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The New Tsar

The New Tsar

The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

  • Author: Steven Lee Myers
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471130657
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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An epic tale of Vladimir Putin's path to power, as he emerged from obscurity to become one of the world's most conflicted and important leaders. Former New York TimesMoscow Bureau Chief Steven Lee Myers has followed Putin since well before the recent events in the Ukraine, and gives us the fullest and most engaging account available of his rise to power. A gripping, page-turning narrative about Russian power and prestige, the book depicts a cool and calculating leader with enormous ambition and few scruples. As the world struggles to confront a newly assertive Russia, the importance of understanding Putin has never been greater. Vladimir Putin rose out of Soviet deprivation to the pinnacle of influence in the new Russian nation. He came to office in 2000 as a reformer, cutting taxes and expanding property rights, bringing a measure of order and eventually prosperity to millions whose only experience of democracy in the early years following the Soviet collapse was instability, poverty and criminality. But soon Putin orchestrated the preservation of a new kind of authoritarianism, consolidating power, reasserting his country's might, brutally crushing revolts and swiftly dispatching dissenters, even as he retained the support of many.

Vladimir Putin Biography: The Rise of the New Tsar, How Putin Will Rule The World and The New Russian Empire? | The Glory of Vladimir Putin, The Glory of Russia

Vladimir Putin Biography: The Rise of the New Tsar, How Putin Will Rule The World and The New Russian Empire? | The Glory of Vladimir Putin, The Glory of Russia

  • Author: Chris Dicker
  • Publisher: Chris Dicker
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
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There's hardly a person who does not heard of Vladimir Putin. Most of the Western media describe him as an aggressor, dictator and autocrat. We are going to eliminate some of the common myths about Putin and see the real Putin behind the scenes...

The Tsar's Doctor

The Tsar's Doctor

  • Author: Mary McGrigor
  • Publisher: Birlinn
  • ISBN: 0857905643
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Born in Kincardine in 1767, James Wylie became one of the most celebrated doctors in Europe and the centre of two of the most fascinating and enduring conspiracy theories in Russian history. Having performed the first tracheotomy operation to be carried out in Russia on Count Kutaisof, one of the Tsar Paul I's favourites, Wylie was made the Tsar's personal doctor. When the Tsar was assassinated in March 1801, Wylie made his first steps into infamy when he signed the death certificate, mysteriously giving apoplexy, in place of strangulation, as the cause. Wylie went on to serve the Tsar's son, Alexander I, devotedly for twenty-four years; he was with him at Tilsit, when he concluded a treaty with Napoleon and was as a field surgeon at the battles of Austerlitz, Jenna and at Borodino where he reputedly carried out 200 operations on the field. Tolstoy is thought to have made him the doctor who features in "War and Peace". Following Napoleon's defeat, Wylie accompanied Alexander on his triumphant entry into Paris and subsequently went with him to England, where the Prince Regent knighted him at the Tsar's special request. Following the Treaty of Vienna, Alexander returned to Russia before travelling to the Crimea - where he contracted Crimean fever. In spite of Wylie's protestations, the Tsar refused to take any form of medication and died soon afterwards. Once again Wylie signed the death certificate, but rumour soon spread through the Empire that the Tsar, who had become intensely religious, had escaped to live in Siberia where, some time later, he emerged as a visionary monk. In "The Tsars' Doctor", Mary McGrigor unravels the many mysteries surrounding Wylie's life and his involvement with the Romanov dynasty, using contemporary evidence and Wylie's own diaries to examine the details of his great achievements and his participation in several of the most momentous events in 19th century Russian history.

Short History of Russia's First Civil War

Short History of Russia's First Civil War

The Time of Troubles and the Founding of the Romanov Dynasty

  • Author: Chester S. L. Dunning
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271045139
  • Category: History
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This book is the first major post-Marxist reassessment of the Time of Troubles.

Russia's First Civil War

Russia's First Civil War

The Time of Troubles and the Founding of the Romanov Dynasty

  • Author: Chester S. L. Dunning
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271043715
  • Category: History
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"Based upon exhaustive research, Russia's First Civil War is a mix of social and military history, firmly placing the Time of Troubles in the context of the waves of wars and rebellions that swept through early modern Europe and Asia."--BOOK JACKET.

Count Sergei Witte and the Twilight of Imperial Russia

Count Sergei Witte and the Twilight of Imperial Russia

A Biography

  • Author: Sidney Harcave
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780765614223
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 323
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"Witte's spectacular rise during the reign of Alexander III was followed by a more troubled relationship with Nicholas II, who ultimately broke with his premier in 1906. Having negotiated the Portsmouth Treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War and drafted the October Manifesto that made Russia a constitutional monarchy, Witte had worn out his welcome in the imperial court. He withdrew into an embittered retirement, worked on his memoirs, and spent his last decade - in Bernard Pares's words - "watching a set of fools demolish a mighty empire." This is the first full-scale biography of Witte in English, by the historian who edited and translated Witte's memoirs."--BOOK JACKET.

Pushkin's Ode to Liberty

Pushkin's Ode to Liberty

The Life and Loves of Alexander Pushkin

  • Author: M.A. DuVernet
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1499052936
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 530
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Alexander Pushkin is Russia’s most beloved poet. Pushkin is a decedent of a noble family on his father’s side and on his mother’s side the great-grandson of Peter the Great’s Blackamoor slave, who was presented with his freedom and became a general in the tsar’s Navy. Pushkin’s poem “Ode to Liberty” brought hope to the Russian people during a time when other countries were defining their democracy. He is considered to be the Shakespeare of Russian literature having inspired many other writers to follow him. He was revered for his masterpiece Eugene Onegin, and like the hero in his masterpiece became changed by the woman he loved. As a poet, he was also known as the patron saint of dueling having fought many duels during his short life, often over a matter of words or women. His last duel was surrounded with mystery involving an anonymous letter accusing his wife of being unfaithful. He fought this duel to defend his wife’s honor and the mystery of the anonymous letter was never solved, until now! Explore the poetry and letters of Pushkin and read about his fascination with dueling, issues with religion, his struggles with censorship, the years he spent in exile while still serving the autocracy, his tribute to his comrades who fought in the Decembrist Uprising and his search for happiness as he finds and marries the most beautiful woman in all of Russia. Author M. A. DuVernet tells a captivating story of a black poet in Russia during the 1800’s, a man who believed in himself and became a legend in spite of the powerful few who hated him.

Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and Alexandra

The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

  • Author: Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0307788474
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 640
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The story of the love that ended an empire In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s brave struggle with hemophilia. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history—the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great. Praise for Nicholas and Alexandra “A larger-than-life drama.”—Saturday Review “A moving, rich book . . . [This] revealing, densely documented account of the last Romanovs focuses not on the great events . . . but on the royal family and their evil nemesis. . . . The tale is so bizarre, no melodrama is equal to it.”—Newsweek “A wonderfully rich tapestry, the colors fresh and clear, every strand sewn in with a sure hand. Mr. Massie describes those strange and terrible years with sympathy and understanding. . . . They come vividly before our eyes.”—The New York Times “An all-too-human picture . . . Both Nicholas and Alexandra with all their failings come truly alive, as does their almost storybook romance.”—Newsday “A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”—Harper’s

Friedrich the Blacksmith

Friedrich the Blacksmith

From the Promised Land of Catherine the Great to the Gulags of Comrade

  • Author: Norman Fischbuch
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 142691296X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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This story begins in the late 1890's and documents the life of an ambitious young man who grew up eagerly looking forward to a comfortable and sheltered life in an isolated community in Russia near the Polish border. In his youth this farm boy dreamed of becoming the best blacksmith in this community of ethnic German colonies in southern Russia. However, his plans for the future were interrupted when he was conscripted into the Russian Navy. Here he served as a stoker and rose in rank to become an astute marine engineer, and was decorated for bravery by Tsar Nicholas II in the disastrous Russo-Japanese naval Battle of the Yellow Sea, while he served on the flagship of Russia's First Pacific Squadron. Although he had diligently served his community, his country, and his Tsar, it is difficult to concieved how this dedicated citizen of a land which he loved and cherished, that he would end his life as a blind and destitute inmante in one of Stalin's slave labour camps.

Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov

Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov

  • Author: Burton D. Fisher
  • Publisher: Opera Journeys Publishing
  • ISBN: 1102009229
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