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Russia

Author : Astolphe marquis de Custine
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Russia

Author : Angela Black
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Russia is the world’s largest country. It has a vast history dating back more than one thousand years. During its existence it has seen many wars, different leaders, and political confrontations. Today Russia is an independent nation with many traditions. Its people are diverse. This book takes an in-depth look at Russia and describes how it became the country it is today. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.

Russia in the Era of NEP

Author : Sheila Fitzpatrick
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" . . . a comprehensive look at an enigmatic era . . . " --Choice "This provocative collection of essays certainly takes some of the polish off Soviet socialism's golden age." --Journal of Interdisciplinary History "The authors and editors of this splendid volume deserve great praise. Their work moves the field of Soviet history several large steps forward." --Slavic Review Lenin's New Economic Policy of the 1920s, although a relatively free and open potential alternative to Soviet communism, was also a time of extreme tension, as Russian society and culture were rocked by the forces of resistance and change. These essays examine the social and cultural dimensions of NEP in urban and rural Russia in the years before Stalin and rapid industrialization.

Russia

Author : Ruth Jenkins
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Provides information using maps, diagrams, charts and photos to support the text. Each book in this series offers an insight into the life of the country, providing an ideal support for GCSE Geography studies, as well as providing general information about the countries of the world.

Queer in Russia

Author : Laurie Essig
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An ethnographic exploration of gay and lesbian lives in contemporary Russia.

Russia

Author : Andrea Pelleschi
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Profiles the nation of Russia, examining its geography, wildlife, history, people, culture, politics, and economics.

Russia

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The Majesty of the Tsars: Treasures from the Kremlin is the companion volume to the Guggenheim's Russia, published to coincide with the major exhibition in New York. This dazzling book focuses on Russia in the 16th and 17th centuries, when the Tsars still lived in Moscow, illustrating rare and beautiful clothing and jewelry worn by the Russian royal family, elaborate adornments for horses, an impressive selection of arms and armour, an iconostasis from the Annunciation Cathedral, silverware, goldware, a range of portraits and much more besides. These remarkable, magnificent objects bring the spectacular world of Imperial Russia to sparkling life.

Russia

Author : Sir Donald Mackenzie Wallace
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The result of six years of study and travel in pre-Soviet Russia, this work by a major British journalist provides a vivid description of daily life under the last three Tsars, in the turbulent age following the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Everyday Stalinism

Author : Sheila Fitzpatrick
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Focusing on urban areas in the 1930s, this college professor illuminates the ways that Soviet city-dwellers coped with this world, examining such diverse activities as shopping, landing a job, and other acts.

Flawed Succession

Author : Uri Ra'anan
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This authoritative volume analyzes the state of Russia's power transfer crises throughout time, taking aim at Russia's unpredictable leadership changes and the consequent crises that result from the absence of a mechanism for legitimate succession. Leading scholars analyze this problem from the power struggles in the Kremlin immediately following Stalin's death to the rise of Putin. Shedding new light on Russia's systemic flaws and resulting instability, this work is essential for practitioners and students of policy, especially as the country reemerges as an international power with a leader who shows disconcerting tendencies to revert to authoritarian and imperial habits.