Once Upon a Time in Russia

Once Upon a Time in Russia
Author: Ben Mezrich
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN: 1473517486
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in Russia Book Excerpt:

A gripping and shocking insight into Russia's most influential oligarchs, including Roman Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky, from New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires. To understand the state of Russia today, one must understand the oligarchs who have shaped it. Once Upon a Time in Russia is the true and untold story of the larger-than-life oligarchs who reaped the riches of privatisation after the fall of the Soviet regime: "Godfather of the Kremlin" Boris Berezovsky, a mathematician whose first entrepreneurial venture was running an automobile reselling business, and Roman Abramovich, his dashing young protégé who built a multi-billion-dollar empire of oil and aluminium. Locked in a complex, uniquely Russian partnership, the two battled their way through the "Wild East" of Russia, with Berezovsky acting as the younger man's krysha - his roof, his protector. Written with the heart-stopping pace of a thriller, this true story of amassing obscene wealth and power depicts a world seldom seen up close. Under Berezovsky's krysha, Abramovich built one of Russia's largest oil companies from the ground up in exchange for cash deliveries - including 491 million dollars in just one year. But their relationship frayed when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media. As Berezovsky fled to the UK, Abramovich continued to prosper. Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky's footsteps, and threats followed him to London, where an associate of his died painfully and famously of Polonium poisoning. Then, Berezovsky himself was later dead, officially declared a suicide. Exclusively sourced, capturing a momentous period in recent world history, Once Upon a Time in Russia is at once personal and political, offering an unprecedented look into the wealth, corruption, and power behind what Graydon Carter dubbed 'the story of our age'.

Once Upon a Time in Russia and the United States

Once Upon a Time in Russia and the United States
Author: Serguei Blinov
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 836
Release: 2013-11-27
ISBN: 1491714964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in Russia and the United States Book Excerpt:

Author Serguei Blinov grew up in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as the son of an engineer and a high school history teacher. Early on in life, he set his sights on becoming a medical doctor. He also met the love of his life, Lioudmila Vertiasheva. She graduated before him as a pediatric medical doctor before getting a job at a maternity hospital. Soon thereafter, Blinov also found himself working in medicine. In this, his memoir, Blinov recalls the hard work it took for him to succeed, the good times, and the bad—as well as what led him and his family to the United States of America. His honest assessment of life in both the Soviet Union and the United States showcases cultural differences and the positives and negatives of communism and capitalism. If you’re interested in learning more about the former Soviet Union and what life there was really like, this personal narrative offers firsthand accounts of villages, agriculture, the educational system, and everyday life. What’s more, Blinov relives his experiences from his first memory to the present, recounting in great detail each event that shaped him into the man he is today.

Once Upon a Time in Russia

Once Upon a Time in Russia
Author: Ben Mezrich
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 1476771901
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in Russia Book Excerpt:

The New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires tells his most incredible story yet: A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian oligarchs that Booklist called “one more example of just how talented a storyteller [Mezrich] is.” Meet two larger-than-life Russians: former mathematician Boris Berezovsky, who moved into more lucrative ventures as well as politics, becoming known as the Godfather of the Kremlin; and Roman Abramovich, a dashing young entrepreneur who built one of Russia’s largest oil companies from the ground up. After a chance meeting on a yacht in the Caribbean, the men became locked in a complex partnership, surfing the waves of privatization after the fall of the Soviet regime and amassing mega fortunes while also taking the reins of power in Russia. With Berezovsky serving as the younger entrepreneur’s krysha—literally, his roof, his protector—they battled their way through the “Wild East” of Russia until their relationship soured when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media. Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky as he escaped to London, where an associate died painfully of Polonium poisoning, creating an international furor. As Abramovich prospered, Berezovsky was found dead in a luxurious London town house, declared a suicide. With unprecedented, exclusive first-person sourcing, Mezrich takes us inside a world of unimaginable wealth, power, and corruption to uncover this exciting story, a true-life thriller epic for our time—“Wolf Hall on the Moskva” (Bookpage).

Making Russia and Turkey Great Again

Making Russia and Turkey Great Again
Author: Norman A. Graham,Folke Lindahl,Timur Kocaoğlu
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2021
ISBN: 1793610231
Category: Authoritarianism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Russia and Turkey Great Again Book Excerpt:

This book discusses the rise of Putin in Russia and Erdogan in Turkey to authoritarian power in the context of the global debate over the fragility of democracy and the persistence of authoritarianism. It is both historical and theoretical in it treatment of the politics, economics and international relations of Russia and Turkey.

Once Upon a Time in Russia

Once Upon a Time in Russia
Author: Ben Mezrich
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Businessmen
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in Russia Book Excerpt:

Once Upon a Time in Russia is the true story of two larger-than-life billionaire oligarchs who surfed the waves of privatization to reap riches after the fall of the Soviet regime: "Godfather of the Kremlin" Boris Berezovsky, a former mathematician whose first entrepreneurial venture was running an automobile reselling business, and Roman Abramovich, his dashing young protégé who built a multi-billion-dollar empire of oil and aluminum. Locked in a complex, uniquely Russian partnership, Berezovsky and Abramovich battled their way through the "Wild East" of Russia with Berezovsky acting as the younger man's krysha -- literally, his roof, his protector. Under Berezovsky's krysha, Abramovich built one of Russia's largest oil companies from the ground up and in exchange made cash deliveries -- including 491 million dollars in just one year. But their relationship frayed when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media and had to flee to the UK. Abramovich continued to prosper. Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky's footsteps, and threats followed him to London, where an associate died painfully and famously of Polonium poisoning. Then Berezovsky himself was found dead, declared a suicide.

The Dancer and the Devil

The Dancer and the Devil
Author: John E. O'Neill,Sarah C. Wynne
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN: 1684512832
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dancer and the Devil Book Excerpt:

Communism must kill what it cannot control. So for a century, it has killed artists, writers, musicians, and even dancers. It kills them secretly, using bioweapons and poison to escape accountability. Among its victims was Anna Pavlova, history’s greatest dancer, who was said to have God-given wings and feet that never touched the ground. But she defied Stalin, and for that she had to die. Her sudden death in Paris in 1931 was a mystery until now. The Dancer and the Devil traces Marxism’s century-long fascination with bioweapons, from the Soviets’ leak of pneumonic plague in 1939 that nearly killed Stalin to leaks of anthrax at Kiev in 1972 and Yekaterinburg in 1979; from the leak of a flu in northeast China in 1977 that killed millions to the catastrophic COVID-19 leak from biolabs in Wuhan, China. Marxism’s dark past must not be a parent to the world’s dark future. COMMUNIST CHINA PLAYED WITH FIRE AND THE WORLD IS BURNING Nearly ten million people have died so far from the mysterious Covid-19 virus. These dead follow a long line of thousands of other brave souls stretching back nearly a century who also suffered mysterious “natural” deaths, including dancers, writers, saints and heroes. These honored dead should not be forgotten by amnesiac government trying to avoid inconvenient truth. The dead and those who remember and loved them deserve answers to two great questions. How? Why? The Dancer and the Devil answers these questions. It tracks a century of Soviet and then Chinese Communist poisons and bioweapons through their development and intentional use on talented artists and heroes like Anna Pavlova, Maxim Gorky, Raoul Wallenberg and Alexis Navalny. It then tracks leaks of bioweapons beginning in Saratov, Russia in 1939 and Soviet Yekaterinburg in 1979 through Chinese leaks concluding in the recent concealed leak of the manufactured bioweapon Covid-19 from the military lab in Wuhan, China. Stalin, Putin, and Xi, perpetrators of these vast crimes against humanity itself, should not be allowed to escape responsibility. This book assembles the facts on these cowardly murderers, calling them to account for their heartless crimes against man concluding in Covid-19.

Summary of Ben Mezrich s Once Upon a Time in Russia

Summary of Ben Mezrich s Once Upon a Time in Russia
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 19
Release: 2022-04-09T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669383040
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Ben Mezrich s Once Upon a Time in Russia Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The men in this room had accumulated insane riches during the past decade, and they had used this wealth to imbed themselves into the ruling mechanisms of Russia’s government, economy, and culture. #2 The room was silent as the billionaire addressed the room. He told the assembled businessmen that from now on, they were only businessmen. He had become something else. Every moment of the meeting had been choreographed. #3 The Oligarchs had been warned: You can keep your billions, but stay out of my way. Vladimir Putin, the man at the front of the room now trading niceties with the nearest of his guests, had sent them a clear, explicit message. #4 Boris Abramovich Berezovsky, age 48, was a Russian businessman who had the ability to appear to be moving even when he was standing still. He was a businessman and an ambition-fueled bullet train that was constantly rushing from one meeting to the next.

The Russian Embassy Party

The Russian Embassy Party
Author: Cliff Adelman
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2013-03-08
ISBN: 148080004X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Russian Embassy Party Book Excerpt:

A ride on the edges of history, with all its unanticipated connections, from the 1963 March on Washington to the 1993 chaos of Yeltsin’s Russia. When an ex-CIA agent convinces a bumbling law student to write a term paper on international rights on the high seas, the student and his roommates in Washington wind up with the whole Soviet Embassy coming to dinner. This happened on August 10, 1963, and has never been marked in the history books. Out of this encounter spins a story of revenge, counterpoint, and rollicking foolishness, ending on a railroad platform by the Russian-Finnish border in September, 1993. The Russian Embassy Party follows its sort-of-ordinary people in a not-so-ordinary web through the edges of history (the set for ‘I Have a Dream,’ watching the fall of the Berlin Wall, revelations of the Katyn Forest Massacre, the last gasp failed Soviet coup of August 1991, stumbling attempts to shore up democracy in Yelstin’s Russia) until . . . Well, let’s say only that there is a good dose of history in the story, and a larger dose of realism in the minds, environments, and conversations of both American and Russian protagonists and supporting cast. At the same time, the echoes of the 1963 Russian Embassy Party itself (when the students behaved and talked like the late-adolescents they were) cut veins through the story, linking its participants in ways they realize, bit by bit, as adults.

Once Upon a Time in Russia and America

Once Upon a Time in Russia and America
Author: Marija Lebedeva
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781905904679
Category: History teachers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in Russia and America Book Excerpt:

EIMI A Journey Through Soviet Russia

EIMI  A Journey Through Soviet Russia
Author: E. E. Cummings
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2007-12-17
ISBN: 0871407582
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EIMI A Journey Through Soviet Russia Book Excerpt:

A reissue of E. E. Cummings's long-unavailable, yet pointed and moving story of a journey through Soviet Russia. Unavailable for more than fifty years, EIMI finally returns. While sometimes termed a "novel," it is better described as a novelistic travelogue, the diary of a trip to Russia in the 1930s during the rise of the Stalinist government. Despite some contempt for what he witnesses, Cummings's narrator has an effective, occasionally hilarious way of evoking feelings of accord and understanding. As Ezra Pound wrote, Cummings's Soviet Union is laid "out there pellucidly on the page in all its Slavic unfinishedness, in all of its Dostoievskian slobberyness....Does any man wish to know about Russia? 'EIMI'!" A stylistic tour de force, EIMI is a mélange of styles and tones, the prose containing many abbreviations, grammatical and syntactical shifts, typographical devices, compounds, and word coinages. This is Cummings's invigorating and unique voice at its finest, and EIMI is without question one of his most substantial accomplishments.

The Russian House

The Russian  House
Author: Jason C. Vaughn
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN: 0761870571
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Russian House Book Excerpt:

This book studies Russian society, culture, and public opinion in terms of what ordinary Russians think about Russia independent of the authoritarian regime of President Vladimir Putin. This study uses Jason Vaughn’s research and work in Russia to build a new model of how to interpret the Russian political system.

Bolshevist Russia

Bolshevist Russia
Author: Anton Karlgren
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN: 1351629824
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bolshevist Russia Book Excerpt:

This book, originally published in English in 1927 deals with the social state of Russia after eight years of Bolshevist rule and influence up to the end of 1925. Laced with predictions of failure, the book is nonetheless prophetic in many ways. It discusses the limitations in practice of Bolshevist politics and the reality of the Soviet elections of the early 1920s and the growing influence of the Communist Party.

It s Russia My Son A partial Roadmap of the Russian Soul

It   s Russia  My Son  A  partial  Roadmap of the Russian Soul
Author: Sean Stewart
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN: 1457538210
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Russia My Son A partial Roadmap of the Russian Soul Book Excerpt:

Its very name conjures images of a vast and trackless landscape, where snow-covered onion domes peep over heavy stone fortress walls. Its history is an epic populated by dreamers, madmen and geniuses who left an indelible imprint on the national character. Above all, it is a place where the 21st century collides with the 12th, where the radiant future was born and the past is not really the past. “It’s Russia, My Son” pulls back the veil which has long shrouded this land in mystery, exploring the mindset of a people who have shaped, and continue to shape, the world we live in. A romp through the history and culture of the world’s largest nation, It’s Russia, My Son is a quest to find out what really makes Russians tick. Attitudes towards power, love, friendship, religion and warfare have all played a role in forming the legendary Russian soul. By exploring these themes among many others, the reader will come away with a “roadmap” of the Russian soul, in all its glory and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph. The book will appeal to general readers, as well as travelers, explorers and historians looking for a fresh vantage point from which to view one of the world’s most intriguing nations.

Soviet Russia

Soviet Russia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1921
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Soviet Union
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soviet Russia Book Excerpt:

Once Upon a Time in Russia and the United States

Once Upon a Time in Russia and the United States
Author: Serguei Blinov
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 836
Release: 2013-11
ISBN: 1491714956
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Upon a Time in Russia and the United States Book Excerpt:

Author Serguei Blinov grew up in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as the son of an engineer and a high school history teacher. Early on in life, he set his sights on becoming a medical doctor. He also met the love of his life, Lioudmila Vertiasheva. She graduated before him as a pediatric medical doctor before getting a job at a maternity hospital. Soon thereafter, Blinov also found himself working in medicine.In this, his memoir, Blinov recalls the hard work it took for him to succeed, the good times, and the bad--as well as what led him and his family to the United States of America. His honest assessment of life in both the Soviet Union and the United States showcases cultural differences and the positives and negatives of communism and capitalism.If you're interested in learning more about the former Soviet Union and what life there was really like, this personal narrative offers firsthand accounts of villages, agriculture, the educational system, and everyday life. What's more, Blinov relives his experiences from his first memory to the present, recounting in great detail each event that shaped him into the man he is today.

In Search of the True Russia

In Search of the True Russia
Author: Lyudmila Parts
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN: 0299317609
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of the True Russia Book Excerpt:

This book examines the provincial theme in post-Soviet literature, film, and journalism as a cultural representation of Russian nationalism. Its focus is on "the provinces" of cultural myth: the imagined domain of authentic Russianness, and collective contemplation of the recurring questions concerning Russia's past and future, what it means to be "Russian," and where "true" Russians reside. Cultural production today locates true Russianness outside the newly prosperous, multiethnic, and westernized Moscow. In mass culture, the traditional privileging of the center, over the backward provinces, yields to a view of the provinces as the repository of national tradition and moral strength. Conversely, high literature and art-house cinema provide an alternative, harshly critical image of the provinces. Differing perspectives notwithstanding, both are negotiating a particular concept of Russianness, in which the provinces play a central role and, ultimately, function to both redirect nationalist discourse away from the deeply unsatisfying model of Russia versus the West, and put forth a hermetic national identity, based on the opposition of "us versus us," rather than "us versus them."

Oil in Putin s Russia

Oil in Putin s Russia
Author: Adnan Vatansever
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2021-02-26
ISBN: 1487522819
Category: Petroleum industry and trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oil in Putin s Russia Book Excerpt:

Providing an in-depth review of Russia's key economic policies, this book is the first systematic study of the political economy of oil windfalls in Putin's Russia.

Jewish Stories and Ideas for Children

Jewish Stories and Ideas for Children
Author: Paulette (Pesha Razela) Fein Lieberman
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2009-11
ISBN: 1440119147
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Stories and Ideas for Children Book Excerpt:

A collection - unfinished - of some of Paulette (Pesha Razela) Fein Lieberman's popular Jewish children's stories, ideas, and mood-photos. There is open space on pages for children to paste-in their own choices of pictures and/or drawings within the areas they so choose, and are "advised" to...! (Her CD - readings with music - of selections from this book is also available.) Ideal for wholesome children's reading material, and educational - fun projects guided by adults, who, thereby, also create meaningful bonding time! The urgent themes make this book of special interest to: parents, very young children, older siblings and relatives,teachers, educators, youth workers, community groups, yeshivas, Hebrew Schools, and camps. A must to engage young people, and delight readers! Help Jewish children explore their traditional problems, educational subjects through an interactive blend of adventure and fantasy with humor and drama. Enthusiastically, Jewish children are encouraged to discover and learn the true value of their identity, of friendship, kindness, and making important decisions The escapades motivate a need for reflection time with additional interest in resources and activities to follow up with!

The East and the Idea of Europe

The East and the Idea of Europe
Author: Pekka Korhonen,Katalin Miklóssy
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2010-09-13
ISBN: 144382531X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The East and the Idea of Europe Book Excerpt:

In this volume, the authors examine the mutual relationship of the East and Europe within the Eurasian geopolitical space. They investigate how people to the East of Europe understand themselves vis-à-vis Europe, how they have processed European influences, and how states in the East compete with the West. The East is a strong rhetorical metaphor efficiently colouring something as non-European, or not-essentially-European. Studies in this volume examine the linguistic techniques that are used in erecting social and political boundaries, and how they are eventually demolished. The main focus is on turning points of time and transitional periods where the stability of status quo and maintenance of traditional values have been questioned, both in history and at present. All analysis is strictly based on original language sources, which are interpreted with thorough social, cultural and historical expertise. The main conceptual tool used for analysis is the binarity of boundaries. Binarity, or the use of boundary creating dichotomies, is constantly used in public discussion and political strategies to structure geopolitical space, create imperial power plays, and competing centre-periphery formations. The empirically strong social and cultural expertise of the authors, and their multidisciplinary use of geopolitical theory in conjunction with new linguistically inspired analytical tools create a highly original perspective on the Eurasian political space. The book is a significant contribution to studies on Europe and its neighbourhood.

When History Accelerates

When History Accelerates
Author: C. M. Hann
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 1474287220
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When History Accelerates Book Excerpt:

Rapid and complex social change is of urgent concern to all human societies, but how can researchers do justice both to the objective complexities of causal relations and to subjective experiences of different types of change? The present volume focuses upon cases of 'accelerating change' – including Russia, Iran, South Africa and Turkey – and examines some of the theoretical issues involved in conceptualizing social change and transformation and the methods for their study. The fifteen essays in this collection will be of interest to all students of history and the social sciences; and especially to students of social anthropology, sociology and development studies.