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Bitter Choices
Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus
Michael Khodarkovsky
Michael Khodarkovsky's book tells the story of Semen Atarshchikov, a single man with multiple allegiances, and provides a concise and compelling history of the mountainous region between the Black and Caspian Seas.



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.



Terror and Greatness
Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths
Kevin M. F. Platt
Exploring historical and cultural representations of the two Russian rulers as they shaped and reflected political shifts.



Moscow Prime Time
How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War
Kristin Roth-Ey
A portrait of the Soviet mass media from the end of World War II through the 1970s.



Russia on the Edge
Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity
Edith W. Clowes
Through real and imagined geographies, examining post-Soviet debates about what it means to be Russian today.



Breaking the Ties That Bound
The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia
Barbara Alpern Engel
New perspectives on marital relations, domesticity, and intimate life in imperial Russia.



The Impossible Border
Germany and the East, 1914–1922
Annemarie H. Sammartino
"An important and fascinating study of the history of migration across Weimar Germany's eastern border that addresses a number of key aspects of the history of Weimar Germany."—Richard Bessel, University of York



Jews and the Imperial State
Identification Politics in Tsarist Russia
Eugene M. Avrutin
"This absorbing book is a fine contribution to the growing literature on official identification and the administrative life of the state, including its characteristic product, the paper document."—Jane Caplan, University of Oxford



Kodiak Kreol
Communities of Empire in Early Russian America
Gwenn A. Miller
Gwenn A. Miller brings to light the social, political, and economic patterns of life in the settlement, making clear that Russia's modest colonial effort off the Alaskan coast fully depended on the assistance of Alutiiq people.



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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