Category: Russia

Romanov Riches: Russian Writers and Artists Under the Tsars by Solomon Volkov

By Solomon Volkov

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In a sweeping cultural background of Russia from the increase of the home of Romanov in 1613 to its downfall by the hands of the Bolsheviks in 1917, Solomon Volkov without difficulty unwinds the twisted courting among paintings and the royal relations.

Throughout the Romanov dynasty, Russia’s maximum artists and thinkers, painters and poets, composers and dancers, served masters. Devotion to craft—or principle—could by no means completely eclipse dependence at the tsars. equally, shoppers of Russian tradition may by no means reply with out political attention: Volkov recounts how, on the 1836 most effective of Glinka’s opera A lifestyles for the Tsar, stylish audiences watched Nicholas I in his inner most field to work out how they should react. He wept, and so they wept for that reason.

In this spellbinding tale, we watch the nice figures of Russian historical past conflict. Alexei, father of Peter the good, befriended the author Avvakum purely to banish him; the following tsar, Fedor, had Avvakum burned alive. utilizing her infamous charms, Catherine the good masterfully wielded political regulate over her tradition undefined. For his half, Pushkin turned the 1st favourite artist to withstand the tsar’s effect. His poem “To Liberty” is loved as a progressive paintings of dissent. yet even Pushkin’s genius went unspared: Alexander bored with the poet’s literary and amorous freethinking and banished him from St. Petersburg.

Romanov Riches is a piece of epic scale that by no means sacrifices person characters for broader topics. Gogol, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy are offered in a devilishly elaborate dance with their royal consumers. a really crucial paintings for somebody who desires to comprehend Russia’s passionate devotion to its most vital artists, it's the prequel to Volkov’s acclaimed paintings the paranormal refrain: A background of Russian tradition from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn.

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Modern Russian Grammar: A Practical Guide by John A. Dunn, Shamil Khairov

By John A. Dunn, Shamil Khairov

Glossy Russian Grammar: a realistic advisor is an leading edge reference consultant to Russian, combining conventional and function-based grammar in one quantity.

The Grammar is split into elements. half A covers conventional grammatical different types comparable to contract, nouns, verbs and adjectives. half B is punctiliously geared up round language capabilities overlaying all significant communique occasions. With a robust emphasis on modern utilization, all grammar issues and capabilities are richly illustrated with examples. major positive factors of the Grammar contain: transparent factors emphasis on components of specific hassle for newcomers of Russian, resembling numerals and verbs of movement huge cross-referencing among the several sections. this is often the right reference grammar for rookies of Russian in any respect degrees, from newbie to complicated. No earlier wisdom of grammatical terminology is thought and a word list of grammatical phrases is equipped.

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Kharkov 1942: The Wehrmacht strikes back by Robert Forczyk

By Robert Forczyk

After failing to complete off the German military within the 1941/42 wintry weather Counteroffensive and conscious that Hitler used to be making plans a brand new summer season offensive in mid-1942, Stalin directed the purple military to behavior a robust blow in a single quarter of the jap entrance in an effort to disrupt German plans. the sphere selected used to be Kharkov, the place the Soviet Southwestern entrance had seized bridgeheads over the Donets River and Heeresgruppe Süd seemed susceptible. below Stalin's depended on army consultant, Marshal Semyon Timoshenko, the Stavka's closing reserves have been assembled and ready to behavior a leap forward assault meant to encircle the German 6th military close to Kharkov.
However, Stalin was once unaware that the Germans have been making plans their very own riposte at Kharkov, referred to as Operation Fredericus. while Timoshenko begun his offensive in could 1942, he didn't discover the restrictions of his personal forces or the agility of the Germans to get over setbacks, all of which contributed to 1 of the crimson military maximum defeats of worldwide battle II. The German victory at Kharkov additionally contributed to the Wehrmacht's skill to push to the Volga River, as soon as the pink military used to be heavily weakened alongside the Donets. This quantity pays specific consciousness to intelligence and logistics concerns, in addition to how this crusade served as a prelude to the conflict of Stalingrad. it is going to additionally concentrate on the nascent improvement of the purple Army's tank corps and 'deep conflict' strategies, in addition to the revival of the German Panzertruppen after Barbarossa.

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Chienne de Guerre: A Woman Reporter Behind the Lines of the by Anne Nivat, Susan Darnton

By Anne Nivat, Susan Darnton

Author note: Susan Darnton (Translator)
Publish yr note: First released April fifth 2001
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Two years in the past, while she was once thirty years outdated, Anne Nivat determined to work out first-hand what warfare was once all approximately. Russia had simply introduced its moment brutal crusade opposed to Chechnya. And even though the Russians strictly forbade Westerners from protecting the warfare, the aspiring French journalist determined she may go.

There are very genuine hazards in Chechnya: being arrested via the Russians and being abducted by means of the Chechens. Nivat strapped her satellite tv for pc cell to her abdominal, disguised herself within the clothing of a Chechen peasant, and sneaked around the border. She stumbled on a tender consultant, Islam, to guide her illegally in the course of the warfare sector. for 6 months they the warfare, traveling with underground rebels and drowsing with Chechen households or in deserted structures. Anne trembled via air raids; walked via deserted killing fields; and helped within the halls of bloody hospitals. She interviewed insurgent leaders, executive officers, younger widows, and offended combatants, and she or he pronounced every little thing again to France. Her reviews in Libération ended in antiwar demonstrations open air the Russian embassy in Paris.

Anne's phrases circulation. they aren't florid, yet terse, cool, dramatic. greater than only a warfare correspondent's document, Chienne de Guerre is a relocating tale of fight and self-discovery—the adventures of 1 younger lady who many times assessments her personal actual and mental limits within the super risky and tense atmosphere of battle.

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The Hazards of Urban Life in Late Stalinist Russia: Health, by Filtzer

By Filtzer

This is often the 1st special examine of the traditional of dwelling of standard Russians following international conflict II. It examines city residing stipulations below the Stalinist regime with a spotlight at the key problems with sanitation, entry to secure water offers, own hygiene and anti-epidemic controls, nutrition and meals, and little one mortality. evaluating 5 key business areas, it exhibits that residing stipulations nonetheless lagged a few fifty years at the back of Western ecu norms. The ebook finds that, regardless of this, the years previous Stalin's dying observed dramatic advancements in mortality charges because of the applying of rigorous public wellbeing and fitness controls and Western scientific suggestions. whereas tracing those alterations, the booklet additionally analyzes the influence that the absence of an enough city infrastructure had on people's day-by-day lives and at the courting among the Stalinist regime and the Russian humans, and, ultimately, how the Soviet adventure in comparison to that of past industrializing societies.

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The Great Conspiracy Against Russia by Michael; Kahn, Albert E. Sayers

By Michael; Kahn, Albert E. Sayers

The good Conspiracy opposed to Russia
by Michael Sayers and Albert E. Kahn

The nice Conspiracy: the key struggle opposed to Soviet Russia (1946) was once a global bestseller. at the Moscow purge trials, the authors accredited as legitimate the fees of treason opposed to former Soviet leaders, and the underlying allegation of plots to overthrow the Soviet nation, assassinate Lenin, Stalin, Gorky, and others.

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Blunder! : how the U.S. gave away Nazi supersecrets to by Tom Agoston

By Tom Agoston

Contains index. Very fresh and tight reproduction. measurement: 6 1/4" x nine 1/4". No marks. Binding is tight, covers and backbone totally intact. Edges browned a bit. no longer Ex-Library. All books provided from DSB are stocked at our shop in Fayetteville, AR. Shipped Weight: less than 1 kilogram. classification: historical past; ISBN: 0396085563. ISBN/EAN: 9780396085560. stock No: 026588.

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The Cuban Missile Crisis in American memory : myths versus by Sheldon M. Stern

By Sheldon M. Stern

This booklet exposes the misconceptions, half-truths, and outright lies that experience formed the nonetheless dominant yet principally legendary model of what occurred within the White condominium in the course of these harrowing weeks of mystery Cuban missile situation deliberations. A half-century after the development it truly is definitely time to illustrate, as soon as and for all, that RFK's Thirteen Days and the non-public memoirs of different ExComm participants can't be taken heavily as traditionally actual bills of the ExComm meetings.

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The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation by Andrew Wilson

By Andrew Wilson

This ebook is the main acute, expert, and up to date account to be had at the present time of Ukraine and its humans. Andrew Wilson brings his vintage paintings as much as the current, in the course of the Orange Revolution and its aftermath, together with the 2006 election, the resultant challenge of 2007, the Ukrainian reaction to the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008, the commercial quandary in Ukraine, and the 2009 gasoline dispute among Russia and Ukraine. It seems ahead to the main election in 2010, with a purpose to revisit some of the concerns that have been inspiration settled in 2004.

 

Praise for prior editions:

 

“Marvelous. . . . an ideal advent to a desirable tradition: strongly recommended.” —Library Journal

 

“[A] sweeping introductory exam of Ukrainian id and historical past. . . . an outstanding historical past, the sort that provides now not pat solutions yet nutrition for concept inside of a lush context of documented and mythological past.”—Kirkus experiences (starred review)

 

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