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The Great Urals
Regionalism and the Evolution of the Soviet System
James R. Harris
Political histories of the Soviet Union have portrayed a powerful Kremlin leadership whose will was passively implemented by regional Party officials and institutions. Drawing on his research in recently opened archives in Moscow and the Urals—a vast...



Mortal Friends, Best Enemies
German-Russian Cooperation after the Cold War
Celeste A. Wallander
Several hundred thousand members of the Red Army were stationed in East Germany when that state was reunited with its western counterpart. The peaceful transfer of these soldiers to their homeland produced a welcome outcome to a potentially explosive...



Suicide as a Cultural Institution in Dostoevsky's Russia
Irina Paperno
Analyzing a variety of sources—medical reports, social treatises, legal codes, newspaper articles, fiction, private documents left by suicides—Irina Paperno describes the search for the meaning of suicide. Paperno focuses on Russia of the 1860s–1880s.



Russian Talk
Culture and Conversation during Perestroika
Nancy Ries
Soulful, theatrical, intense: Russian talk is notably full of existential musing and dark passion. However, despite the widespread appreciation of Russian talk, no one has analyzed it as a form of cultural performance. As one of the first Western...



The Occult in Russian and Soviet Culture
A comprehensive account of the influence of occult beliefs and doctrines on intellectual and cultural life in twentieth-century Russia.



The Cross and the Sickle
Sergei Bulgakov and the Fate of Russian Religious Philosophy,1890–1920
Catherine Evtuhov
Catherine Evtuhov resurrects the brilliant and contradictory currents of turn-of-the-century Kiev, Moscow, and St. Petersburg through an intellectual biography of Sergei Bulgakov (1871–1944), one of the central figures of the Silver Age. The son of a...



Industry, State, and Society in Stalin's Russia, 1926–1934
David R. Shearer
In his reexamination of the origins of the Stalinist state during the formative period of rapid industrialization in the late 1920s and early 1930s, David R. Shearer argues that a centralized state-controlled economic system was the consciously...



Arctic Mirrors
Russia and the Small Peoples of the North
Yuri Slezkine
Arctic Mirrors is a vividly rendered history of circumpolar peoples in the Russian empire and the Russian mind.



Remembering Stalin's Victims
Popular Memory and the End of the USSR
Kathleen E. Smith






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