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In December 2001, a new Russian law laying the basis for the peaceful territorial expansion of the Russian Federation went into effect. The entire country of Belarus-as well as parts of Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine-are the most likely candidates to join Russia. Should this largely ethnically-based expansion occur, Russia would grow by more than 20 million people, and the resultant rise in Russian nationalism might encourage further Russian territorial ambitions-especially those directed at Ukraine. Even if Russian expansion stops with all, or part, of these territories, however, it could breathe new life into the ethnically based border problems of other countries. Co-published with the American Foreign Policy Council.

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Genre : History
Author : Herman Pirchner
Publisher : University Press of Amer
Release : 2005
File : 64 Pages
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105114508448

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Genre : Asia, Central
Author :
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release :
File : 613 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1857431375

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Through the centuries, Russia has swung sharply between successful expansionism, catastrophic collapse, and spectacular recovery. This illuminating history traces these dramatic cycles of boom and bust from the late Neolithic age to Ivan the Terrible, and from the height of Communism to the truncated Russia of today. Philip Longworth explores the dynamics of Russia's past through time and space, from the nameless adventurers who first penetrated this vast, inhospitable terrain to a cast of dynamic characters that includes Ivan the Terrible, Catherine the Great, and Stalin. His narrative takes in the magnificent, historic cities of Kiev, Moscow, and St. Petersburg; it stretches to Alaska in the east, to the Black Sea and the Ottoman Empire to the south, to the Baltic in the west and to Archangel and the Artic Ocean to the north. Who are the Russians and what is the source of their imperialistic culture? Why was Russia so driven to colonize and conquer? From Kievan Rus'---the first-ever Russian state, which collapsed with the invasion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century---to ruthless Muscovy, the Russian Empire of the eighteenth century and finally the Soviet period, this groundbreaking study analyses the growth and dissolution of each vast empire as it gives way to the next. Refreshing in its insight and drawing on a vast range of scholarship, this book also explicitly addresses the question of what the future holds for Russia and her neighbors, and asks whether her sphere of influence is growing.

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Genre : History
Author : Philip Longworth
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2006-11-28
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1429916869

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Pipes is a widely recognized authority on Russia and is currently Baird professor of History at Harvard University. This is the final volume in his magisterial history of the Russian Revolution, covering the period from the outbreak of the Civil War in 1918 to Lenin's death in 1924.

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Genre : History
Author : Richard Pipes
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-05-04
File : 608 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307788610

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A cultural history of a people split in two by the forces of imperialism, this study examines the long-standing Russian-Iranian division of the land west of the Caspian Sea. The author explores the diplomatic history of Azerbaijan and the strength of ethnic identity which remains.

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Genre : History
Author : Tadeusz Swietochowski
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 1995
File : 290 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0231070683

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Russia is the world’s largest country. It has a vast history dating back more than one thousand years. During its existence it has seen many wars, different leaders, and political confrontations. Today Russia is an independent nation with many traditions. Its people are diverse. This book takes an in-depth look at Russia and describes how it became the country it is today. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Angela Black
Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Release : 2015-07-15
File : 144 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781502603432

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The first history of modern Russia from 1991 to the present day by one of the leading historians of the 20th century USSR and Russia. In 1991, in a huge experiment with a people and in a state of euphoria, Boris Yeltsin abolished the USSR and recreated the Russian nation. At the point of its declaration is was in a state of economic and social disarray and yet there were high hopes. Hopes which have subsequently been dashed. Robert Service brings to bear his vast knowledge of the people and the country to put the recent upheavals into context and he shows that not everything changed for the worst 1991. The Gorbachev years have allowed the Russian people to give a priority to living a private life and shutting the door on the state. They could think what they liked. The could enjoy intellectual and religious freedom, and indulge in recreations their income would allow. Gays and Lesbians could come 'out'. The Youth culture could finally be loosed from contraints. This is a broad political, social and cultural history of one of the newest nations ever to be formed.

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Genre : History
Author : Robert Service
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2006-04
File : 406 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0674021088

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Genre : Russia
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1826
File : 180 Pages
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:HN5BVJ

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" . . . a comprehensive look at an enigmatic era . . . " --Choice "This provocative collection of essays certainly takes some of the polish off Soviet socialism's golden age." --Journal of Interdisciplinary History "The authors and editors of this splendid volume deserve great praise. Their work moves the field of Soviet history several large steps forward." --Slavic Review Lenin's New Economic Policy of the 1920s, although a relatively free and open potential alternative to Soviet communism, was also a time of extreme tension, as Russian society and culture were rocked by the forces of resistance and change. These essays examine the social and cultural dimensions of NEP in urban and rural Russia in the years before Stalin and rapid industrialization.

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Genre : History
Author : Sheila Fitzpatrick
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 1991
File : 344 Pages
ISBN-13 : 025320657X

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Genre : National characteristics, Russian
Author : Astolphe marquis de Custine
Publisher :
Release : 1854
File : 499 Pages
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:32044010597102

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