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Substate DictatorshipNetworks, Loyalty, and Institutional Change in the Soviet Union

Substate Dictatorship: Networks, Loyalty, and Institutional Change in the Soviet Union

Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Khlevniuk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300230819
eISBN:
9780300255607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230819.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

How do local leaders govern in a large dictatorship? What resources do they draw on? This book examines these questions by looking at one of the most important authoritarian regimes of the twentieth ... More

Late StalinismThe Aesthetics of Politics

Late Stalinism: The Aesthetics of Politics

Evgeny Dobrenko

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300198478
eISBN:
9780300252842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198478.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This nuanced historical analysis of late Stalinism organized chronologically around the main events of the period—beginning with Victory in May 1945 and concluding with the death of Stalin in March ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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