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Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
by Masha Gessen
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The heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies On February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses, tights, and balaclavas, they performed a &... (read more)

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The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
by Masha Gessen
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Early in the morning of February 21, 2012, five young women entered the enormous Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, took off their overcoats to expose neon dresses, tights, and balaclavas, climbed up on the dais and began to perform a “punk... (read more)

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Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
by Svetlana Alexievich
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Voices from Chernobyl is the first book to present personal... (read more)

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Black Earth : Journey Through Russia After the Fall (03 Edition)
Black Earth : Journey Through Russia After the Fall (03 Edition)
by Andrew Meier
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"A compassionate glimpse into the extremes where the new Russia meets the old," writes Robert Legvold (Foreign Affairs) about Andrew Meier's enthralling new work. Journeying across a resurgent and reputedly free land, Meier has produced a virtuosic mix... (read more)

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Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of Revolution
Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of Revolution
by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser
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In the tradition of Hedrick Smith's The Russians, Robert G. Kaiser's Russia: The People and the Power, and David Remnick's Lenin's Tomb comes an eloquent and eye-opening chronicle of Vladimir Putin's Russia, from this generation's leading Moscow... (read more)

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Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
by David Remnick
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Dismantling Utopia (94 Edition)
Dismantling Utopia (94 Edition)
by Scott Shane
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By the 1980s the Soviet Union had matched the United States in military might and far surpassed it in the production of steel, timber, concrete, and oil. But the electronic whirlwind that was transforming the global economy had been locked out by... (read more)

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Last Man in Russia (13 Edition)
Last Man in Russia (13 Edition)
by Oliver Bullough
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Russia is dying from within. Oligarchs and oil barons may still dominate international news coverage, but their prosperity masks a deep-rooted demographic tragedy. Faced with staggering population decline—and near-certain economic collapse—... (read more)

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Vodka, tears, and Lenin's angel :my adventures in the wild and woolly former Soviet Union
Vodka, tears, and Lenin's angel :my adventures in the wild and woolly former Soviet Union
by Jennifer Gould
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Gould, now a staff reporter at The Village Voice, describes the strange and complicated world of the post-Communist former Soviet Union from the inside. She mingles with politicians and teenage age mafia millionaires, Western-educated Muslim women... (read more)

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Russia's Fate Through Russian Eyes: Perspectives of a New Generation
Russia's Fate Through Russian Eyes: Perspectives of a New Generation
by Heyward Isham
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Blowing the cobwebs from antiquated notions of Russia as an enigmatic nation doomed to tragic failure, twenty-eight articulate and entrepreneurial young Russian men and women--representatives of a new generation who came of age during and after the fall... (read more)

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The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan
The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan
by Artyom Borovik
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Artyom Borovik, who died last year, was considered one of the preeminent journalists in Russia. The first glimpse inside the Soviet military machine, The Hidden War captured the soldiers' terror, helplessness, and despair at waging war in a foreign land... (read more)

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Putin's Oil: The Yukos Affair and the Struggle for Russia
Putin's Oil: The Yukos Affair and the Struggle for Russia
by Martin Sixsmith
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Organizing Women in Contemporary Russia: Engendering Transition
Organizing Women in Contemporary Russia: Engendering Transition
by Valerie Sperling
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A rich and clearly-written analysis of the women's movement in contemporary Russia.... (read more)

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Tomorrow You Go Home: One Man's Harrowing Imprisonment in a Modern-Day Russian Gulag
Tomorrow You Go Home: One Man's Harrowing Imprisonment in a Modern-Day Russian Gulag
by Tig Hague
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The haunting true story of a hardworking British businessman who became mired in the deadly, corruption-laden nightmare of Russia's current prison system — and lived to tell about it, thanks to a love affair that kept his hope alive and the efforts... (read more)

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Pussy Riot!: A Punk Prayer for Freedom: Letters from Prison, Songs, Poems, and Courtroom Statements, Plus Tributes to the Punk Band
Pussy Riot!: A Punk Prayer for Freedom: Letters from Prison, Songs, Poems, and Courtroom Statements, Plus Tributes to the Punk Band
by Pussy Riot
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"Can music change the world? Only in very special circumstances. Once in a generation, a band can create a moment on which society turns. Through your brave actions you have provided Russia with such a moment. Your fellow musicians stand with you."—... (read more)

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Between Dictatorship and Democracy: Russian Post-Communist Political Reform
Between Dictatorship and Democracy: Russian Post-Communist Political Reform
by Michael Mcfaul
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For hundreds of years, dictators have ruled Russia. Do they still? Did the processes unleashed by Gorbachev and continued under Russian President Boris Yeltsin lead eventually to liberal democracy in Russia? If not, what kind of political regime did take... (read more)

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Politics of Transition: Shaping a Post-Soviet Future
Politics of Transition: Shaping a Post-Soviet Future
by Stephen White
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Traces the politics of Soviet transition in the late 1980s and early 1990s from its origins to its uncertain post-communist... (read more)

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Not by Bread Alone: Social Support in the New Russia
Not by Bread Alone: Social Support in the New Russia
by Melissa L Caldwell
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Social support in the New Russia.... (read more)

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The End of Eurasia: Russia on the Border Between Geopolitics and Globalization
The End of Eurasia: Russia on the Border Between Geopolitics and Globalization
by Dmitri Trenin
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Ten years after the breakup of the Soviet Union, the issue of Russias international identity still remains largely unresolved. In this thought-provoking book, Dmitri Trenin argues that Russia must join the West by becoming integrated with the European... (read more)

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Gorbachev and Yeltsin as Leaders
Gorbachev and Yeltsin as Leaders
by George W Breslauer
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Examining the strategies employed by Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin to build leadership authority, George Breslauer focuses on the power of ideas, as leaders use them to mobilize support and to craft an image as effective problem solvers... (read more)

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