Keywords: Russia

The Soviet Century

The Soviet Century


Moshe Lewin

ISBN: 9781784780661
Year of publication: 2016

Moshe Lewin THE SOVIET CENTURY Edited by Gregory Elliott PREFACE The Soviet Union is no more. As some like to put it, Its history meaning Forget all that. Politicians, academics and the media elaborate on this formula in accordance with their specific interests and perspectives. But the term history is rich in meanings and the Soviet era is still recent history. Even if their numbers are declining, the majority of the populations of Russia and the other republics of the ex-Soviet Union were ...

Keywords: 20th Century Communism Europe Ideologies and Doctrines International and World Politics Politics and Government Politics and Social Sciences Radicalism Russia Russian and Former Soviet Union Socialism
Compartment No. 6

Compartment No. 6


Rosa Liksom

ISBN: 9781555977474
Year of publication: 2016

Rosa Liksom COMPARTMENT No. 6 thank you gospodin gradanin X.X. 1 MOSCOW HUNKERED DOWN into a dry, frozen March evening, sheltering itself from the touch of an icy sun setting red. The girl boarded the last sleeping car at the tail end of the train, found her cabin compartment number six and took a deep breath. There were four bunks, the higher two folded against the wall above. There was a small table between the beds with a white tablecloth and a faded pink paper carnation in a plastic vase. ...

Keywords: Russia
The Slave Soul of Russia

The Slave Soul of Russia


Daniel Rancour-Laferriere

ISBN: 9780814774588
Year of publication: 1995

Daniel Rancour-Laferriere THE SLAVE SOUL OF RUSSIA MORAL MASOCHISM AND THE CULT OF SUFFERING Господи помилуй, как мучительно трудно быть русским Ибо ни один народ не чувствует столь глубоко тяги земной и нет на земле бльших рабов божьих, чем мы, Русь. Lord have mercy, how agonizingly difficult it is to be Russian For there is no other people which feels the earths pull so profoundly, and there are no greater slaves of God on this earth than we, Rus. Maksim Gorkii Acknowledgments This book owes ...

Keywords: Ethnic Studies Europe History Psychology Psychopathology Russia and the Former Soviet Union Social Science World
Sunbathing in Siberia

Sunbathing in Siberia


Michael A Oliver-Semenov

ISBN: 9781910409077
Year of publication: 2014

M. A. Oliver-Semenov SUNBATHING IN SIBERIA: A MARRIAGE OF EAST AND WEST IN POST-SOVIET RUSSIA To everyone living in Russia, everyone living outside of Russia, and everyone in-between. PART I a. Aeroflot Flight SU0242. March 29th 2011. London Moscow Jaffa Cake: A round soft sponge type thing topped with orange coloured jelly and covered in a thin layer of chocolate. How was anyone supposed to know a Jaffa is an orange when it doesnt say so on the box It said Jaffa Cakes, meaning that Jaffa was ...

Keywords: Europe Historical Russia and Former Soviet Republics Travel Writing
Shipwrecked in Siberia

Shipwrecked in Siberia


Anthony J Melchiorri

ISBN: 9781498924115
Year of publication: 2014

Anthony J. Melchiorri SHIPWRECKED IN SIBERIA Lets go. Belskiys raspy voice cracked through the early morning darkness. Shukshin looked toward the window of the drafty room where Belskiy stood. A shimmer of orange approached the horizon, chasing away the loitering stars. The thick covers, matted and clumped, were still more welcoming than the blankets of snow outside. Yes, Shukshin said, but Ive got to feed Dusha first. Belskiy muttered something incomprehensible about the dog lying next to ...

Keywords: action adventure thriller adventure survival men and dogs men's adventure fiction Russian literature short story about animals short story wilderness
Mutiny: The True Events That Inspired The Hunt for Red October

Mutiny: The True Events That Inspired The Hunt for Red October


David Hagberg
Boris Gindin

ISBN: 9780765313508
Year of publication: 2008

David Hagberg and Boris Gindin MUTINY THE TRUE EVENTS THAT INSPIRED THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER For Laurie David Hagberg This book is for my lovely wife, Yana, with special thanks. It was she who inspired me to tell this story. And for my granddaughter, Alexandra Gindin. My wish is that this book will always remind her of the immense love I and the rest of the family have for her. Boris Gindin ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank Elizabeth Winick, who knew that this was a story that must be told. ...

Keywords: dissidents Europe Naval Russia Russia and Former Soviet Republics USSR
The Memory Artist

The Memory Artist


Katherine Brabon

ISBN: 9781760292867
Year of publication: 2016

Katherine Brabon THE MEMORY ARTIST For my parents, Nina and Martin, and my sisters, Emily and Meredith PART I If you ask me, Did this happen I will reply, No. If you ask me, Is this true I will say, Of course. ELENA BONNER, Mothers and Daughters CHAPTER 1 I was born in Moscow in 1964. Our apartment was a dvushka, two rooms and a small square of kitchen, in a Khrushchev-era concrete block. In that apartment of my childhood, uneven towers of paper, a precarious city, sprawled across the living ...

Keywords: Russia USSR
Granny Dan

Granny Dan


Danielle Steel

ISBN: 9780440224822
Year of publication: 2000

In my eyes she had always been old, always been mine, always been Granny Dan. But in another time, another place, there had been dancing, people, laughter, love. She had had another life before she came to us, long before she came to me. GRANNY DAN PRAISE FOR DANIELLE STEELA LITERARY PHENOMENON and not to be pigeonholed as one who produces a predictable kind of book.The Detroit NewsTHE PLOTS OF DANIELLE STEELS NOVELS TWIST AND WEAVE as incredible stories unfold to the glee and delight of her ...

Keywords: Contemporary Fiction General Grandmothers Historical Romance Russian Americans Sagas Soviet Union
Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg

Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg


Ben Stewart

ISBN: 9781620971109
Year of publication: 2015

Ben Stewart DONT TRUST DONT FEAR DONT BEG The Extraordinary Story of the Arctic 30 Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum. Kurt Vonnegut For the families of the Arctic 30, and for my own MAP FOREWORD Hi, Paul McCartney here. 1968. That was quite a year. The people were on the streets, revolution was in the air, we released the White Album, and perhaps the most influential photograph of all time was taken by an astronaut called William Anders. It ...

Keywords: Diplomacy Greenpeace International Relations Law Prirazlomnaya Russian and Former Soviet Union
Shattered Bone

Shattered Bone


Chris Stewart

ISBN: 9781590772836
Year of publication: 2014

Chris Stewart Shattered Bone DISCLAIMER In accordance with the Joint Ethics Regulation, Chapter 2, para. 2207, the views presented in Shattered Bone are those of the author and do not represent the views of the Department of Defense, its Components, or the United States Air Force. DEDICATION To my wife, the best friend I have ever had, and my children, who remind me every day that life is good. SHATTERED BONE: the code word used to signify the theft, hijacking, or unauthorized flight of a B-1 B ...

Keywords: Action & Adventure Bombers Fiction Military Military Thriller Russia Technological Technothriller Thrillers Ukraine
A Very Expensive Poison

A Very Expensive Poison


Luke Harding

ISBN: 9781783350957
Year of publication: 2016

Luke Harding A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russias War with the West Dioxin: Any of three unsaturated heterocyclic compounds, two having the formula C4H6O2 and the third C4H4O2 Gelsemium: A colourless, inodorous, bitter alkaloidal substance obtained from the root of G. sempervirens Polonium: A highly radioactive metallic element, discovered in 1898 by Professor and Marie Curie in pitchblende Ricin: An extremely toxic lectin present in the seeds of ...

Keywords: Criminology Intelligence and Espionage Russian and Former Soviet Union True Crime
Oblivion

Oblivion


Sergei Lebedev

ISBN: 9781939931252
Year of publication: 2016

Sergei Lebedev OBLIVION No resident of this town, no dead man, but something in between. Joseph Brodsky Acknowledgments Translation of this publication and the creation of its layout were carried out with the financial support of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communication under the federal target program Culture of Russia 2012-2018. The publication was effected under the auspices of the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation TRANSCRIPT Programme to Support Translations of Russian Literature. PART ...

Keywords: Europe History Russia Russia and the Former Soviet Union Travel
Putin's Russia

Putin's Russia


Anna Politkovskaya

ISBN: 9780805082500
Year of publication: 2007

Anna Politkovskaya PUTINS RUSSIA LIFE IN A FAILING DEMOCRACY FOREWORD She wasnt charismatic, she didnt fill lecture halls, and she wasnt much good at talk shows either. Nevertheless, at the time of her murder in Moscow, Anna Politkovskaya was at the pinnacle of her influence. One of the best-known journalists in Russia and one of the best-known Russian journalists in the world, she was proofand more is always neededthat there is still nothing quite so powerful as the written word. The subject of ...

Keywords: 21st Century Corruption and Misconduct Europe History Political Freedom Russia and the Former Soviet Union
Red Icon

Red Icon


Sam Eastland

ISBN: 9780571312313
Year of publication: 2014

Sam Eastland Red Icon 2 February 1945 Ahlborn, Germany, near the River Oder, 70 km from Berlin You can always tell when a mans luck has run out. Captain Antonin Proskuryakov of the Red Armys Kantemirovskaya Armoured Division, was fond of saying this. He would often use the expression in the presence of young officers newly arrived at the front and he greatly enjoyed the effect it had upon them. As the longest surviving tank commander in the Division, Proskuryakovs words took on the weight of ...

Keywords: & Detective Fiction General Mysteries Mystery Russia
Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming


Garry Kasparov
Mig Greengard

ISBN: 9781610396202
Year of publication: 2015

Garry Kasparov WINTER IS COMING Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped To the memory of Boris Nemtsov and to every person in the world battling for freedom and democracy as he did every day. -GARRY KASPAROV To Zoe, who makes it all possible, and to Cleo and Rafa, who make it all worth it. -MIG GREENGARD INTRODUCTION On August 19, 1991, CNN was providing nonstop live coverage of an attempted coup against Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev. Allied with the KGB, ...

Keywords: Europe Former Soviet Union Government History International and World Politics National and International Security Political Freedom Politics Russia Social Sciences

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