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The Art of the BribeCorruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953

The Art of the Bribe: Corruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953

James Heinzen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300175257
eISBN:
9780300224764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175257.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Traditions of official corruption inherited from the Soviet and late Imperial eras have continued to touch Russian life since the collapse of the USSR. This study is the first archive-based, ... More

Between Truth and TimeA History of Soviet Central Television

Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Christine E. Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book—the first full-length study of Soviet Central Television to draw extensively on archival sources, interviews, and television recordings—challenges the idea that mass culture in the Soviet ... More

Charand-o ParandRevolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

A classic of modern Persian literature, Charand-o Parand (Stuff and Nonsense) is a work familiar to every literate Iranian. Originally a series of newspaper columns written by scholar and satirist ... More

Claiming CrimeaA History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire

Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire

Kelly O'Neill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300218299
eISBN:
9780300231502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218299.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Russia's long-standing claims to Crimea date back to the eighteenth-century reign of Catherine II. This book is the first archive-based, multi-dimensional study of the initial “quiet conquest” of a ... More

Classics for the MassesShaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin

Classics for the Masses: Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin

Pauline Fairclough

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217193
eISBN:
9780300219432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217193.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book explores the evolving role of music in shaping the cultural identity of the Soviet Union in a revelatory work that counters certain hitherto accepted views of an unbending, unchanging state ... More

Gulag Letters

Gulag Letters

Arsenii Formakov

Emily D. Johnson (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209310
eISBN:
9780300228199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209310.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Memoirs and works of fiction that describe the Stalinist Gulag often depict labor camps as entirely cut off from the rest of Soviet society. In fact, however, many prisoners corresponded at least ... More

Gulag Town, Company TownForced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta

Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta

Alan Barenberg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300179446
eISBN:
9780300206821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179446.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Gulag Town, Company Town examines the history of Vorkuta, an arctic coal-mining outpost that was built in the 1930s as one of the most notorious prison camp complexes in the Soviet Union. But ... More

Illness and Inhumanity in Stalin's Gulag

Illness and Inhumanity in Stalin's Gulag

Golfo Alexopoulos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300179415
eISBN:
9780300227536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179415.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book is a new and chilling study of lethal human exploitation in the Soviet forced labor camps, one of the pillars of Stalinist terror. The book is a shocking study of life and death in Stalin's ... More

Nietzsche's OrphansMusic, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Rebecca Mitchell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book explores how, amid the final tumultuous years of the Russian empire, music was viewed as a powerful force with the ability to overcome the social, political, and ethnic divisions that, it ... More

Russia's Path Toward EnlightenmentFaith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

G. M. Hamburg

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book, focusing on the history of religious and political thinking in early modern Russia, demonstrates that Russia’s path toward enlightenment began long before Peter the Great’s opening to the ... More

Scorched EarthStalin's Reign of Terror

Scorched Earth: Stalin's Reign of Terror

Jörg Baberowski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300136982
eISBN:
9780300220575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136982.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book, an unremitting indictment of the mad violence with which Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union, depicts Stalinism as a cruel and deliberate attack on Russian society, driven by ... More

SiberiaA History of the People

Siberia: A History of the People

Janet M Hartley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300167948
eISBN:
9780300206173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167948.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Larger in area than the United States and Europe combined, Siberia is a land of extremes, not merely in terms of climate and expanse, but in the many kinds of lives its population has led over the ... More

Silence Was SalvationChild Survivors of Stalin's Terror and World War II in the Soviet Union

Silence Was Salvation: Child Survivors of Stalin's Terror and World War II in the Soviet Union

Cathy A Frierson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300179453
eISBN:
9780300210736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179453.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Roughly ten million children were victims of political repression in the Soviet Union during the Stalinist era, the sons and daughters of peasants, workers, scientists, physicians, and political ... More

Sincerity After CommunismA Cultural History

Sincerity After Communism: A Cultural History

Ellen Rutten

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300213980
eISBN:
9780300224832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213980.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book presents the compelling study of “new sincerity” as a powerful cultural practice, born in perestroika-era Russia, and how it interconnects with global social and media flows. The global ... More

Stalin and the LubiankaA Documentary History of the Political Police and Security Organs in the Soviet Union, 1922-1953

Stalin and the Lubianka: A Documentary History of the Political Police and Security Organs in the Soviet Union, 1922-1953

David R. Shearer and Vladimir Khaustov

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300171891
eISBN:
9780300210712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171891.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This documentary history explores Joseph Stalin's relationship with, and manipulation of, the Soviet political police. The story follows the changing functions, organization, and fortunes of the ... More

Stalin's Music PrizeSoviet Culture and Politics

Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Marina Frolova-Walker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book takes a new look at musical life in Iosif Stalin's Soviet Union. It focuses on the musicians and composers who received Stalin Prizes, awarded annually to artists whose work was thought to ... More

Stalin's WorldDictating the Soviet Order

Stalin's World: Dictating the Soviet Order

Sarah Davies and James Harris

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300182811
eISBN:
9780300184723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300182811.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Using the materials of Stalin’s personal archive, this book explores the dictator’s “vision” of the world. It considers his vision from two different but complementary perspectives. It begins by ... More

Ukrainian NationalismPolitics, Ideology, and Literature, 1929-1956

Ukrainian Nationalism: Politics, Ideology, and Literature, 1929-1956

Myroslav Shkandrij

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300206289
eISBN:
9780300210743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206289.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Both celebrated and condemned, Ukrainian nationalism is one of the most controversial and vibrant topics in contemporary discussions of Eastern Europe. Perhaps today there is no more divisive and ... More

Works in ProgressPlans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930-1963

Works in Progress: Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930-1963

Jenny Leigh Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300200690
eISBN:
9780300210316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300200690.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book investigates the gap between the plans and the reality of the Soviet Union's mid-20th-century project to industrialize and modernize its agricultural system. Historians agree that the ... More

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