The life stories are told through interviews with the women who were well educated and well placed in Soviet society, often….
This book presents a comprehensive reassessment of Europe in the Cold War period, Contrary to popular belief, it shows that relations between East and West were based not only on confrontation and mutual distrust, but also on collaboration. The authors reveal that - despite opposing…. In the belief that the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic could not survive, American statesmen strove to keep the former Tsarist empire intact for a non-communist successor regime in the face of attempts by other powers to….
Examining Russian military intelligence in the war with Japan of , this book, based on newly-accessible documents from the tsarist era military, naval and diplomatic archives, gives an overview of the origins, structure and performance of Russian military intelligence in the Far East at the…. The Caucasus is a strategically and economically important region in contemporary global affairs. Western interest in the Caucasus has grown rapidly since , fuelled by the admixture of oil politics, great power rivalry, ethnic separatism and terrorism that characterizes the region.
During the nineteenth century,…. Edited by Lucian Leustean. Despite widespread persecution, Orthodox churches not only survived the Cold War period but levels of religiosity in Orthodox countries remained significant. This book examines the often surprising relations between Orthodox churches and political regimes.
It provides a comprehensive overview of…. This book dispels the widely-held view that paganism survived in Russia alongside Orthodox Christianity, demonstrating that 'double belief', dvoeverie, is in fact an academic myth. Scholars, citing the medieval origins of the term, have often portrayed Russian Christianity as uniquely muddied by….
Edited by David Collins. Siberia has had an interesting history, quite distinct from that of Russia. Absolutely vast, containing many non-Russian nationalities, and increasingly important at present because of its huge energy reserves, Siberia was at one time part of the Mongol Empire, was settled relatively late by the…. Using a wide range sources, this book explores the ways in which the Russians governed their empire in Siberia from to Paying particular attention to the role of the Siberian Cossaks, the author takes a thorough assessment of how the institutions of imperial government functioned in….
Shot point blank in a bungled execution by radical Bolsheviks in the Urals, Nicholas and his family disappeared from history in the Soviet era. But in the s, a local geologist and a crime fiction writer discovered the location of their…. This book presents a large collection of anecdotes and jokes from different periods of the 20th century. Anecdotes and jokes were a hidden form of discursive communication in the Soviet era, lampooning official practices and acting as a confidential form of self-affirmation. The Russian Liberals and the Revolution of By Peter Enticott There is a widespread notion that Russia is forever fated to be an authoritarian country where liberalism and democracy can never make real progress.
This book, in considering how such policies were implemented in Azerbaijan, argues that the… Paperback — Routledge Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe. The Vernaculars of Communism Language, Ideology and Power in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe Edited by Petre Petrov , Lara Ryazanova-Clarke The political revolutions which established state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe were accompanied by revolutions in the word, as the communist project implied not only remaking the world but also renaming it.
As new institutions, social roles, rituals and behaviours emerged, so… Paperback — Routledge Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe. All were young, all were poets, most were thoroughly assimilated into Soviet society whilst at the same time being rooted… Paperback — Routledge Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe. Women's Experiences of Repression in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe By Kelly Hignett , Melanie Ilic , Dalia Leinarte , Corina Snitar Based on extensive original research, including studies of autobiographies and biographies, reminiscences and memoirs, archived oral history data and interviews conducted by the authors, this book provides a rich picture of how women experienced repression in the former Soviet bloc.
The Soviet Union - Federation or Empire? By Tania Raffass The Soviet Union is often characterised as nominally a federation, but really an empire, liable to break up when individual federal units, which were allegedly really subordinate colonial units, sought independence.
This book questions this interpretation, revisiting the theory of federation, and… Paperback — Routledge Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe. Kalinovsky Orientalism as a concept was first applied to Western colonial views of the East. Living standards were rising, the Soviet Union was a nuclear power and successful in its space… Paperback — Routledge Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe. Bringing together the parallels between the two great transformations, it focuses on both the continuities and breaks and, importantly,… Paperback — Routledge Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe.
Life Stories of Soviet Women The Interwar Generation By Melanie Ilic This book provides a rich picture of what everyday life was like for women in Soviet times by presenting the life stories of eight women who were born in the interwar period. The life stories are told through interviews with the women who were well educated and well placed in Soviet society, often… Paperback — Routledge Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe. It examines the impact of Soviet rule on the Caucasus, focusing in particular on the period from to A cauldron of war, revolution, and foreign interventions - from the British and Ottoman Turks to the oil-hungry armies of Hitler's Third Reich - the Caucasus and the policies and actors it produced not least Stalin, Sergo Ordzhonikidze and Anastas Mikoyan both shaped the Soviet experiment in the twentieth century and appear set to continue to shape the geopolitics of the twenty-first.
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