Keywords: russia

Black Square

Black Square


Sophie Pinkham

ISBN: 9780393247978
Year of publication: 2016

Sophie Pinkham BLACK SQUARE ADVENTURES IN POST-SOVIET UKRAINE For my friends in Ukraine and Russia, with love and gratitude. MAPS PREFACE I was seven years old when the Berlin Wall fell. Watching the news with my parents in New York, I wondered how a simple concrete barrier could be so important. Why hadnt people just climbed over it Newscasters discussed the Iron Curtain, which sounded scary, but also confusing. Didnt curtains, by definition, ripple and fold I was sixteen when NATO bombed ...

Keywords: 21st Century Europe Geopolitics Russia Social History Travel
Disappearing Earth

Disappearing Earth


Julia Phillips

ISBN: 9780525520412
Year of publication: 2019

Julia Phillips DISAPPEARING EARTH To Alex, my dar, my Дар PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS THE GOLOSOVSKY FAMILY Marina Alexandrovna, a journalist in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Alyona, her older daughter Sophia, her younger daughter THE SOLODIKOV FAMILY Alla Innokentevna, head of a cultural center in the village of Esso Natalia, called Natasha, her oldest daughter Denis, her middle child and only son Lilia, her youngest daughter Revmira, her second cousin, a nurse Lev and Yulia, called Yulka, ...

Keywords: Kamchatka Russia
Behind Putin's Curtain

Behind Putin's Curtain


Stephan Orth

ISBN: 9781771643672
Year of publication: 2019

Stephan Orth BEHIND PUTINS CURTAIN FRIENDSHIPS AND MISADVENTURES INSIDE RUSSIA Surprising. EDWARD SNOWDEN, on being asked to sum up his impressions of Russia in a word MAP 10 weeks 24 hosts Total mileage 13,411 21,583 km BY PLANE: 7,094 11,416 km BY BUSCAR: 3,870 6,229 km BY TRAIN: 2,422 3,898 km ON HORSEBACK: 25 40 km обратно ARRIVED WE ARE STANDING at the edge of a crater behind the barrier is an abyss 1,722 feet deep. Welcome to the asshole of the world shouts the director of the Department ...

Keywords: Couchsurfing in Russia
Dusk at Dawn

Dusk at Dawn


David J Oldman

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2018

David J Oldman DUSK AT DAWN For Gill with whom I covered some of these miles, years after the events portrayed. Cast of Characters Paul Ross An army officer Mansfield Cumming Head of SIS Valentine A friend of Paul Ross Colonel Browning SIS officer, assistant to Mansfield Cumming Pinker A salesman. Passenger aboard the steamship Hesperus Turner A steward aboard the Hesperus Reverend Pater A Passenger aboard the Hesperus Mrs Hogarth A Passenger aboard the Hesperus Miss Andresen A Passenger aboard ...

Keywords: Bolsheviks civil war Czechoslovak Legion intervention Kolchak revolution Russia
The Man Who Couldn't Die

The Man Who Couldn't Die


Olga Slavnikova

ISBN: 9780231546416
Year of publication: 2019

Olga Slavnikova THE MAN WHO COULDNT DIE THE TALE OF AN AUTHENTIC HUMAN BEING INTRODUCTION Ressentiment Monsters MARK LIPOVETSKY I met Olga Slavnikova in 1987 or 1988. Back then we both lived in Sverdlovsk now Ekaterinburg she worked as an editor at Ural, the local thick and respectable literary magazine, and I was publishing my first articles in it. She had just finished a journalism degree at Ural State University my alma mater too and was launching her literary career, both as a prose writer ...

Keywords: Russian and Former Soviet Union
The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them


Elif Batuman

ISBN: 9781921656644
Year of publication: 2010

ELIF BATUMAN The Possessed ELIF BATUMAN was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. She now lives in San Francisco. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award. She teaches at Stanford University. The Possessed The Possessed ADVENTURES WITH RUSSIAN BOOKSAND THE PEOPLE WHO READ THEMElif BatumanFARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUXNEW YORK Farrar, Straus and Giroux18 West 18th Street, New York 10011 Copyright 2010 by Elif BatumanAll rights reservedDistributed in Canada by DM ...

Keywords: General Literary Criticism Russian & Former Soviet Union Russian literature
No Less Than Mystic

No Less Than Mystic


John Medhurst

ISBN: 9781910924471
Year of publication: 2017

John Medhurst NO LESS THAN MYSTIC A History of Lenin and the Russian Revolution for a 21st-Century Left To my Mum and Dad and to the Isle of Dogs 1982-1988, where I learnt to argue about the Russian Revolution. The Marxist doctrine is omnipotent because it is true V.I. Lenin, The Three Component Parts of Marxism, 1914 No less than mystic is the concept of a political form that, by virtue of its particular character, can surmount all economic, social and national conditions Julius Martov, The ...

Keywords: Russian Revolution
A Splendid Little War

A Splendid Little War


Derek Robinson

ISBN: 9780857052292
Year of publication: 2013

Derek Robinson A SPLENDID LITTLE WAR For Shiela FOREWORD A Splendid Little War is based on fact. In 1919 Britain sent forces from all three Armed Services to Russia, in support of the White armies in their civil war against the Bolshevik armies. Britain also sent military supplies to the value of more than a hundred million pounds a billion pounds in modern money to help the White cause. This policy was known as the Intervention. It ended in failure. Many British personnel died in Russia or in ...

Keywords: Russian Civil War
Ukraine: ZBIG's Grand Chess Board & How The West Was Checkmated

Ukraine: ZBIG's Grand Chess Board & How The West Was Checkmated


Kermit Heartsong
Natylie Baldwin

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2015

Ukraine: ZBIGs Grand Chess Board How The West Was Checkmated Part I The opening repertoire beyond Conditions in the Soviet Union Reagan and Gorbachev The Failure of the Peace Dividend Zbigniew Brzeziskis Grand Chess Board The Neoconservatives The Philosophy Military Strategy The Wolfowitz Doctrine A Clean Break Robert Kagan and Victoria Nuland Responsibility to Protect Origins of R2P Libya An Abuse of R2P NATO: From Cold War to Global War NATO in the 1990s 1996 The Turning Point NATO in the ...

Keywords: Geopolitics NATO Russia Ukraine USA
State Secrets

State Secrets


Vil S Mirzayanov

ISBN: 9781432719234
Year of publication: 2008

Vil S. Mirzayanov STATE SECRETS AN INSIDERS CHRONICLE OF THE RUSSIAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS PROGRAM I am dedicating this book with love to my children Elena, Iskander and Sultan Introduction This book, while autobiographical and in many places entirely personal in character, is also a firsthand chronicle about the secrets of chemical weapons development in the Soviet Union and in Russia. I worked as a chemist for more than 26 years in the premier center for the development of chemical agents in the ...

Keywords: Biological and Chemical Warfare History Military Novichok Russia and the Former Soviet Union
A Terrible Country

A Terrible Country


Keith Gessen

ISBN: 9780735221314
Year of publication: 2018

Keith Gessen A TERRIBLE COUNTRY A NOVEL For Rosalia Moiseevna Solodovnik, 19202015 PART I 1. I MOVE TO MOSCOW IN THE LATE SUMMER of 2008, I moved to Moscow to take care of my grandmother. She was about to turn ninety and I hadnt seen her for nearly a decade. My brother Dima and I were her only family her lone daughter, our mother, had died years earlier. Baba Seva lived alone now in her old Moscow apartment. When I called to tell her I was coming, she sounded very happy to hear it, and also a ...

Keywords: Jew Jewish Russia
Man on Ice: Russia vs the USA - in Alaska

Man on Ice: Russia vs the USA - in Alaska


Humphrey Hawksley

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2017

Humphrey Hawksley Man on Ice: Russia vs the USA in Alaska A Selection of Recent Titles by Humphrey Hawksley The Rake Ozenna Series MAN ON ICE The Kat Polinski Series SECURITY BREACH HOME RUN FRIENDS AND ENEMIES The Future History Series DRAGON STRIKE DRAGON FIRE THE THIRD WORLD WAR available from Severn House Dedication To all families and nations divided by politics Map THE FOLLOWING TAKES PLACE IN THE TWO DAYS BEFORE THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION ON JANUARY 20th ONE Little Diomede, ...

Keywords: Action Alaska Arctic Military Thriller Russian Invasion Thriller WW3
The Children's Game

The Children's Game


Max Karpov

ISBN: 9781510734814
Year of publication: 2018

Max Karpov THE CHILDRENS GAME The person who yells Thief the loudest is the thief himself. Old Russian saying PROLOGUE After the long winter, it was spring again in Moscow. The last crusts of sooty snow had melted from the curbs and the city parks were bright with the colors of tulips and lilacs. At the Kremlin gardens, the apple and cherry trees were in bloom, filling the air with a familiar scent of anticipation. On nearby Boulevard Ring Road, an unmarked white cargo van was moving through ...

Keywords: anti-Russian propaganda
Black Earth City

Black Earth City


Charlotte Hobson

ISBN: 0312420617
Year of publication: 2012

Charlotte Hobson BLACK EARTH CITY WHEN RUSSIA RAN WILD and So Did We 1 Russian Lessons There was a time before I was old enough for school when my mother and I visited Russia once a week. Welcome to Russia, the lady said, each time she swung open her front door to us. Russia consisted of an overheated apartment just outside Southampton, full of photographs of ballet dancers. In the front room, where I was sent to play, two unfriendly, stiff-legged pugs lay snoring on the carpet. I didnt object, ...

Keywords: Russia Voronezh Воронеж
The Red Web

The Red Web


Andrei Soldatov
Irina Borogan

ISBN: 9781610395731
Year of publication: 2017

Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan THE RED WEB THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN RUSSIAS DIGITAL DICTATORS AND THE NEW ONLINE REVOLUTIONARIES Information wants to be free. Futurist Stewart Brand This is not a phone conversation. a Russian expression meaning a wish to discuss something in person because somebody else might be listening PROLOGUE In an otherwise residential district of southwest Moscow, a nineteen-story gray-and-white high rise, surrounded by a modest fence, could at first glance be mistaken for ...

Keywords: Computers HISTORY Political Science Russia and the Former Soviet Union Security World

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