The Invention of Russia

The Invention of Russia
Author: Arkady Ostrovsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 0399564187
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE WINNER OF THE CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD 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.

Siberian Exile and the Invention of Revolutionary Russia 1825 1917

Siberian Exile and the Invention of Revolutionary Russia  1825   1917
Author: Ben Phillips
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-12-31
ISBN: 1000516156
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Siberian Exile and the Invention of Revolutionary Russia 1825 1917 Book Excerpt:

Over the course of the nineteenth century Siberia developed a fearsome reputation as a place of exile, often imagined as a vast penal colony and seen as a symbol of the iniquities of autocratic and totalitarian Tsarist rule. This book examines how Siberia’s reputation came about and discusses the effects of this reputation in turning opinion, especially in Western countries, against the Tsarist regime and in giving rise to considerable sympathy for Russian radicals and revolutionaries. It considers the writings and propaganda of a large number of different émigré groups, explores American and British journalists’ investigations and exposé press articles and charts the rise of the idea of Russian political prisoners as revolutionary and reformist heroes. Overall, the book demonstrates how important representations of Siberian exile were in shaping Western responses to the Russian Revolution.

The Invention of Terrorism in Europe Russia and the United States

The Invention of Terrorism in Europe  Russia  and the United States
Author: Carola Dietze
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 1786637197
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invention of Terrorism in Europe Russia and the United States Book Excerpt:

Terrorism's roots in Western Europe and the USA This book examines key cases of terrorist violence to show that the invention of terrorism was linked to the birth of modernity in Europe, Russia and the United States, rather than to Tsarist despotism in 19th century Russia or to Islam sects in Medieval Persia. Combining a highly readable historical narrative with analysis of larger issues in social and political history, the author argues that the dissemination of news about terrorist violence was at the core of a strategy that aimed for political impact on rulers as well as the general public. Dietze's lucid account also reveals how the spread of knowledge about terrorist acts was, from the outset, a transatlantic process. Two incidents form the book's centerpiece. The first is the failed attempt to assassinate French Emperor Napoléon III by Felice Orsini in 1858, in an act intended to achieve Italian unity and democracy. The second case study offers a new reading of John Brown's raid on the arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859, as a decisive moment in the abolitionist struggle and occurrences leading to the American Civil War. Three further examples from Germany, Russia, and the US are scrutinized to trace the development of the tactic by first imitators. With their acts of violence, the "invention" of terrorism was completed. Terrorism has existed as a tactic since then and has essentially only been adapted through the use of new technologies and methods.

The Invention of Mikhail Lomonosov

The Invention of Mikhail Lomonosov
Author: Steven A. Usitalo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781618111739
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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For more than two hundred years, the eighteenth-century polymath Mikhail Vasil'evich Lomonosov (1711-1765) has been glorified in Russian culture as the "father" of Russian science, literature, and, more generally, learning. This study traces the evolution of Lomonosov's imposing stature in Russian thought from the middle of the eighteenth century to the closing years of the Soviet period. It reveals much about the attitudes toward the meaning and significance of science in Russian culture, as well as about the rise of a Russian national identity, of which Lomonosov became an outstanding symbol. Steven Usitalo argues that Lomonosov's fame has surpassed any realistic association with the known details of his life; he is of interest primarily as a symbolic figure who fulfilled the tangible intellectual and emotional requirements that Russian pride demanded in a national myth.

Adoption in Post Soviet Russia

Adoption in Post Soviet Russia
Author: Tina Danielle Minchella
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Adoption
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Return

The Return
Author: Daniel Treisman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN: 1416560726
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Return Book Excerpt:

The author of Without a Map assesses modern-day Russia to consider such topics as whether the collapse of the Soviet Union was preventable, Yeltsin's impact on political order and Putin's public popularity.

The Invention of Mikhail Lomonosov

The Invention of Mikhail Lomonosov
Author: Steven Usitalo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 9781299954250
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invention of Mikhail Lomonosov Book Excerpt:

This study explores the evolution of Lomonosov s imposing stature in Russian thought from the middle of the eighteenth century to the closing years of the Soviet period. It reveals much about the intersection in Russian culture of attitudes towards the meaning and significance of science, as well as about the rise of a Russian national identity, of which Lomonosov became an outstanding symbol. Idealized depictions of Lomonosov were employed by Russian scientists, historians, and poets, among others, in efforts to affirm to their countrymen and to the state the pragmatic advantages of science to a modernizing nation. In setting forth this assumption, Usitalo notes that no sharply drawn division can be upheld between the utilization of the myth of Lomonosov during the Soviet period of Russian history and that which characterized earlier views. The main elements that formed the mythology were laid down in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; Soviet scholars simply added more exaggerated layers to existing representations."

Russian Export import Business Directory

Russian Export import   Business Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business enterprises
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Patents in Imperial Russia

Patents in Imperial Russia
Author: Anneli Aer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Patent laws and legislation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Invention of Terrorism in Europe Russia and the United States

The Invention of Terrorism in Europe  Russia  and the United States
Author: Carola Dietze
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2021-07-20
ISBN: 1786637219
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invention of Terrorism in Europe Russia and the United States Book Excerpt:

Terrorism's roots in Western Europe and the USA This book examines key cases of terrorist violence to show that the invention of terrorism was linked to the birth of modernity in Europe, Russia and the United States, rather than to Tsarist despotism in 19th century Russia or to Islam sects in Medieval Persia. Combining a highly readable historical narrative with analysis of larger issues in social and political history, the author argues that the dissemination of news about terrorist violence was at the core of a strategy that aimed for political impact on rulers as well as the general public. Dietze's lucid account also reveals how the spread of knowledge about terrorist acts was, from the outset, a transatlantic process. Two incidents form the book's centerpiece. The first is the failed attempt to assassinate French Emperor Napoléon III by Felice Orsini in 1858, in an act intended to achieve Italian unity and democracy. The second case study offers a new reading of John Brown's raid on the arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859, as a decisive moment in the abolitionist struggle and occurrences leading to the American Civil War. Three further examples from Germany, Russia, and the US are scrutinized to trace the development of the tactic by first imitators. With their acts of violence, the "invention" of terrorism was completed. Terrorism has existed as a tactic since then and has essentially only been adapted through the use of new technologies and methods.

A Two part Invention

A Two part Invention
Author: Hilde Maria Hoogenboom
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Russian literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A List of Published Materials in the Russian Language on the Invention of Printing

A List of Published Materials in the Russian Language on the Invention of Printing
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1941
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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ASME Technical Papers

ASME Technical Papers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mechanical engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kremlin Kontrol

Kremlin Kontrol
Author: Timothy L. Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Information warfare
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kremlin Kontrol Book Excerpt:

Authoritarian regimes are, by their very nature, insecure. They tend to view Western democracies as an existential threat to their way of rule and they fear the development of any type of opposition or protests in the streets. In Russia's case, the latter fear of protests leading to a "color revolution" often appears as important as the ISIS threat to its southern border. Lacking political legitimacy, they rely on two factors to sustain their leadership, patriotism and control. This study discusses the latter issue from both a civilian and military point of view. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB operative, is all about control. In his excellent book The Invention of Russia, Arkady Ostrovsky recounted one conversation about Putin: "Anything you control is safe. Anything you don't control by definition represents a threat--that is their mental framework, and a KGB officer is always a KGB officer."This work is divided into two parts. Part One looks at the system of control that Putin has either continued or developed anew in his twelve years as president. Part Two is focused on several military aspects of control. These include not only command and control issues but also the methodical manner in which Russian military analysts establish control parameters over their environment.

Children of Rus

Children of Rus
Author: Faith Hillis
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2013-11-27
ISBN: 0801469252
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Children of Rus’, Faith Hillis recovers an all but forgotten chapter in the history of the tsarist empire and its southwestern borderlands. The right bank, or west side, of the Dnieper River—which today is located at the heart of the independent state of Ukraine—was one of the Russian empire’s last territorial acquisitions, annexed only in the late eighteenth century. Yet over the course of the long nineteenth century, this newly acquired region nearly a thousand miles from Moscow and St. Petersburg generated a powerful Russian nationalist movement. Claiming to restore the ancient customs of the East Slavs, the southwest’s Russian nationalists sought to empower the ordinary Orthodox residents of the borderlands and to diminish the influence of their non-Orthodox minorities. Right-bank Ukraine would seem unlikely terrain to nourish a Russian nationalist imagination. It was among the empire’s most diverse corners, with few of its residents speaking Russian as their native language or identifying with the culture of the Great Russian interior. Nevertheless, as Hillis shows, by the late nineteenth century, Russian nationalists had established a strong foothold in the southwest’s culture and educated society; in the first decade of the twentieth, they secured a leading role in local mass politics. By 1910, with help from sympathetic officials in St. Petersburg, right-bank activists expanded their sights beyond the borderlands, hoping to spread their nationalizing agenda across the empire. Exploring why and how the empire’s southwestern borderlands produced its most organized and politically successful Russian nationalist movement, Hillis puts forth a bold new interpretation of state-society relations under tsarism as she reconstructs the role that a peripheral region played in attempting to define the essential characteristics of the Russian people and their state.

The International Politics of Russia and the Successor States

The International Politics of Russia and the Successor States
Author: Mark Webber
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780719039614
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Politics of Russia and the Successor States Book Excerpt:

This textbook examines the external relations of the fifteen new states which emerged from the ashes of the Soviet Union in 1991. Mark Webber examines the consequences of the Soviet collapse and the emergence of a new system of international relations embracing Russia and the other former Soviet republics. The author explores both relations between the new states themselves and between these states and the wider world. He pinpoints the daunting challenges facing the new states: the invention of foreign policy orientations; the management of the Red Army’s material legacy, including nuclear weapons; the resolution of regional conflicts; and the need for economic revival. Two key themes emerge: the reassertion of national identities, and the special position of Russia, which has assumed to some extent the rights and the obligations of the Soviet Union on the world stage whilst having to tackle the chaos of local wars and internal economic collapse.

The Patentee s Manual

The Patentee s Manual
Author: James Johnson (of the Middle Temple.),John Henry Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 489
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Patent laws and legislation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A List of Published Materials in the Russian Language on the Invention of Printing

A List of Published Materials in the Russian Language on the Invention of Printing
Author: Chicago Club of Printing House Craftsmen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1941
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Printing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From Byzantium to Holy Russia

From Byzantium to Holy Russia
Author: Ivan Foletti
Publsiher: I Libri Di Viella. Arte / Stud
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9788867287529
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Byzantium to Holy Russia Book Excerpt:

Tracing the life and work of Nikodim Kondakov, a pioneer in the field of late Antiquity and Byzantium in eastern Europe, this biography is a true tale of adventure. It follows the complicated and challenging events in Kondakov's life before and after the Russian Revolution, from his humble beginnings to his university studies and analyzes his inspired creation of an innovative and precocious study of art history in Russia. From a brilliant and successful career to the trauma endured during the Russian Revolution, the story becomes one of wandering and dependence; nevertheless, and in spite of the shift in history and in his own life, Kondakov's studies sketch a vast geography of Late Antique and medieval culture from the Mediterranean to the Urals. The work approaches distant horizons, giving a glimpse of the migrations from Asia and the inception of medieval Europe with its Christian values; and it travels the paths of history along trails marked by artifacts and monuments. Reconstructing the personal and existential events in Nikodim Kondakov's life contributes to the understanding of a critical phase in the founding of art history and, more broadly, the histories of Russia and of the countries the scholar traversed during a long life filled with tribulations.

How to Master the Art of Doing Business in Russia

How to Master the Art of Doing Business in Russia
Author: Insight Information Inc
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 443
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Commercial law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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