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Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia
by Peter Pomerantsev
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In the new Russia, even dictatorship is a reality show. Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, suicidal supermodels, Helland#8217;s Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors, and... (read more)

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Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
by Karen Dawisha
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The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha's brilliant Putin's Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they... (read more)

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Gulag: A History
Gulag: A History
by Anne Applebaum
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The Gulag--a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners--was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism. In this... (read more)

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Nicholas and Alexandra
Nicholas and Alexandra
by Robert K Massie
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Massie offers a moving, tragic, and unforgettable account of the extraordinary Imperial dynasty of Tsar Nicholas II, his doomed empire, and a revolution that would inexorably change the world forever. "A larger than life drama."--Saturday... (read more)

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Song Without Words: The Photographs & Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy
Song Without Words: The Photographs & Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy
by Leah Bendavid Val
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In a first-ever publishing event, the remarkable photography and writings of Countess Sophia Tolstoy reveal the unfolding of her life with her famous husband--and evocatively portray a glittering world that soon would fade away. 120 photographs.... (read more)

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Russia and the Golden Horde: The Mongol Impact on Medieval Russian History
Russia and the Golden Horde: The Mongol Impact on Medieval Russian History
by Charles J Halperin
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"... an imaginative and dispassionate re-examination of the significance of the Mongol Conquest and its aftermath for Russia's historical development." --Slavic Review "On all counts Russia and the Golden Horde infuses the subject with fresh insights and... (read more)

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Russians the People Behind the Power
Russians the People Behind the Power
by Gregory Feifer
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From former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer comes an incisive portrait that draws on vivid personal stories to portray the forces that have shaped the Russian character for centuries-and continue to do so today. RUSSIANS explores the seeming... (read more)

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Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia
Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia
by Orlando Figes
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Beginning in the eighteenth century with the building of St. Petersburg and culminating with the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself--its character, spiritual essence, and destiny... (read more)

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Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower
Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower
by Sergei Khrushchev
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More is known about Nikita Khrushchev than about many former Soviet leaders, partly because of his own efforts to communicate through speeches, interviews, and memoirs. (A partial version of his memoirs was published in three volumes in 1970, 1974, and... (read more)

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The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War
The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War
by Tim Butcher
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On a summer morning in Sarajevo almost a hundred years ago, a teenager took a pistol out of his pocket and fired not just the opening rounds of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history. By killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of... (read more)

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A Mountain of Crumbs
A Mountain of Crumbs
by Elena Gorokhova
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andlt;iandgt;A Mountain of Crumbsandlt;/iandgt; is the moving story of a young Soviet girl's discovery of the hidden truths of adulthood and her country's profound political deception. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Elena, born with a desire to explore... (read more)

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Russian Revolution a Very Short Introduction
Russian Revolution a Very Short Introduction
by S A Smith
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This concise, accessible introduction provides an analytical narrative of the main events and developments in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1936. It examines the impact of the revolution on society as a whole--on different classes, ethnic groups, the... (read more)

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The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
by Slavomir Rawicz
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MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD The classic adventure story that inspired the new major motion picture The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir *** I hope The Long Walk will remain as a memorial to all those who live and die for freedom, and for all... (read more)

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Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A History
Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A History
by Orlando Figes
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From the author of A Peoples Tragedy, an original reading of the Russian Revolution, examining it not as a single event but as a hundred-year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreams In this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an... (read more)

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Russian Tattoo
Russian Tattoo
by Elena Gorokhova
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An exquisite portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey, from the author of A Mountain of Crumbs—the memoir that “leaves you wanting more” (The Daily Telegraph, UK). In A Mountain of... (read more)

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Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
by Simon Se Montefiore
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The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretative History of Russian Culture
The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretative History of Russian Culture
by James H. Billington
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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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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
by Robert K. Massie
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful,... (read more)

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Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus
Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus
by Oliver Bullough
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Part travelogue, part history, Let Our Fame Be Great tells the stories of the forgotten peoples of the Caucasus region, an incredible cultural crossroads where Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Turkey and the Middle East meet. The area was once the home of... (read more)

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