The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past

The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the PastIn The Long Hangover, Shaun Walker provides a deeply reported, bottom up explanation of Russia s resurgence under Putin By cleverly exploiting the memory of the Soviet victory over fascism in World War II, Putin s regime has made ordinary Russians feel that their country is great again Shaun

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaThe essential journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy Award winning journalist Masha Gessen s understanding of the events and forces that have wracked Russia in

Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia

Putin Country: A Journey into the Real RussiaMore than twenty years ago, when NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsky a gritty military industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow her goal was to chart the aftershocks of the USSR s collapse Returning again and again, Garrels found that the city s new freedoms and

The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir PutinThe Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a low level, small minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress and made his country once a threat to her own people and to the world Handpicked as a successor by

The North Caucasus: Russia's Fragile Borderland

The North Caucasus: Russia's Fragile BorderlandThis book analyzes the political and economic development of the ethnic republics of the North Caucasus in post communist Russia and the prospects for greater stability in the region, including the resolution of existing conflicts It assesses the main dilemmas for regional leaders and their policy

The Letter Killers Club

The Letter Killers ClubBiography Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky 1887 1950 studied law and classical philology at Kiev University His philosophical and satirical stories with fantastical plots ignored official injunctions to portray the new Soviet state in a positive light, and three separate efforts to print different

The Sacred Book of the Werewolf

The Sacred Book of the WerewolfParanormal meets transcendental in this provocative and hilarious novel.Victor Pelevin has established a reputation as one of the most brilliant writers at work today his comic inventiveness has won him comparisons to Kafka, Calvino, and Gogol, and Time has described him as a psychedelic Nabokov