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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 Captive and the Gift
Cultural Histories of Sovereignty in Russia and the Caucasus
Bruce Grant
Bruce Grant explores the long relationship between Russia and the Caucasus and the means by which sovereignty has been exercised in this contested area.



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.



Renovating Russia
The Human Sciences and the Fate of Liberal Modernity, 1880–1930
Daniel Beer
Renovating Russia is a richly comparative investigation of late Imperial and early Soviet medico-scientific theories of moral and social disorder. Daniel Beer argues that in the late Imperial years liberal psychiatrists, psychologists, and criminologists grappled with an intractable dilemma. They sought to renovate Russia, to forge a modern...



Diaries 1915–1923
Behind the Mask
Sergey Prokofiev
"'To go to America!' Here was wretchedness; there life brimming over. . . . Such was the flag under which I greeted the New Year. Surely it will not disappoint my hopes'" With these words Sergey Prokofiev closed his diary for the revolutionary year...



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.



Cars for Comrades
The Life of the Soviet Automobile
Lewis H. Siegelbaum
Deeply researched and engagingly told, this masterful and entertaining biography of the Soviet automobile provides a new perspective on one of the twentieth century's most iconic—and important—technologies and a novel approach to understanding the USSR.



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...



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