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Club Red
Vacation Travel and the Soviet Dream
Diane P. Koenker
A sweeping and insightful history of Soviet vacationing and tourism from the Revolution through...



Communities of the Converted
Ukrainians and Global Evangelism
Catherine Wanner
After decades of official atheism, a religious renaissance swept through much of the former Soviet Union beginning in the late 1980s. The Calvinist-like austerity and fundamentalist ethos that had evolved among sequestered and frequently persecuted...



The Conquest of a Continent
Siberia and the Russians
Bruce Lincoln
"In The Conquest of a Continent, the historian W. Bruce Lincoln details Siberia's role in Russian history, one remarkably similar to that of the frontier in the development of the United States. . . . It is a big, panoramic book, in keeping with the...



Contending with Stalinism
Soviet Power and Popular Resistance in the 1930s
Resistance has become an important and controversial analytical category for the study of Stalinism. The opening of Soviet archives allows historians an unprecedented look at the fabric of state and society in the 1930s. Researchers long spellbound by...



Creative Union
The Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939–1953
Kiril Tomoff
Why did the Stalin era, a period characterized by bureaucratic control and the reign of Socialist Realism in the arts, witness such an extraordinary upsurge of musical creativity and the prominence of musicians in the cultural elite? This is one of...



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...



Cultivating the Masses
Modern State Practices and Soviet Socialism, 1914–1939
David L. Hoffmann
Hoffmann examines the Soviet government's implementation of sweeping social welfare and public health measures to safeguard people's well-being and literacy campaigns, political education, and efforts to instill in people an appreciation of high culture.



The Cultural Front
Power and Culture in Revolutionary Russia
Sheila Fitzpatrick
When Lenin asked, "Who will beat whom?" (Kto kogo?), he had no plan to wage revolutionary class war in culture. Many young Communists thought differently, however. Seeking in the name of the proletariat to wrest "cultural hegemony" from the...



Deaf in the USSR
Marginality, Community, and Soviet Identity, 1917-1991
Claire L. Shaw
In Deaf in the USSR, Claire L. Shaw asks what it meant to be deaf in a culture that was founded on a radically utopian, socialist view of human perfectibility. Shaw reveals how fundamental contradictions inherent in the Soviet revolutionary project...



The Death of Tolstoy
Russia on the Eve, Astapovo Station, 1910
William Nickell
In the middle of the night of October 28, 1910, Leo Tolstoy, the most famous man in Russia, vanished. A secular saint revered for his literary genius, pacificism, and dedication to the earth and the poor, Tolstoy had left his home in secret to embark...



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