10 Jul 2020

Category: Russia

Asia

Unnatural Deaths in the U.S.S.R. 

This astonishing and sobering account of government- and war-induced civilian deaths in the Soviet Union calculates that Soviet loss of life between 1928 and 1954 was far higher than Western ex-perts have ever believed. Applying mathematical techniques to Soviet demographic statistics, Dyadkin shows that Stalinist…

Asia

Exiled to Stalin’s Prisons 

“Why have I been exiled to prison?” It was a question millions of Soviet citizens asked themselves in the latter 1930s and in the years that followed World War Two. The charges brought against those who were imprisoned were decided by the State and the…

Asia

Circles of the Russian Revolution: Internal and International Consequences of the Year 1917 in Russia (Routledge Studies in Modern European History) 

This volume provides the English-speaking reader with little-known perspectives of Central and Eastern European historians on the topic of the Russian Revolution. Whereas research into the Soviet Union’s history has flourished at Western universities, the contribution of Central and Eastern European historians, during the Cold…

Americas

True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy 

“Relevant…fascinating…vividly reconstructed.” —The New York Times Book Review “Riveting reading…a mesmerizing look at Cold War espionage.” —USA TODAY This astonishing real-life spy thriller, filled with danger, misplaced loyalties, betrayal, treachery, and pure evil, with a plot twist worthy of John le Carré, is relevant today…

Asia

Making Sense of War 

In Making Sense of War, Amir Weiner reconceptualizes the entire historical experience of the Soviet Union from a new perspective, that of World War II. Breaking with the conventional interpretation that views World War II as a post-revolutionary addendum, Weiner situates this event at the…

Asia

The Petrine Revolution in Russian Culture 

The reforms initiated by Peter the Great transformed Russia not only into a European power, but into a European culture–a shift, argues James Cracraft, that was nothing less than revolutionary. The author of seminal works on visual culture in the Petrine era, Cracraft now turns…