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Remaking Russia Voices from within

Remaking Russia  Voices from within Author Heyward Isham
ISBN-10 9781315483078
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 336
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In the words of George F. Kennan, Russia remains a region where "the conflicts of outlook and persuasion" have been as violent as any seen in our century. As crisis follows crisis, Western observers find the tragic complexities and cruel paradoxes of post-totalitarian Russia no less mystifying than those they encountered during the Soviet era. Looking beyond the horizon and cutting beneath the headlines, in Remaking Russia eighteen distinguished essayists of diverse backgrounds offer original insights on the three central questions Russians are now debating among themselves: Who are we? Where are we going? How do we get there? Their perspectives will retain their long-term relevance whatever the outcome of Kremlin power struggles.

Mr Putin

Mr  Putin Author Fiona Hill
ISBN-10 9780815726180
Release 2015-02-02
Pages 533
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From the KGB to the Kremlin: a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West. Where do Vladimir Putin's ideas come from? How does he look at the outside world? What does he want, and how far is he willing to go? The great lesson of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 was the danger of misreading the statements, actions, and intentions of the adversary. Today, Vladimir Putin has become the greatest challenge to European security and the global world order in decades. Russia's 8,000 nuclear weapons underscore the huge risks of not understanding who Putin is. Featuring five new chapters, this new edition dispels potentially dangerous misconceptions about Putin and offers a clear-eyed look at his objectives. It presents Putin as a reflection of deeply ingrained Russian ways of thinking as well as his unique personal background and experience. Praise for the first edition If you want to begin to understand Russia today, read this book. —Sir John Scarlett, former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) For anyone wishing to understand Russia's evolution since the breakup of the Soviet Union and its trajectory since then, the book you hold in your hand is an essential guide.—John McLaughlin, former deputy director of U.S. Central Intelligence Of the many biographies of Vladimir Putin that have appeared in recent years, this one is the most useful. —Foreign Affairs This is not just another Putin biography. It is a psychological portrait. —The Financial Times Q: Do you have time to read books? If so, which ones would you recommend? "My goodness, let's see. There's Mr. Putin, by Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy. Insightful." —Vice President Joseph Biden in Joe Biden: The Rolling Stone Interview.

The Siberian Curse

The Siberian Curse Author Fiona Hill
ISBN-10 9780815796183
Release 2003-11-04
Pages 240
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Can Russia ever become a normal, free-market, democratic society? Why have so many reforms failed since the Soviet Union's collapse? In this highly-original work, Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy argue that Russia's geography, history, and monumental mistakes perpetrated by Soviet planners have locked it into a dead-end path to economic ruin. Shattering a number of myths that have long persisted in the West and in Russia, The Siberian Curse explains why Russia's greatest assets––its gigantic size and Siberia's natural resources––are now the source of one its greatest weaknesses. For seventy years, driven by ideological zeal and the imperative to colonize and industrialize its vast frontiers, communist planners forced people to live in Siberia. They did this in true totalitarian fashion by using the GULAG prison system and slave labor to build huge factories and million-person cities to support them. Today, tens of millions of people and thousands of large-scale industrial enterprises languish in the cold and distant places communist planners put them––not where market forces or free choice would have placed them. Russian leaders still believe that an industrialized Siberia is the key to Russia's prosperity. As a result, the country is burdened by the ever-increasing costs of subsidizing economic activity in some of the most forbidding places on the planet. Russia pays a steep price for continuing this folly––it wastes the very resources it needs to recover from the ravages of communism. Hill and Gaddy contend that Russia's future prosperity requires that it finally throw off the shackles of its Soviet past, by shrinking Siberia's cities. Only by facilitating the relocation of population to western Russia, closer to Europe and its markets, can Russia achieve sustainable economic growth. Unfortunately for Russia, there is no historical precedent for shrinking cities on the scale that will be required. Downsizing Siberia will be a costly and wrenching process. But there is no alternative. Russia cannot afford to keep the cities communist planners left for it out in the cold.

The Russian Idea

The Russian Idea Author Wendy E. Helleman
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114325025
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 270
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Russia s Fate Through Russian Eyes

Russia s Fate Through Russian Eyes Author Heyward Isham
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050007411
Release 2001
Pages 429
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Over 25 young Russian intellectuals describe the perplexing, sometimes shocking, and often contradictory evolution of their troubled country.

Russian Poet Soviet Jew

Russian Poet Soviet Jew Author Maxim Shrayer
ISBN-10 0742507807
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 163
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Based in part on archival materials, Russian Poet/Soviet Jew examines the short and brilliant career of Eduard Bagritskii (1895-1934), a major Russian poet of Jewish origin. Shrayer provides a short biography, an examination of the problems of Jewish identity and Jewish self-hatred, and interviews with contemporary leaders of Russian ultra-nationalism to explore Bagritskii's Russian/Jewish dual identity. The book also includes the first English-language translations of Bagritskii's major works, along with rare archival photographs documenting the trajectory of his life and career.

Empowering Women in Russia

Empowering Women in Russia Author Julie Hemment
ISBN-10 9780253002563
Release 2007-03-12
Pages 208
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Julie Hemment's engrossing study traces the development encounter through interactions between international foundations and Russian women's groups during a decade of national collapse. Prohibited from organizing independently under state socialism, women's groups became a focus of attention in the mid-1990s for foundations eager to promote participatory democracy, but the version of civil society that has emerged (the "third sector") is far from what Russian activists envisioned and what donor agencies promised. Drawing on ethnographic methods and Participatory Action Research, Hemment tells the story of her introduction to and growing collaboration with members of the group Zhenskii Svet (Women's Light) in the provincial city of Tver'.

Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy

Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy Author Josef Steiff
ISBN-10 9780812696431
Release 2008
Pages 423
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"A collection of essays exploring philosophical, political, and cultural themes of the television show Battlestar Galactica"--Provided by publisher.

America and the Postwar World Remaking International Society 1945 1956

America and the Postwar World  Remaking International Society  1945 1956 Author David Mayers
ISBN-10 9781351238427
Release 2018-03-13
Pages 282
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The main tide of international relations scholarship on the first years after World War II sweeps toward Cold War accounts. These have emphasized the United States and USSR in a context of geopolitical rivalry, with concomitant attention upon the bristling security state. Historians have also extensively analyzed the creation of an economic order (Bretton Woods), mainly designed by Americans and tailored to their interests, but resisted by peoples residing outside of North America, Western Europe, and Japan. This scholarship, centered on the Cold War as vortex and a reconfigured world economy, is rife with contending schools of interpretation and, bolstered by troves of declassified archival documents, will support investigations and writing into the future. By contrast, this book examines a past that ran concurrent with the Cold War and interacted with it, but which usefully can also be read as separable: Washington in the first years after World War II, and in response to that conflagration, sought to redesign international society. That society was then, and remains, an admittedly amorphous thing. Yet it has always had a tangible aspect, drawing self-regarding states into occasional cooperation, mediated by treaties, laws, norms, diplomatic customs, and transnational institutions. The U.S.-led attempt during the first postwar years to salvage international society focused on the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, the Acheson–Lilienthal plan to contain the atomic arms race, the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals to force Axis leaders to account, the 1948 Genocide Convention, the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the founding of the United Nations. None of these initiatives was transformative, not individually or collectively. Yet they had an ameliorative effect, traces of which have touched the twenty-first century—in struggles to curb the proliferation of nuclear weapons, bring war criminals to justice, create laws supportive of human rights, and maintain an aspirational United Nations, still striving to retain meaningfulness amid world hazards. Together these partially realized innovations and frameworks constitute, if nothing else, a point of moral reference, much needed as the border between war and peace has become blurred and the consequences of a return to unrestraint must be harrowing.

Significance of Indo Russian Relations in 21st Century

Significance of Indo Russian Relations in 21st Century Author V.D. Chopra
ISBN-10 8178356473
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 328
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List of Contributors Introduction 1. India-Russia Relations: Regional and Global Significance V.P. Dutt 2. India-Russia Relations: From Friendship to Strategic Partnership K.R. Singh 3. India-Russia: The Threshold of Partnership P.L. Dash 4. Significance of Indo-Russian Relations: Regional and International - In the 21st Century V.D. Chopra 5. Sixty Years of India-Russia Cooperation Manohar Singh Batra 6. State of U.S. Relations with Russia and its Implications for India B.K. Shrivastava 7. Indo-Russian Strategic Relations Chandra B. Khanduri 8. Indo-Russian Defence Cooperation RajanKumar 9. Russia and India: BrahMos Reaffirms Faith Ranjana Mishra 10. Basic Trends of Indo-Russian Strategic Partnership during Vladimir Putins Presidency Nivedita Das Kundu 11. Indo-Russian Defence Cooperation: Some New Aspects V.D. Chopra 6 Significance of Indo-Russian Relations in 21st Century 12. Indo-Russian Economic Cooperation: Positing Prospects for 21st Century Dr. Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra 13. India and Russia: Mismatch of Potentials and Performances in Economic Ties Sanjay Deshpande 14. Offshore Energy Cooperation Kishore Kumar 15. Indo-Russian Cooperation in Science and Technology V.D. Chopra 16. International Terrorism and Indo-Russian Relations Kalim Bahadur 17. Challenges of Terrorism in India AfsirKarim 18. Rise of Terrorism and Muslim Fundamentalism V.D. Chopra 19. Rise of Hindu Revivalism in India V.D. Chopra 20. Indias Relations with Russia Rooted in History V.D. Chopra 2l. Impact of Developments in Russia on Indian National Movement V.D. Chopra Appendix: Joint Statement on outcome of the Official Visit of H.E. Mr. Vladimir V. Putin, President of the Russian Federation, to the Republic of India Index

The Deluge

The Deluge Author Adam Tooze
ISBN-10 9780241006115
Release 2014-05-29
Pages 672
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WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES PRIZE FOR HISTORY FINANCIAL TIMES AND NEW STATESMAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 On the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Deluge is a powerful explanation of why the war's legacy continues to shape our world - from Adam Tooze, the Wolfson Prize-winning author of The Wages of Destruction In the depths of the Great War, with millions of dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. As the cataclysmic battles continued, a new global order was being born. Adam Tooze's panoramic new book tells a radical, new story of the struggle for global mastery from the battles of the Western Front in 1916 to the Great Depression of the 1930s. The war shook the foundations of political and economic order across Eurasia. Empires that had lasted since the Middle Ages collapsed into ruins. New nations sprang up. Strikes, street-fighting and revolution convulsed much of the world. And beneath the surface turmoil, the war set in motion a deeper and more lasting shift, a transformation that continues to shape the present day: 1916 was the year when world affairs began to revolve around the United States. America was both a uniquely powerful global force: a force that was forward-looking, the focus of hope, money and ideas, and at the same time elusive, unpredictable and in fundamental respects unwilling to confront these unwished for responsibilities. Tooze shows how the fate of effectively the whole of civilization - the British Empire, the future of peace in Europe, the survival of the Weimar Republic, both the Russian and Chinese revolutions and stability in the Pacific - now came to revolve around this new power's fraught relationship with a shockingly changed world. The Deluge is both a brilliantly illuminating exploration of the past and an essential history for the present.

Remaking American Theater

Remaking American Theater Author Scott T. Cummings
ISBN-10 9780521818209
Release 2006-08-17
Pages 318
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An account of contemporary theater practice in its most collaborative and dynamic form, this 2006 book was the first book-length study of two of the most important American theater artists at the start of the twenty-first century. For twenty-five years, Mee and Bogart have pursued independent but sympathetic visions of theater rooted in the avant-garde of the 1960s, guided by a view of art and culture as a perpetual process of 'remaking'. Since 1992, the SITI Company has pioneered the unique combination of three training practices as the basis for collective creations that layer language, gesture, and image in a complex and often stunning fashion. This study provides both a general introduction to Mee's unorthodox playwriting, Bogart's innovative directing, and the ensemble work of the SITI Company and an in-depth case study of their work together on bobrauschenbergamerica, a piece inspired by the art of Robert Rauschenberg.

Remaking the Modern World 1900 2015

Remaking the Modern World 1900   2015 Author C. A. Bayly
ISBN-10 9781119268734
Release 2018-07-16
Pages 424
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1993 Author Patt Leonard
ISBN-10 156324750X
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 602
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This bibliography, first published in 1957, provides citations to North American academic literature on Europe, Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States and the former Soviet Union. Organised by discipline, it covers the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences and technology.

Toxic Voices

Toxic Voices Author Eric Laursen
ISBN-10 9780810128651
Release 2013-01-30
Pages 170
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Satire and the fantastic, vital literary genres in the 1920s, are often thought to have fallen victim to the official adoption of socialist realism. Eric Laursen contends that these subversive genres did not just vanish or move underground. Instead, key strategies of each survive to sustain the villain of socialist realism. Laursen argues that the judgment of satire and the hesitation associated with the fantastic produce a narrative obsession with controlling the villain’s influence. In identifying a crucial connection between the questioning, subversive literature of the 1920s and the socialist realists, Laursen produces an insightful revision of Soviet literary history.

A few good voices in my head

A few good voices in my head Author Ted Solotaroff
ISBN-10 UOM:39015012928670
Release 1987-11-18
Pages 304
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A collection of literary essays examines subjects such as Soviet censorship, Philip Roth, storytelling, Muriel Rukeyser, and the publishing business

Semiotic Catastrophes

Semiotic Catastrophes Author Kevin M. F. Platt
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105009650735
Release 1994
Pages 291
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