Keywords: russia and the former soviet union

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
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
Sashenka

Sashenka


Simon Sebag Montefiore

ISBN: 9781439109847
Year of publication: 2008

Simon Montefiore SASHENKA To Santa There where the waves spray The feet of solitary reefs A loving enchantress Gave me her talisman. She told me with tenderness: You must not lose it, Its power is infallible, Love gave it to you. Alexander Pushkin, The Talisman Now and again in these parts, you come across people so remarkable that, no matter how much time has passed since you met them, it is impossible to recall them without your heart trembling. Nikolai Leskov, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Here I ...

Keywords: Europe Family Life Family secrets Russia and the Former Soviet Union Soviet Union Women historians
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
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
Operation Overflight

Operation Overflight


Curt Gentry
Francis Gary Powers

ISBN: 9781574884227
Year of publication: 2004

Francis Gary Powers with Curt Gentry OPERATION OVERFLIGHT A MEMOIR OF THE U-2 INCIDENT To Sue, who provided the happy ending To the memory of Buster Eugene Edens who died in the crash of a U-2 at Edwards Air Force Base, California April 1965 FOREWORD On May 1, 1960the traditional May Day holidayan American U-2 spyplane flew high above the Soviet Union photographing strategic targets. It was the twenty-fourth U-2 mission over the USSR since the first overflight almost four years earlier. The ...

Keywords: Aviation Europe Military Science Russia and the Former Soviet Union Technology and Engineering
Sleepwalking with the Bomb

Sleepwalking with the Bomb


John C Wohlstetter

ISBN: 9781936599066
Year of publication: 2012

John C. Wohlstetter SLEEPWALKING WITH THE BOMB To family, friends, and others who educated me in coping with lifes challenges, including the challenge of thinking about how best to avoid man-made catastrophesof which nuclear conflict is most fearsome and destructive of all. FOREWORD Richard Perle WHEN RICHARD NIXON RETURNED FROM MOSCOW IN 1972 HE brought with him the apparent triumph of a comprehensive agreement with Leonid Brezhnev that would end a nuclear weapons arms race and usher in a new ...

Keywords: arms control Europe international relations nuclear warfare Russia and the former Soviet Union