The Next Generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan: Youth, Politics, Identity, and Change

In the prior 20 years, the international locations that used to make up the previous Soviet Union have obvious lots of swap. there were revolutions, youth-led protest hobbies, and different kinds of superb political upheaval. on the heart of all of this have been younger leaders battling to be heard and clamoring for switch. In Nadia Diuk's meticulously researched and insightful publication. The subsequent new release in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan, she exhibits how these younger leaders have risen up and turn into part of the hot political approach. utilizing targeted public opinion polling facts and private interviews, she explores how the hot iteration of leaders is shaping the political procedure and the way the adolescents of this present day proceed to exhort strain for reform. This e-book is necessary to somebody drawn to japanese eu reports, political transitions, protest hobbies, or adolescence and politics.

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Modernising Lenin's Russia: Economic Reconstruction, Foreign Trade and the Railways (Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies)

By Anthony Heywood

During this e-book Anthony Heywood reassesses Bolshevik attitudes towards monetary modernization and overseas monetary relatives throughout the early Soviet interval. in keeping with hitherto unused Russian and Western data, the ebook examines a rare selection made in March 1920 to import big amounts of railway apparatus so as to in attaining speedy monetary modernization. this can be the 1st distinct case examine of the government's import coverage, and offers readers with a brand new point of view on Soviet financial improvement, revealing the dimensions of Bolshevik enterprise dealings with the capitalist West instantly after the Revolution.

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Kyiv, Ukraine: The City of Domes and Demons from the Collapse of Socialism to the Mass Uprising of 2013-2014

The unrest and violence in Ukraine surprised the area, and the region’s long term destiny continues to be troublingly doubtful. targeting the trouble of Kiev’s transition from socialism to marketplace democracy, this e-book demonstrates how Ukraine reached this turbulent element. Roman Adrian Cybriwsky delves deeply into the altering social geography of the town, fresh city improvement, and demanding difficulties resembling reliable corruption, inequality, intercourse tourism, and the heedless destruction of the city’s old architecture—all problems that experience contributed incrementally to Ukrainian electorate’ anger opposed to their govt. This completely revised variation bargains the clearest photograph we’ve had but of what has happened—and what's most likely nonetheless to come—in Ukraine.

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Russophobia: Anti-Russian Lobby and American Foreign Policy

By Andrei Tsygankov

The e-book explains why the US-Russia post-9/11 partnership didn't suffer. Washington subsidized clear of its preliminary dedication to a brand new point of cooperation with Moscow in addressing problems with terrorism, power safety, political instability and guns proliferation. a lot of America’s coverage is formed by way of an ambition to stay the one world’s superpower and by means of actions of curiosity teams with the time table of setting apart Russia from the Western global. even if those teams don't dictate the reliable coverage, their impact has been awesome. The e-book analyzes the detrimental function played by Russophobia and formulates a distinct method of Russia within the post-Cold battle world. 

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Russia Under Yeltsin and Putin: Neo-Liberal Autocracy (Transnational Institute Series)

By Boris Kagarlitsky

This passionate, pitiless research of post-Soviet Russia could be learn via all attracted to that country's current and destiny. Library Journal"It is a sorry story, informed with ardour and competence." The IndependentRussia has gone through extra seismic alterations during the last a hundred years than virtually the other state. The 1917 Revolution, the fast industrialisation of the Nineteen Thirties, the next devastation of the second one global warfare, and the current go back to Capitalism has obvious the deep impoverishment of the total inhabitants. the foremost questions which Kagarlitsky addresses are easy methods to comprehend those adjustments, and the way to characterise the advanced means of reform, revolution and counter revolution. In a rustic with this type of turbulent and violent political background, what direction may still improvement take, and what lies forward? having a look intimately on the nature of Russian society and politics considering 1990, Kagarlitsky deals an introductory political research of the key political and monetary advancements that experience taken position less than President Yeltsin, and the legacy he bequeathed so abruptly to his successor Putin. He makes a speciality of the function of the media in post-Soviet Russia, company buildings and their impact on social clash, the formation of the oligarchy and the function of the left in glossy Russia. it is a helpful resource for an individual requiring a easy knowing of post-Soviet Russia and a transparent historic consultant for all scholars of up to date Russian history.

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The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War

By Arkady Ostrovsky

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016

How did a rustic that liberated itself from seventy years of Soviet rule turn out as one of many largest threats to the West and, mainly, to its personal destiny? Why did the folks who rejected Communist ideology come to simply accept kingdom propaganda? during this daring and critical publication, Arkady Ostrovsky takes the reader on a captivating trip via Russia's tumultuous post-Soviet transformation and illuminates the main turning issues that frequently took the realm unexpectedly.

As a international correspondent in his personal nation, Ostrovsky has skilled Russia's smooth heritage first-hand, and during unique study and interviews he unearths the ideological conflicts, compromises and temptations that experience left Russia on a knife-edge.

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Russian Politics and Society

By Richard Sakwa

Having been absolutely revised and up to date to mirror the massive alterations in Russia during the last decade, the fourth version of this vintage textual content builds at the strengths of the former variations to supply a accomplished and complex research on Russian politics and society. New to this edition:

  • extended insurance of electoral legislation, celebration improvement and nearby politics
  • new bankruptcy at the ‘phoney democracy’ interval, 1991-93
  • historical assessment of Yeltsin’s management
  • full insurance of Putin’s presidency
  • discussion of the advance of civil society and the issues of democratic consolidation
  • latest advancements within the Chechnya clash
  • more on overseas coverage concerns
  • the re-introduction of the Russian structure as an appendix
  • an up to date decide upon Bibliography
  • more specialise in the demanding situations dealing with Russia within the twenty-first century.

Written in an available and energetic sort, this e-book is choked with unique details at the primary debates and concerns in Russia’s tricky transformation. This makes it the easiest on hand textbook at the topic and is key analyzing for all these keen on the destiny of Russia, and with the way forward for overseas society.

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Agrarian Reform in Russia: The Road from Serfdom

By Carol S. Leonard

This publication examines the historical past of reforms and significant nation interventions affecting Russian agriculture: the abolition of serfdom in 1861, the Stolypin reforms, the NEP, the Collectivization, Khrushchev reforms, and at last farm firm privatization within the early Nineties. It exhibits a development rising from a political central in imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet regimes, and it describes how those reforms have been justified within the identify of the nationwide curiosity in the course of serious crises - swift inflation, army defeat, mass moves, rural unrest, and/or political turmoil. It seems on the effects of adversity within the fiscal setting for rural habit after reform and at long-run tendencies. It has chapters on estate rights, rural association, and technological swap. It offers a brand new database for measuring agricultural productiveness from 1861 to 1913 and updates those estimates to the current. This publication is a research of the rules aimed toward reorganizing rural creation and their effectiveness in reworking associations.

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Memoirs of a Revolutionary (New York Review Books Classics)

By Victor Serge

A brand new York evaluate Books unique
 
Victor Serge is likely one of the nice males of the 20 th century —and one among its nice writers too. He was once an anarchist, an agitator, a innovative, an exile, a historian of his occasions, in addition to a super novelist, and in Memoirs of a Revolutionary he devotes all his ardour and genius to describing this extraordinary—and exemplary—career. Serge tells of his upbringing between exiles and conspirators, of his involvement with the infamous Bonnot Gang and his years in felony, of his function within the Russian Revolution, and of the Revolution’s cave in into despotism and terror. Expelled from the Soviet Union, Serge went to Paris, the place he avoided the KGB and the Nazis earlier than fleeing to Mexico. Memoirs of a Revolutionary recounts an exciting existence at the entrance strains of historical past and comprises vibrant images not just of Trotsky, Lenin, and Stalin yet of numerous different figures who struggled to remake the area.
   Peter Sedgwick’s nice translation of Memoirs of a Revolutionary used to be abridged while first released in 1963. this is often the 1st version in English to provide the whole thing of Serge’s booklet.

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Anzacs In Arkhangel: The Untold Story Of Australia And The Invasion Of Russia 1918-19

By Michael Challinger

In November 1918, as global struggle One used to be coming to an in depth and squaddies have been returning domestic, a small workforce of Australian males signed up for extra battling. but this time, the enemy used to be Russian Bolsheviks rather than Germans, and the frontline was once the wild and frozen wastelands of a long way north Russia. With humor and a mind for irony, Michael Challinger tells the tale of the way this workforce of a hundred and fifty Aussies used to be seconded to aid defend the British from a rear protect assault from northern Russia. Stationed within the small city of Arkhangel, the warriors grew to become embroiled in what used to be to develop into the Russian revolution, as they battled not just the Bolsheviks but in addition severe chilly, hostility from locals, and a 25-kilometer entrance line. of those Australians infantrymen went directly to win Victoria Crosses and are probably our such a lot ignored warfare heroes. Anzacs in Arkhangel brings Russian heritage into concentration and divulges how simply the 1st international warfare might have been misplaced. it's a attention-grabbing account of a part of the Anzac legend that isn't loads forgotten as by no means known.

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