Keywords: soviet union

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 Polar Bear Expedition

The Polar Bear Expedition


James Carl Nelson

ISBN: 9780062852779
Year of publication: 2018

James Carl Nelson THE POLAR BEAR EXPEDITION THE HEROES OF AMERICAS FORGOTTEN INVASION OF RUSSIA Map Prologue Nijni Gora, Russia January 19, 1919 Theyve been expecting it for weekshell, months. And so the men of Company A of the 339th Infantry Regimentthe Polar Bears, they would come to call themselveshave stood night and day in forty-below-zero temperatures. They stamp their feet and try not to touch bare skin on the frozen barrels of their weapons lest their flesh be ripped off they peer ...

Keywords: allied intervention 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
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
First Person

First Person


Vladimir Putin
Nataliya Gevorkyan
Natalya Timakova
Andrei Kolesnikov

ISBN: 9780786723270
Year of publication: 2000

Vladimir Putin with Nataliya Gevorkyan, Natalya Timakova, and Andrei Kolesnikov FIRST PERSON An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait by Russias President Vladimir Putin In fact, I have had a very simple life. Everything is an open book. I finished school and went to university. I graduated from university and went to the KGB. I finished the KGB and went back to university. After university, I went to work for Sobchak. From Sobchak, to Moscow and to the General Department. Then to the Presidential ...

Keywords: Presidents and Heads of State Russian and Former Soviet Union
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
War with Russia

War with Russia


Richard Shirreff

ISBN: 9781681441375
Year of publication: 2016

General Sir Richard Shirreff WAR WITH RUSSIA AN URGENT WARNING FROM SENIOR MILITARY COMMAND To my friends in Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. Men and women who understand the price of freedom. Foreword Admiral James Stavridis, US Navy Retired, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe AT HIS CONFIRMATION hearing in the summer of 2015, General Mark Milley, the new Chief of US Army Staff, was asked by the Senate Armed Services Committee what was the greatest threat to the Americanand Westerndemocratic ...

Keywords: anti-Russian fiction international relations political science propaganda Russian and former Soviet Union world
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
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
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
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

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