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1-10 of 19 results in Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe
This book explores how the concept of "competition", which is usually associated with market economies, operated under state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where the socialist system, based on command economic planning and state-centred control over society, was supposed to...
Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge
This book looks at Russian women’s mobilization and agency during the two periods of transformation, the turn of the 19th-20th century and the 20th – 21st century. Bringing together the parallels between the two great transformations, it focuses on both the continuities and breaks and, importantly,...
Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge
Leonid Brezhnev was leader of the Soviet Union from 1964-1982, a longer period than any other Soviet leader apart from Stalin. During Brezhnev’s time Soviet power seemed at its height and increasing. Living standards were rising, the Soviet Union was a nuclear power and successful in its space...
Published November 4th 2013 by Routledge
The Interwar Generation
This book provides a rich picture of what everyday life was like for women in Soviet times by presenting the life stories of eight women who were born in the interwar period. The life stories are told through interviews with the women who were well educated and well placed in Soviet society, often...
Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge
This book presents a comprehensive reassessment of Europe in the Cold War period, 1945-91. Contrary to popular belief, it shows that relations between East and West were based not only on confrontation and mutual distrust, but also on collaboration. The authors reveal that - despite opposing...
Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge
Soviet Foreign Policy, Turkey and Communism
This is an impressive work that traces the relationship between the Soviet Union and Turkey on the one hand, and the Soviet Union and the Turkish Communist Party on the other, from the consolidation of the communist regime in Moscow until its fall. The book considers how '...
Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge
The Washington Conference 1921-22 and 'Uninvited Russia'
The USA's contribution to the making of the USSR was accidental. In the belief that the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic could not survive, American statesmen strove to keep the former Tsarist empire intact for a non-communist successor regime in the face of attempts by other powers to...
Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge
Secret Operations on Land and at Sea
Examining Russian military intelligence in the war with Japan of 1904-05, this book, based on newly-accessible documents from the tsarist era military, naval and diplomatic archives, gives an overview of the origins, structure and performance of Russian military intelligence in the Far East at the...
Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge
The Soviet Union is often characterised as nominally a federation, but really an empire, liable to break up when individual federal units, which were allegedly really subordinate colonial units, sought independence. This book questions this interpretation, revisiting the theory of federation, and...
Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge
The Caucasus is a strategically and economically important region in contemporary global affairs. Western interest in the Caucasus has grown rapidly since 1991, fuelled by the admixture of oil politics, great power rivalry, ethnic separatism and terrorism that characterizes the region. However,...
Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge
Competition in Socialist Society
To Be Published August 10th 2014
Young Jewish Poets Who Fell as Soviet Soldiers in the Second World War
To Be Published September 3rd 2014
The Vernaculars of Communism: Language, Ideology and Power in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
To Be Published December 16th 2014
The Warsaw Pact Reconsidered: International Relations in Eastern Europe, 1955-1969
To Be Published January 30th 2015
Reassessing Orientalism: Interlocking Orientologies during the Cold War
To Be Published January 30th 2015