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Russia Confronts Chechnya

Pub Date : 1998-09-28 | Author : John B. Dunlop | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 0521636191
ISBN 13 : 9780521636193

This book provides the background necessary to understand the reasons for the Russian military invasion of Chechnya in December 1994. The history of the Chechens is traced carefull..


Gorbachev His Life And Times

Pub Date : 2017-09-05 | Author : William Taubman | Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN 10 : 9780393245684
ISBN 13 : 0393245683

The definitive biography of the transformational world leader by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Khrushchev. When Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union in ..


Autopsy For An Empire

Pub Date : 1999-05-01 | Author : Dmitri Volkogonov | Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781439105726
ISBN 13 : 1439105723

The late Dmitri Volkogonov emerged in the last decade of his life as the preeminent Russian historian of this century. His crowning achievement is the account of the seven General ..


Soviet Space Mythologies

Pub Date : 2015-07-24 | Author : Slava Gerovitch | Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822980964
ISBN 13 : 0822980967

From the start, the Soviet human space program had an identity crisis. Were cosmonauts heroic pilots steering their craft through the dangers of space, or were they mere passengers..


A Little Corner Of Freedom

Pub Date : 1999-02-26 | Author : Douglas R. Weiner | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 0520928113
ISBN 13 : 9780520928114

While researching Russia's historical efforts to protect nature, Douglas Weiner unearthed unexpected findings: a trail of documents that raised fundamental questions about the Sovi..


A Failed Empire

Pub Date : 2009-02-01 | Author : Vladislav M. Zubok | Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN 10 : 9780807899052
ISBN 13 : 0807899054

In this widely praised book, Vladislav Zubok argues that Western interpretations of the Cold War have erred by exaggerating either the Kremlin's pragmatism or its aggressiveness. E..