 - 2015) on 19 major countries in the East European, Central and East Asia (including Russian Federation) which adopted the path of economic globalization by shedding the rigid structures of socialistic or command economy since 1990.The Transitional Impact Index (TII) would help to classify the countries in transition broadly into four categories, viz., countries with Low, Medium, High and Very High levels of 'transitional effect' en - rout...
Herb Gamberg, Tony Thomson, Zhanbin Ma Marxism After Marx. Revolutionary Politics and Prospects Herb Gamberg, Tony Thomson, Zhanbin Ma Marxism After Marx. Revolutionary Politics and Prospects Новинка

Herb Gamberg, Tony Thomson, Zhanbin Ma Marxism After Marx. Revolutionary Politics and Prospects

Marxism is best known as a theory of the development, endemic crises, and predictable dissolution of capitalism. In addition, Marxism is a political movement that has had some successes and failures. The first aim of this book is to examine and critique the political movements that Marx directly confronted or that derived from Marx following his death in 1883, when a variety of Marxist parties arose in opposition to one another. Contrary to Marx’s expectations, when socialist societies were brought into being in the twentieth century, they did not result directly from the contradictions of the advanced capitalist system, but from the effects of imperialism. Beginning with the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the revolutionary impetus had shifted from the developed West to the capitalist periphery. Marx had not speculated in any depth about the nature of the socialist society that would replace capitalism. This book attempts to assess the positive and negative lessons of this experience, particularly in Russia and China, in the light of contemporary issues. In the twenty-first century it is clear that none of these revolutions has succeeded in achieving an equitable and humane socialist society; rather, they have in the main reinvented capitalism.
Pavel Palazchenko My Years with Gorbachev and Shevardnadze. The Memoir of a Soviet Interpreter Pavel Palazchenko My Years with Gorbachev and Shevardnadze. The Memoir of a Soviet Interpreter Новинка

Pavel Palazchenko My Years with Gorbachev and Shevardnadze. The Memoir of a Soviet Interpreter

There are few subordinates better placed to describe the amazing turn in Soviet foreign policy between 1985 and 1991 than Pavel Palazchenko. . . . He has produced a solid, reliable account . . . that will be important supplementary reading for future historians and students of the Cold War.-Washington Post Book World"The historical record is fortunate that a man as gifted and capable as Pavel Palazchenko served as interpreter for Gorbachev and Shevardnadze from 1985 through the fall of the Soviet Union. His is a keen mind, and his recollections and observations add to our understanding of those crucial years."-James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State "Palazchenko was always more than a gifted interpreter, and his book is thereby an especially revealing account of pivotal events and pivotal people. A compelling read."-George P. Shultz, 60th U.S. Secretary of State"The memoirs of Pavel Palazchenko are remarkably revealing-not in the sense of sensational new disclosures, but in the re-creation of the thinking and decisions of the Soviet leaders, in particular illuminating their relationships with Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush and Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker. It is a straightforward account by a keen observer at closest hand, full of insight, and makes a real contribution to understanding the history of these crucial final years of the Cold War and of the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is, as well, well-written and ...
Behind the Iron Curtain: Confession of a Soviet Architect Behind the Iron Curtain: Confession of a Soviet Architect Новинка

Behind the Iron Curtain: Confession of a Soviet Architect

The prominent architect Felix Novikov was born in 1927, when the famous Constructivist Konstantin Melnikov was at the peak of his career. Novikov tells the dramatic story of Soviet architecture, portraying the conditions he worked in and how he collaborated with the government and other participants during the creative process. He further explains how Soviet design and planning institutes were organized with reference to the Union of the Architects of the USSR and describes the creative ideals of his generation of architects, who are today identified as Soviet Modernists. As a time witness, his memories cannot be recounted in their whole complexity by historians. Novikov also describes some of the conditions that affected his own creative fate and that of others. This book reflects the characteristics of Soviet life and its connections to architects' professional activity. Novikov's confessions are more than that of an architect; they give a testimony to daily life in the Soviet Union from Stalin to glasnost.
Stephen J. Blank, Strategic Studies Institute The Future of Transcaspian Security Stephen J. Blank, Strategic Studies Institute The Future of Transcaspian Security Новинка

Stephen J. Blank, Strategic Studies Institute The Future of Transcaspian Security

The new agreements between NATO and Russia and between the United States and Russia create opportunities for strengthening bilateral and multilateral military activities throughout the former Soviet Union. These could embrace all the militaries of the former Soviet Union and not only enhance military security in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), but also foster military-political integration with the West and possibly defense reform in all or at least some of the CIS regimes. Most importantly, Russia is pledged to cooperate in these activities. This monograph explores the unprecedented opportunities that are now before the United States and recommends actions that the Government and armed forces, especially, but not only the U.S. Army, should undertake to consolidate and extend the newly emerging military partnership and cooperative security regime that are now developing.
Markku Kangaspuro, Jeremy Smith Modernisation is Russia since 1900 Markku Kangaspuro, Jeremy Smith Modernisation is Russia since 1900 Новинка

Markku Kangaspuro, Jeremy Smith Modernisation is Russia since 1900

Modernisation has been a constant theme in Russian history at least since Peter the Great launched a series of initiatives aimed at closing the economic, technical and cultural gap between Russia and the more 'advanced' countries of Europe. All of the leaders of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia have been intensely aware of this gap, and have pursued a number of strategies, some more successful than others, in order to modernise the country. But it would be wrong to view modernisation as a unilinear process which was the exclusive preserve of the state. Modernisation has had profound effects on Russian society, and the attitudes of different social groups have been crucial to the success and failure of modernisation.This volume examines the broad theme of modernisation in late imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russia both through general overviews of particular topics, and specific case studies of modernisation projects and their impact. Modernisation is seen not just as an economic policy, but as a cultural and social phenomenon reflected through such diverse themes as ideology, welfare, education, gender relations, transport, political reform, and the Internet. The result is the most up to date and comprehensive survey of modernisation in Russia available, which highlights both one of the perennial problems and the challenges and prospects for contemporary Russia.
Tatyana Naumenko Textological Aspects of Musicology in Russia and the Former Soviet Union Tatyana Naumenko Textological Aspects of Musicology in Russia and the Former Soviet Union Новинка

Tatyana Naumenko Textological Aspects of Musicology in Russia and the Former Soviet Union

In this monograph, Tatyana Naumenko, Doctor of Arts and a professor at Moscow’s Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, looks at modern Russian musicology through the prism of texts representing it. She mentions subjects addressed in musicological studies, names genres of music that scholars preference to explore, and describes modern methods of research and criteria of assessment, largely with the aim of overcoming Soviet-era dogmatism. Special consideration is given to the writing of academic degree dissertations on music in the former Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia. The Annex lists dissertations approved between 1970 and 2013.
Red Star Over Russia. A Visual History of the Soviet Union Red Star Over Russia. A Visual History of the Soviet Union Новинка

Red Star Over Russia. A Visual History of the Soviet Union

Through an amazing array of posters, photographs, paintings, magazines, book jackets, advertisements, pamphlets and other rare ephemera, Red Star Over Russia...
W. L. Curry Four Years in the Saddle. the History of the First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry in the American Civil War W. L. Curry Four Years in the Saddle. the History of the First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry in the American Civil War Новинка

W. L. Curry Four Years in the Saddle. the History of the First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry in the American Civil War

Riding into battle with the Union CavalryThis is a rare, valuable and invaluable book in every way. Difficult to find on the antiquarian book market, it has been published by Leonaur to enable today's students and enthusiasts of the history of the American Civil War to access its text at a reasonable price. Encapsulated within the pages of this very substantial volume is the story of the First Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Regiment. It is, of course, a regimental history, but it is also much more than that. In common with many regiments of the Civil War, this regiment had an active 'old comrades' association and it was this organisation which determined that the history be written under the guidance of the principal author who was also a serving officer with the regiment throughout most of the events recounted. What makes this book particularly special is the inclusion of many additional, often riveting accounts penned by those who experienced them in their entirety, covering specific actions or aspects of life on campaign. Naturally, this book is essential for all those interested in the American Civil War, the Union Army and its cavalry arm and those interested in the genealogy of the State of Ohio since many roles of serving soldiers are also included.
Soviets Soviets Новинка

Soviets

Soviets features unpublished drawings from the archive of Danzig Baldaev. Made in secret, they satirize the Communist Party system and expose the absurdities of Soviet life. Baldaev touches on a wide range of subjects, from drinking (Alcoholics and Shirkers) to the Afghan war (The Shady Enterprise), via dissent (Censorship, Paranoia and Suspicion) and religion (Atheism as an Ideology). He reveals the cracks in the crumbling socialist structure, describing the realities of living in a country whose leaders are in pursuit of an ideal that will never arrive. The drawings date from the 1950s to the period immediately before the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, with caricatures exposing communism's winners and losers: the stagnation of the system, the corruption of its politicians and the effect of this on the ordinary soviet citizen. Baldaev's drawings are contrasted with classic propaganda-style photographs taken by Sergei Vasiliev for the newspaper Vercherny Chelyabinsk. These photographs depict the world the Communist leaders dreamed of: where the local factory produced its millionth tractor and heroic workers fulfilled their five-year plans. It is impossible to imagine the daily reality of living under such a system; this book shows us - both broadly and in minute detail - what it must have been like.
Serge V. Memoirs of a Revolutionary (NYRB Classics) Serge V. Memoirs of a Revolutionary (NYRB Classics) Новинка

Serge V. Memoirs of a Revolutionary (NYRB Classics)

Victor Serge is one of the great men of the 20th century —and one of its great writers too. He was an anarchist, an agitator, a revolutionary, an exile, a historian of his times, as well as a brilliant novelist, and in Memoirs of a Revolutionary he devotes all his passion and genius to describing this extraordinary—and exemplary—career. Serge tells of his upbringing among exiles and conspirators, of his involvement with the notorious Bonnot Gang and his years in prison, of his role in the Russian Revolution, and of the Revolution’s collapse into despotism and terror. Expelled from the Soviet Union, Serge went to Paris, where he evaded the KGB and the Nazis before fleeing to Mexico. Memoirs of a Revolutionary recounts a thrilling life on the front lines of history and includes vivid portraits not only of Trotsky, Lenin, and Stalin but of countless other figures who struggled to remake the world. Peter Sedgwick’s fine translation of Memoirs of a Revolutionary was abridged when first published in 1963. This is the first edition in English to present the entirety of Serge’s book.
Friederich Karl Wiehe Germany and the Jewish Question Friederich Karl Wiehe Germany and the Jewish Question Новинка

Friederich Karl Wiehe Germany and the Jewish Question

Translated by Eckhart Verlag. Annotated by Francis Dupont. First published by the Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question in Berlin in 1938, this book became the standard work which set out to explain the policies of National Socialist Germany to the outside world.Starting with the time of the first anti-Jewish riots in Alexandria to the Age of Enlightenment, this work shows how host nations have attempted to welcome and assimilate Jewish immigrants—but that these attempts have always ended in anti-Semitism caused by Jewish behavior.It then moves on to a discussion of Jewish influence in Germany, starting with a detailed breakdown of Jewish numbers and areas of concentration with the 1871–1919 borders of Germany. In seven sections it explains how Jews:– Dominated the German economy,– Were the most financially corrupt element in pre-1933 Germany,– Dominated the far left, socialist and revolutionary parties, ran the militant movements and were behind the numerous armed attempts to create a Soviet Germany,– Controlled the mainstream political parties during the interwar years,– Controlled the press in Germany,– Dominated German culture—including the literary, film and stage worlds,– Dominated the underworld of sexual and immoral degeneracy which characterized the “Weimar” years, and– Made up the lion’s share of organized criminality in Weimar Germany.Finally, this book provides the answer to the “two thousand year-old problem”—namely that a Jewish homeland is necessary—bu...

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A fantastic collection of Soviet Asian architecture, many photographed here for the first time Soviet Asia explores the Soviet modernist architecture of Central Asia. Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego crossed the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, documenting buildings constructed from the 1950s until the fall of the USSR. The resulting images showcase the majestic, largely unknown, modernist buildings of the region. Museums, housing complexes, universities, circuses, ritual palaces - all were constructed using a composite aesthetic. Influenced by Persian and Islamic architecture, pattern and mosaic motifs articulated a connection with Central Asia. Grey concrete slabs were juxtaposed with colourful tiling and rectilinear shapes broken by ornate curved forms: the brutal designs normally associated with Soviet-era architecture were reconstructed with Eastern characteristics. Many of the buildings shown in Soviet Asia are recorded here for the first time, making this book an important document, as despite the recent revival of interest in Brutalist and Modernist architecture, a number of them remain under threat of demolition. The publication includes two contextual essays, one by Alessandro De Magistris (architect and History of Architecture professor, University of Milan, contributor to the book Vertical Moscow) and the other by Marco Buttino (Modern and Urban History professor, University of Turin, specializing in the history of social change in the USSR).
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