Over the past century alone, Russia has lived through great achievements and deepest misery; mass heroism and mass crime; over-blown ambition and near-hopeless despair – always emerging with its sovereignty and its fiercely independent spirit intact.
In this book, leading Russia…
…Introduction: The Consolidation of Russia’s Role in World Affairs
Roger E. Kanet
Part I. Russian Strategy Under Putin
2. Russia’s Great Power Ambitions and Policy Under Putin
3. Forming a New Security Identity Under Vladimir Putin
First published in 1923 'Through Russia' is a collection of short stories by the well-known Russian author, Maxim Gorky. The collection includes 'The Birth of a Man', 'Nilushka', and 'The Dead Man'. With some of the stories written during the turbulent period of the Russian Revolution, the…
…Introduction: Ten Theses on Russia in the Twenty-First Century
Part I. Russian Strategy and Statecraft
2. The Principles and Goals of the Russian State in the Twenty-First Century
Alexei Kudrin, Vladimir Mau
3. Russian Political Ideology
Since the outbreak of the Ukraine crisis, there has been much talk of a new Cold War between the West and Russia. Under Putin’s authoritarian leadership, Moscow is widely seen as volatile, belligerent and bent on using military force to get its way.
In this incisive analysis,…
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher
Lonely Planet Russia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Brush up on your Soviet and imperial history in Moscow and St Petersburg, explore…
…Drawing on a rich body of material, he analyses the biggest wave of demonstrations since the end of the Soviet Union, situating them in the context of protest and social movements across Russia as a whole. He also explores the legacy of the protests in the new era…
With many predicting the end of US hegemony, Russia and China's growing cooperation in a number of key strategic areas looks set to have a major impact on global power dynamics. But what lies behind this Sino-Russian rapprochement? Is it simply the result of deteriorated Russo–US and Sino–US…
…Since vodka produced essential government revenue and was a backbone of the state economy, many who fought for a sober Russia believed that the only way to save the country through Revolutionary change. This book traces temperance activity and politics side by side…
Here is a pioneering account of everyday life under Stalin, written by one of our foremost authorities on modern Russian history.
Focusing on urban areas in the 1930s, Sheila Fitzpatrick shows that with the adoption of collectivization and the…