Author: Irina Prokhorova
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857052020
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1990 from the Author: Irina Prokhorova. Although 1989 and 1991 witnessed more spectacular events, 1990 was a year of embryonic change in Russia: Article 6 of the constitution was abolished, and with it the Party's monopoly on political power. This fascinating collection of documentary evidence crystalises the aspirations of the Russian people in the days before Communism finally fell. It charts - among many other social developments - the appearance of new political parties and independent trade unions, the rapid evolution of mass media, the emergence of a new class of entrepreneurs, a new openness about sex and pornography and a sudden craze for hot-air ballooning, banned under the Communist regime. 1990 is a reminder of the confusion and aspirations of the year before Communism finally collapsed in Russia, and a tantalising glimpse of the paths that may have been taken if Yeltsin's coup had not forced the issue in 1991.

A History Of Russia The Soviet Union And Beyond

Author: David MacKenzie
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
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A History Of Russia The Soviet Union And Beyond from the Author: David MacKenzie. This text presents a comprehensive look at the history of Russia and the other republics of the former Soviet Union from the beginnings in ancient Russia to the present. The book provides a balanced view of Russian and Soviet history, treating not only political, military, and diplomatic history, but socioeconomic, religious, and cultural history of the region as well.

The Invention Of Russia

Author: Arkady Ostrovsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399564187
Size: 30.98 MB
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The Invention Of Russia from the Author: Arkady Ostrovsky. WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR “Fast-paced and excellently written…much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable.” —New York Times “Filled with sparkling prose and deep analysis.” –The Wall Street Journal The breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of optimism around the world, but Russia today is actively involved in subversive information warfare, manipulating the media to destabilize its enemies. How did a country that embraced freedom and market reform 25 years ago end up as an autocratic police state bent once again on confrontation with America? A winner of the Orwell Prize, The Invention of Russia reaches back to the darkest days of the cold war to tell the story of Russia's stealthy and largely unchronicled counter revolution. A highly regarded Moscow correspondent for the Economist, Arkady Ostrovsky comes to this story both as a participant and a foreign correspondent. His knowledge of many of the key players allows him to explain the phenomenon of Valdimir Putin - his rise and astonishing longevity, his use of hybrid warfare and the alarming crescendo of his military interventions. One of Putin's first acts was to reverse Gorbachev's decision to end media censorship and Ostrovsky argues that the Russian media has done more to shape the fate of the country than its politicians. Putin pioneered a new form of demagogic populism --oblivious to facts and aggressively nationalistic - that has now been embraced by Donald Trump.

I Remember Like Now

Author: Chaïm Goldberg
Publisher: Black Moss Pr
ISBN: 9780887532399
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I Remember Like Now from the Author: Chaïm Goldberg.

A Collection Of Short Stories

Author: Danny Guy Lurie
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483668517
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A Collection Of Short Stories from the Author: Danny Guy Lurie. My parents came from different parts of the Jewish world-my mother’s parents came from Poland and Hungary and Austria during the time of Franz-Joseph and my father was born in Yemen. His father had come to Israel with three of his baby nephews but had encountered racism on some parts of the European elements of the population here and had immigrated to America hoping to find work there. My father, later me my mother there and they married-he died when I was eight years old and my mother remarried-I returned to Israel after having passed the age of consent-served in the army and obtained three university degrees-I worked in translation, married, have one hyperactive son and I write.

Videohound S Golden Movie Retriever 1996

Author: VideoHound Editors
ISBN: 9780787606268
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Videohound S Golden Movie Retriever 1996 from the Author: VideoHound Editors. USA Today gave it a 4-star rating, the Houston Chronicle called it "by far the best" and the New York Times says the "Hound takes the lead in a blaze of supplemental lists". The new 1996 edition of America's favorite guide to movies on video offers over 22,000 video reviews, including 1,000 new reviews.

Women In World History

Author: Anne Commire
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787640637
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Women In World History from the Author: Anne Commire. "Locating information on women is difficult and the editors have done a fine job assembling and publishing information extant on individual women from many nations both living and dead. Because in some cases only birth, marriage, children, and death dates are known, the 10,000 articles vary in length according to the subject. If you haven't been able to answer reference questions on women, you need this set."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.