The Soviet and Post Soviet Review

The Soviet and Post Soviet Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Former Soviet republics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Soviet and Post Soviet Review

The Soviet and Post Soviet Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post Soviet Russia

Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post Soviet Russia
Author: F. Stella
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN: 1137321245
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post Soviet Russia Book Excerpt:

This book explores the everyday lives of 'lesbian' women in urban Russia. It explores changes and continuities by examining generational differences, and attends to regional variation by considering what 'lesbian' life looks like in different locations, problematising essentialist accounts of Russian sexualities and western-centric theorizations.

The Memory of the Second World War in Soviet and Post Soviet Russia

The Memory of the Second World War in Soviet and Post Soviet Russia
Author: David L. Hoffmann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2021-08-27
ISBN: 1000430294
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory of the Second World War in Soviet and Post Soviet Russia Book Excerpt:

This volume showcases important new research on World War II memory, both in the Soviet Union and in Russia today. Through an examination of war remembrance in its various forms—official histories, school textbooks, museums, monuments, literature, films, and Victory Day parades—chapters illustrate how the heroic narrative of the war was established in Soviet times and how it continues to shape war memorialization under Putin. This war narrative resonates with the Russian population due to decades of Soviet commemoration, which continued virtually uninterrupted into the post-Soviet period. Major themes of the volume include the use of World War II memory for political legitimation and patriotic mobilization; the striking continuities between Soviet and post-Soviet commemorative practices; the place of Holocaust memorialization in contemporary Russia; Putin’s invocation of the war to bolster national pride and international prestige; and the relationship between individual memory and collective remembrance. Authored by an international group of distinguished specialists, this collection is ideal for scholars of Russia across a range of disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, and cultural studies.

Generations in Russian and Soviet history

Generations in Russian and Soviet history
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Agriculture and the State in Soviet and Post Soviet Russia

Agriculture and the State in Soviet and Post Soviet Russia
Author: Stephen Wegren
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1998-08-15
ISBN: 0822977265
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculture and the State in Soviet and Post Soviet Russia Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive, original, and innovative analysis of the social, economic, and political factors affecting contemporary Russian reform, the book is organized around the central question of the role of the state and its effect on the course of Russian agrarian reform. In the wake of the collapse of the USSR, contemporary conventional wisdom holds the the Russian state is “weak.” Stephen Wegren feels that the traditional approach to the weak/strong state suffers from measurement and circular logic problems, believing that the Russian state, thought weaker than in its Soviet past, is still relatively stronger than other actors. The state’s strength allows it to intervene in the rural sector in ways that other power contender cannot. Specifically, as a measure of state intervention, Wegren analyzes how the state has influenced urban-rural relations, rural-rural relations, and the nonstate (private) agricultural sector. Several dilemmas arose that have complicated successful agrarian reform as a result of the nature of state interventions, how reform policies were defined, and the incentives rhar arose from state-sponsored policies. During contemporary Russian agrarian reform, urban-rural differences have widened, marked by a deterioration in rural standards of living and increased alienation of rural political groups from urban alliances. At the same time, within the rural sector, reform failed to reverse rural egalitarianism. In addition, the nature of state interventions has undermined attempts to create a vibrant, productive private rural sector based on private farming. Wegren’s research is based upon extensive field work, interviews, archival documents, and published and unpublished source material conducted over a six-year period, and he demonstrates the link between agrarian reform and the success of overall reform in Russia. This learned and often controversial volume will interest political scientists, policy makers, and scholars and students of contemporary Russia.

Myth Making in the Soviet Union and Modern Russia

Myth Making in the Soviet Union and Modern Russia
Author: Vicky Davis
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 1786722739
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The 1943 battle to free the Soviet Black Sea port of Novorossiisk from German occupation was fought from the beach head of Malaia zemlia, where the young Colonel Leonid Brezhnev saw action. Despite widespread scepticism of the state's appropriation and inflation of this historical event, the heroes of the campaign are still commemorated in Novorossiisk today by an amalgam of memoir, monuments and ritual. Through the prism of this provincial Russian town, Vicky Davis sheds light on the character of Brezhnev as perceived by his people, and on the process of memory for the ordinary Russian citizen. Davis analyses the construction and propagation of the local war myth to link the individual citizens of Novorossiisk with evolving state policy since World War II and examines the resultant social and political connotations. Her compelling new interdisciplinary evidence reveals the complexity of myth and memory, challenging existing assumptions to show that there is still scope for the local community - and even the individual - in memory construction in an authoritarian environment. This book represents a much-needed departure from the study of myth and memory in larger cities of the former Soviet Union, adding nuance to the existing portrait of Brezhnev and demonstrating the continued importance of war memory in Russia today.

Sound Speech Music in Soviet and Post Soviet Cinema

Sound  Speech  Music in Soviet and Post Soviet Cinema
Author: Lilya Kaganovsky,Masha Salazkina
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2014-03-07
ISBN: 0253011108
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sound Speech Music in Soviet and Post Soviet Cinema Book Excerpt:

This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative of the Soviet and post-Soviet experience. Leading experts and emerging scholars from film studies, musicology, music theory, history, and cultural studies examine the importance of sound in Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet cinema from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives. Addressing the little-known theoretical and artistic experimentation with sound in Soviet cinema, changing practices of voice delivery and translation, and issues of aesthetic ideology and music theory, this book explores the cultural and historical factors that influenced the use of voice, music, and sound on Soviet and post-Soviet screens.

Soviet And Post Soviet Telecommunications

Soviet And Post Soviet Telecommunications
Author: Robert W Campbell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN: 1000312429
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR constitutes a vital infrastructure for a modern society. It is part of the working mechanism of a decentralized, flexible, and dynamic market economy. It also serves as the foundation for a pluralistic political system with a government accountable to the public. The crucial role of communications is increased by synergistic interaction between globalization of economic processes and the continuing technical revolution in information processing and communication. One of the most revealing indicators of the inability of the old Soviet system to attain its goal of matching the performance of the advanced market economies was its neglect of telecommunications. The sector was always treated as an orphan, devalued because, in line with a peculiar Marxian notion, it was not considered part of "material production" 1 and was starved of attention and resources.

Russia Enters the New Millenium

Russia Enters the New Millenium
Author: Stefani Hoffman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Post Soviet Nostalgia

Post Soviet Nostalgia
Author: Otto Boele,Boris Noordenbos,Ksenia Robbe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN: 1000507297
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bringing together scholars from Russia, the United States and Europe, this collection of essays is the first to explore the slippery phenomenon of post-Soviet nostalgia by studying it as a discursive practice serving a wide variety of ideological agendas. The authors demonstrate how feelings of loss and displacement in post-Soviet Russia are turned into effective tools of state building and national mobilization, as well as into weapons for local resistance and the assertion of individual autonomy. Drawing on novels, memoirs, documentaries, photographs and Soviet commodities, Post-Soviet Nostalgia is an invaluable resource for historians, literary scholars and anthropologists interested in how Russia comes to terms with its Soviet past.

Identity and Memory in Post Soviet Central Asia

Identity and Memory in Post Soviet Central Asia
Author: Timur Dadabaev
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 131756734X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity and Memory in Post Soviet Central Asia Book Excerpt:

Central Asian states have experienced a number of historical changes that have challenged their traditional societies and lifestyles. The most significant changes occurred as a result of the revolution in 1917, the incorporation of the region into the Soviet Union, and gaining independence after the collapse of the USSR. Impartial and informed public evaluation of the Soviet and post-Soviet periods has always been a complicated issue, and the ‘official’ descriptions have often contradicted the interpretations of the past viewed through the experiences of ordinary people. Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Central Asia looks at the tradition of history construction in Central Asia. By collecting views of the public’s experiences of the Soviet past in Uzbekistan, the author examines the transformation of present-day Central Asia from the perspective of these personal memories, and analyses how they relate to the Soviet and post-Soviet official descriptions of Soviet life. The book discusses that the way in which people in Central Asia reconcile their Soviet past to a great extent refers to the three-fold process of recollecting their everyday experiences, reflecting on their past from the perspective of their post-Soviet present, and re-imagining. These three elements influence memories and lead to selectivity in memory construction, emphasising the aspects of the Soviet era people choose to recall in positive and negative lights. Presenting a broader picture of Soviet everyday life at the periphery of the USSR, the book will be a useful contribution for students and scholars of Central Asian Studies, Ethnicity and Identity Politics.

Presidents Oligarchs and Bureaucrats

Presidents  Oligarchs and Bureaucrats
Author: Margarete Klein,Hans-Henning Schröder
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1317076087
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Presidents Oligarchs and Bureaucrats Book Excerpt:

Over the last decade the "transition paradigm", which is based on the conviction that authoritarian political systems would over time necessarily develop into democracies, has been subjected to serious criticism. The complex political and societal developments in the post-Soviet region in particular have exposed flaws in the claim that a shift from authoritarianism to democracy is inevitable. Using case studies from the post-Soviet region, a broad range of international contributors present an original and innovative contribution to the debate. They explore the character of post-Soviet regimes and review the political transformations they have experienced since the end of the Cold War. Through a combination of theoretical approaches and detailed, empirical analysis the authors highlight the difficulties and benefits of applying the concepts of hybrid regimes, competitive authoritarianism and neopatrimonialism to the countries of the post-Soviet space. Through this in-depth approach the authors demonstrate how "Presidents, Oligarchs and Bureaucrats" in the region lead their countries, examine the sources of their legitimacy and their relationship to the societies they govern and advance the general theoretical debate on regime change and transition paths.

The Soviet Review

The Soviet Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Soviet Union
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Part I Russian Peasants

Part I  Russian Peasants
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dilemmas of Transition in Post Soviet Countries

Dilemmas of Transition in Post Soviet Countries
Author: Joel C. Moses
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780830415908
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dilemmas of Transition in Post Soviet Countries Book Excerpt:

Exploring the tensions inherent in transition, this perceptive book offers a wide-ranging overview of the impact of democracy and capitalism on the former Soviet republics. Leading scholars assess the region's daunting problems in the key realms of privatization, democratization, foreign investment, agrarian reform, local governance, and market economics. The contributors argue that the central dilemma facing all these fledgling countries is the inherent contradiction between the immediate pursuit of privatization and foreign investment and the long-term policy goal of democratization. Offering both theoretical and comparative perspectives on the far-reaching implications of nation-building and democratic transition, this valuable study will enable both students and scholars to comprehend the unique difficulties of transition.

Legacy of Soviet Dissent

Legacy of Soviet Dissent
Author: Robert Horvath
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1134317980
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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During the 1970s, dissidents like Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn dominated Western perceptions of the USSR, but were then quickly forgotten, as Gorbachev's reformers monopolised the spotlight. This book restores the dissidents to their rightful place in Russian history. Using a vast array of samizdat and published sources, it shows how ideas formulated in the dissident milieu clashed with the original programme of perestroika, and shaped the course of democratisation in post-Soviet Russia. Some of these ideas - such the dissidents' preoccupation with glasnost and legality, and their critique of revolutionary violence - became part of the agenda of Russia's democratic movement. But this book also demonstrates that dissidents played a crucial role in the rise of the new Russian radical nationalism. Both the friends and foes of Russian democracy have a dissident lineage.

The Nature of Soviet Power

The Nature of Soviet Power
Author: Andy Bruno
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-11
ISBN: 110714471X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nature of Soviet Power Book Excerpt:

This in-depth exploration of five industries in the Kola Peninsula examines Soviet power and its interaction with the natural world.

Ethnic Conflict in the Post Soviet World

Ethnic Conflict in the Post Soviet World
Author: Rose Gottemoeller,Lee Walker,Catherine McArdle Kelleher
Publsiher: M.E. Sharpe
Total Pages: 365
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9781563247408
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Presents 16 case studies of ethnic conflict in the post-Soviet world. The book places ethnic conflict in the context of imperial collapse, democratization and state building.

The Fate of the New Man

The Fate of the New Man
Author: Claire McCallum
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN: 1609092392
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Between 1945 and 1965, the catastrophe of war—and the social and political changes it brought in its wake—had a major impact on the construction of the Soviet masculine ideal. Drawing upon a wide range of visual material, The Fate of the New Man traces the dramatic changes in the representation of the Soviet man in the postwar period. It focuses on the two identities that came to dominate such depictions in the two decades after the end of the war: the Soviet man's previous role as a soldier and his new role in the home once the war was over. In this compelling study, Claire McCallum focuses on the reconceptualization of military heroism after the war, the representation of contentious subjects such as the war-damaged body and bereavement, and postwar changes to the depiction of the Soviet man as father. McCallum shows that it was the Second World War, rather than the process of de-Stalinization, that had the greatest impact on the masculine ideal, proving that even under the constraints of Socialist Realism, the physical and emotional devastation caused by the war was too great to go unacknowledged. The Fate of the New Man makes an important contribution to Soviet masculinity studies. McCallum's research also contributes to broader debates surrounding the impact of Stalin's death on Soviet society and on the nature of the subsequent Thaw, as well as to those concerning the relationship between Soviet culture and the realities of Soviet life. This fascinating study will appeal to scholars and students of Soviet history, masculinity studies, and visual culture studies.