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Red to Green
Environmental Activism in Post-Soviet Russia
Laura A. Henry
Red to Green is an organizational analysis of popular environmental mobilization that addresses the continuing role of the Soviet legacy, the influence of transnational actors, and the relevance of social mobilization theory to the Russian case.



To the Tashkent Station
Evacuation and Survival in the Soviet Union at War
Rebecca Manley
To the Tashkent Station brilliantly reconstructs the evacuation of over sixteen million Soviet civilians in one of the most dramatic episodes of World War II.



Meeting the Demands of Reason
The Life and Thought of Andrei Sakharov
Jay Bergman
A comprehensive account of Sakharov's life and intellectual development, focusing on his political thought and the effect his ideas had on Soviet society.



The Patriotism of Despair
Nation, War, and Loss in Russia
Serguei Alex. Oushakine
Examines the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union, graphically described in spray paint by a graffiti artist in Barnaul: "We have no Motherland." Once socialism disappeared as a way of understanding the world, what replaced it in people's minds?



Khrushchev's Cold Summer
Gulag Returnees, Crime, and the Fate of Reform after Stalin
Miriam Dobson
"This outstanding book examines the return of prisoners from the Gulag in the Soviet Union during the first decade after the death of Stalin."—Choice



The Odd Man Karakozov
Imperial Russia, Modernity, and the Birth of Terrorism
Claudia Verhoeven
Verhoeven demonstrates that Karakozov's attempt on the life of Alexander II inaugurated a new form of modern terrorist political violence—the murder of a crowned ruler, conceived as a form of action and communication intended to catalyze revolution.



Eurasia's New Frontiers
Young States, Old Societies, Open Futures
Thomas W. Simons
As a global power, the United States will always be interested in Eurasia and engaged with its peoples and nations. Eurasia is too large and important a part of the world to be ignored. It casts a shadow of the old Soviet threat forward in time, and...



The Many Lives of Khrushchev's Thaw
Experience and Memory in Moscow's Arbat
Stephen V. Bittner
Bittner explores how the neighborhood changed during the period of ideological relaxation under Khrushchev that came to be known as the thaw.



Postcommunist Welfare States
Reform Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe
Linda J. Cook
Cook explores the politics and policy of social welfare from 1990 to 2004 in the Russian Federation, Poland, Hungary, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.



Banking on Small Business
Microfinance in Contemporary Russia
Gail Buyske
Buyske analyzes three themes in economic development: the global growth of microfinance, banking sector development, and Russian entrepreneurship.



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