The Putin Corporation: The Story of Russia's Secret Takeover

By Yuri Felshtinsky, Vladimir Pribylovsky

Impressive.' TLS 'Dodgy offers and terrible murders.' New Statesman publication of the 12 months ‘Explosive.’ day-by-day Telegraph Welcome to the Putin company. Russia’s March 2012 presidential election confirmed that Vladimir Putin’s place is unassailable. Why is he heading in the right direction to steer Russia for an extended interval than Stalin? Is Russia experimenting with a brand new type of tyranny, the place the full nation is administered like a company for a small staff of shareholders? according to meticulous examine, The Putin company investigates the intimate dating among Russia’s oligarchs and Vladimir Putin. Why do they enable their financial, monetary, kingdom and enterprise pursuits to be run through a guy who used to be in Soviet occasions an imprecise KGB officer stationed in East-Berlin?

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The Invention of Mikhail Lomonosov: A Russian National Myth (Imperial Russia)

By Steven A. Usitalo

This examine explores the evolution of Lomonosov’s enforcing stature in Russian inspiration from the center of the eighteenth century to the final years of the Soviet interval. It unearths a lot in regards to the intersection in Russian tradition of attitudes in the direction of the that means and value of technological know-how, in addition to concerning the upward thrust of a Russian nationwide identification, of which Lomonosov turned an exceptional image. Idealized depictions of Lomonosov have been hired via Russian scientists, historians, and poets, between others, in efforts to confirm to their countrymen and to the country the pragmatic merits of technology to a modernizing country. In surroundings forth this assumption, Usitalo notes that no sharply drawn department may be upheld among the usage of the parable of Lomonosov in the course of the Soviet interval of Russian heritage and that which characterised prior perspectives. the most parts that shaped the mythology have been laid down within the eighteenth and 19th centuries; Soviet students easily further extra exaggerated layers to present representations.

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Erotic Utopia: The Decadent Imagination in Russia's Fin de Siècle

By Olga Matich

The first iteration of Russian modernists skilled a profound feel of hysteria as a result of the idea that they have been residing in an age of decline. What made them designated used to be their utopian prescription for overcoming the inevitability of decline and demise either by means of metaphysical and actual skill. They intertwined their mystical erotic discourse with ecu degeneration conception and its obsession with the destabilization of gender. In Erotic Utopia, Olga Matich means that same-sex hope underlay their such a lot radical utopian thought of abolishing the normal procreative kinfolk in desire of erotically caused abstinence.

2006 Winner, selection Award for notable educational Titles, present reports for educational Libraries Honorable point out, Aldo and Jean Scaglione Prize for reports in Slavic Languages and Literatures, glossy Language Association
“Offers a clean point of view and a wealth of recent info on early Russian modernism. . . . it's required analyzing for someone drawn to fin-de-siècle Russia and within the background of sexuality in general.”—Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal, Slavic and East eu Journal

“Thoroughly entertaining.”—Avril Pyman, Slavic Review

"No historian of literature has checked out turn-of-the-century Russia within the viewpoint present in Olga Matich’s groundbreaking study."
~ Yuri Tsivian, professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures, paintings historical past, and Comparative Literature, college of Chicago

"In studying the biographies, photographs, courses, and writings of those ‘decadent utopians,’ the writer illuminates, with an enlightened specificity and openness lengthy past due in Russian reports, the efficient intersection among psychopathology and modernism. Erotic Utopia makes a theoretically fascinating and richly informative contribution to our knowing of fin-de-siècle tsarist tradition and its goals and discontents."
~ Beth Holmgren, chair and professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures, college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Richly illustrated and proposal scary, this publication resembles no other.”
~ Choice

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The Defense

By Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov's 3rd novel, The Luzhin Defense, is a chilling tale of obsession and insanity. As a tender boy, Luzhin was once unattractive,  distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his mom and dad and an item of ridicule to his classmates. he is taking up chess as a shelter from the nervousness of his daily life.  His expertise is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster--but at a cost:  in Luzhin' s obsessive brain, the sport of chess progressively supplants the realm of reality.   His personal international falls aside in the course of a very important championship fit, whilst the tricky protection he has devised withers  under his opponent's unforeseen and unpredictabke traces of attack.

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A History of Russian Literature: From Its Beginnings to 1900

Russian literature has continually been inseparable from Russian historical past. D. S. Mirsky consistently retains in brain the ever-colorful and ever-changing facets of the only in discussing the opposite. Sound in judgment, luminescent, and exquisitely written, Mirsky's ebook is vital studying for a person drawn to one of many world's nice literatures. A heritage of Russian Literature covers the start of Russian fiction, the Age of Classicism, the Age of Gogol, and the poets, newshounds, novelists, and playwrights of the Age of Realism.

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Victor Serge: A Political Biography

The first biography to offer due weight to the dedication and optimism of this nice political thinker.

Revolutionary novelist, historian, anarchist, Bolshevik and dissident – Victor Serge is without doubt one of the so much compelling figures to have emerged from the historical past of the Soviet Union. A committed activist who joined the Bolsheviks in 1919 and fought within the siege of Petrograd, in basic terms to be later consigned to poverty and persecution for rejecting either capitalism and Stalinism, he used to be a willing observer of his instances. rigorously wrought and meticulously researched, Susan Weissman’s Victor Serge is the definitive biography of a unprecedented man.

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Homo Zapiens

By Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield

The cave in of the Soviet Union has unfolded a massive shopper marketplace, yet how do you promote issues to a iteration that grew up with only one kind of cola? while Tatarsky, a pissed off poet, takes a task as an ads copywriter, he unearths he has a expertise for placing distinctively Russian twists on Western-style advertisements. yet his luck leads him right into a surreal global of spin medical professionals, gangsters, drug journeys, and the spirit of Che Guevera, who, when it comes to a Ouija board, communicates theories of patron theology. A bestseller in Russia, Homo Zapiens screens the biting absurdist satire that has received Victor Pelevin celebrity prestige between contemporary Russian formative years, disapproval from the conservative Moscow literary global, and demanding acclaim world wide.

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Mikoyan MiG-21 (Famous Russian Aircraft)

First flown in 1956 and getting into carrier in 1959, the MiG-21 'Fishbed' has proved to be some of the most profitable of all Soviet period jet opponents, seeing carrier not just with the Soviet air strength yet with various different air forces around the globe. between jet warring parties, the
MiG-21 holds a variety of files masking overall construction figures and the variety of international locations that operated it. For the 1st time this publication will offer an in depth description of each unmarried member of the MiG-21 relatives, from the Ye-2 swept-wing improvement plane to the newest 'distant kinfolk' of the 'Fishbed' constructed in China. The e-book covers the MiG-21's wrestle occupation, together with the Vietnam struggle, the Arab-Israeli conflicts, the Indo-Pakistani clashes, and numerous neighborhood wars in Africa. additionally incorporated are the fleet lists for every operator that includes recognized serials and building numbers. A separate well-illustrated bankruptcy will care for the chinese language derivatives that have been provided to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Iran, and different nations.
for a few years the Soviet designers deemed the MiG-21 to be the easiest gentle fighter in its type - until eventually a Northrop F-5E Freedom Fighter captured in Vietnam came across its solution to the Soviet Union and met the MiG-21 in mock strive against. The e-book information result of this 'flyoff', which got here as a impolite awakening for Soviet pilots and architects. this day, upgraded MiG-21s with cutting-edge avionics nonetheless serve with the air hands of Romania.

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Russian Painting (Temporis Collection)

By Peter Leek

Russia is frequently seen because the outsider of the artwork international, with artistic genius usually being hidden in the back of the illustration of icons comparable to Rublov. notwithstanding, with the succession of Pierre Le Grand, it used to be Europe which introduced mild to this another way ostensibly uncivilized empire. Saint-Petersburg all at once rose out of the darkness because of the brilliance of an Italian artist, and for greater than a century afterwards, grew to become a hugely very important cultural concentration. The all robust Tsar, and later Catherine the good allowed exchanges among Russian and ecu artists which finally gave delivery to a brand new Russian kind of portray. even supposing this was once drastically encouraged by means of Italy and its shiny colors, it stayed real to its foundations in Russian tradition. even though, it was once now not till the 20 th century precise nationwide sort got here into its personal with the emergence of the Ambulants and the Blue Roses. This used to be then through the innovative interval which resulted in the Russian Avant Garde after which modernism. during this ebook, we come to appreciate the author's standpoint on Russian tradition as a mix of western tradition in addition to jap. those impacts are established within the works and canopy an enormous pictorial scope. Artists reminiscent of Borovikovsky, Serov, Vrubel, Briullov, Fedotov, Repin, Shishkin and Levitan, between many others, deliver their very own basic contribution to the historical past of artwork. Peter Leek places the evolution of the heritage of Russian paintings after the autumn of communism into perspective.

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