Who s Who in Russia since 1900

Author: Martin McCauley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134772149
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Who's Who is Russia and the Soviet Union is a unique reference guide which examines the leading political, economic, cultural, military, scientific and sporting personalities from 1900-1991. Through analysis of figures such as Stalin, Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Yeltsin, Ratushinskaya and Sakharov, a comprehensive portrait of Russian and Soviet society in this era emerges. The book takes the reader up to the collapse of the Soviet Union and provides: - detailed biographical information on each leading figure - bibliographical references with entries as an aid to further research - a comprehensive glossary of Russian terms, concepts and institutions and a useful chronology of events - an accessible and user-friendly A-Z layout - an invaluable guide for students, teachers, researchers, and the general reader alike.

A History Of Russia Volume 2

Author: Walter G. Moss
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9780857287397
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Moss has significantly revised his text and bibliography in this second edition to reflect new research findings and controversies on numerous subjects. He has also brought the history up to date by revising the post-Soviet material, which now covers events from the end of 1991 up to the present day. This new edition retains the features of the successful first edition that have made it a popular choice in universities and colleges throughout the US, Canada and around the world.

Hundert Jahre Revolution

Author: Orlando Figes
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446248684
Format: PDF, ePub
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Eine glänzend geschriebene Geschichte Sowjetrusslands – von den Wurzeln des Bolschewismus bis zum Putsch gegen Gorbatschow 1991. Laut Orlando Figes erstreckt sich die Wirkung der Russischen Revolution von 1917 über die Jahrzehnte der Diktatur bis in die Gegenwart. So waren die Sowjetführer bis zuletzt überzeugt, dass sie die von Lenin begonnene Revolution fortsetzten und auf ihre Ziele hinarbeiteten: eine kommunistische Gesellschaft des materiellen Überflusses für das Proletariat und ein neuer kollektiver Menschentyp. In einem historischen Moment, da in Russland unter Putin die autoritäre Staatstradition wiederauflebt, liefert Figes eine überzeugende Interpretation des russischen 20. Jahrhunderts.

Starman

Author: Piers Bizony
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408823071
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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On April 12 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to leave the Earth's atmosphere and venture into space. An icon of the 20th century, he also became a danger to himself and a threat to the Soviet state. At the age of 34, he was killed in a plane crash. Based on KGB files, restricted documents from Russian space authorities, and interviews with his friends and colleagues, this biography of the Russian cosmonaut reveals a man in turmoil: torn apart by powerful political pressures, fighting a losing battle against alcoholism and rebelling against the cruelties of a corrupt totalitarian regime. 2011 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Gagarin's flight. This new edition of Starman includes a new afterword that celebrates the importance of that momentous expedition and reflects on Gagarin's legacy.

Gorbachev

Author: Martin McCauley
Publisher: Editorial Dunken
ISBN: 9780582437586
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Opens up the claustrophobic and intensely personal world of the Soviet leadership Written in light of Gorbachev's own uniquely revealing memoirs. Explores how much of what Gorbachev achieved had he intended and how much of what he failed to achieve had he misjudged? Examines how did Gorbachev make momentous changes without civil war? Gorbachev is an excellent introduction to Mikhail Gorbachev's rise and fall from power and is written in light of his own uniquely revealing memoirs. It provides an objective assessment of what happened - and why - during the momentous period of Soviet reform, failure and collapse. Mikhail Gorbachev, himself a communist, moved towards social democracy and, in doing so, dismantled a dictatorship that held Russia in a vice for over 70 years. This he achieved without civil war - it itself a huge accomplishment. Gorbachev was less successful in his attempted re-introduction of a market economy, which only sped up Russia's economic failure and he failure to diffuse the nationalist aspirations of Russia's people brought him down. Finally, his hopes of creating a Union of Sovereign States collapsed in the wake of the attempted coup against him in August 1991. Opening up the claustrophobic and intensely personal world of the Soviet leadership Martin McCauley provides an enthralling introduction to the rise and fall of Mikhail Gorbachev. Like the other titles in the Profiles in Power series, it is not a biography, though inevitably it contains much biographical material, it instead analyzes the major features, achievements and failures of Gorbachev's career. Martin McCauley University of London, is a leading authority on the Soviet era. He has written over 20 books, including Who's Who in Russia Since 1900 and The Longman Companion to Russia Since 1914. He is also a frequent broadcaster on radio and television in the US and Britain.

Walford s Guide to Reference Material Social and historical sciences philosophy and religion

Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.
ISBN:
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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.

Stalin

Author: Dimitri Wolkogonow
Publisher: Edition Berolina
ISBN: 3958415164
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mit der ersten sowjetischen Stalin-Biographie nach dem Tod des Diktators von Wolkogonow wurden die Quellen der jüngeren sowjetischen Geschichte endlich der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich gemacht. Zum ersten Mal war es einem Autor möglich, alle vorhandenen Zeugnisse über die Stalin-Zeit auszuwerten. Auf sie gestützt, gelang ihm ein atemberaubendes Porträt. Alle bisherigen Versuche, den Diktator zu charakterisieren, verblassen angesichts der Tatsachen: Die Dokumente aus dem Politbüro, aus dem Exekutivkomitee der Kommunistischen Internationale, aus den Sicherheitsorganen oder aus dem Volkskommissariat für Äußeres sprechen eine erschütternde Sprache. Dimitri Wolkogonows voluminöse Biographie ist ein Schlüsselwerk, das nun endlich wieder zugänglich ist!