The New Tsar The Rise And Reign Of Vladimir Putin

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The New Tsar

Author : Steven Lee Myers
ISBN : 9781471130656
Genre : Social Science
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An epic tale of Vladimir Putin's path to power, as he emerged from obscurity to become one of the world's most conflicted and important leaders. Former New York TimesMoscow Bureau Chief Steven Lee Myers has followed Putin since well before the recent events in the Ukraine, and gives us the fullest and most engaging account available of his rise to power. A gripping, page-turning narrative about Russian power and prestige, the book depicts a cool and calculating leader with enormous ambition and few scruples. As the world struggles to confront a newly assertive Russia, the importance of understanding Putin has never been greater. Vladimir Putin rose out of Soviet deprivation to the pinnacle of influence in the new Russian nation. He came to office in 2000 as a reformer, cutting taxes and expanding property rights, bringing a measure of order and eventually prosperity to millions whose only experience of democracy in the early years following the Soviet collapse was instability, poverty and criminality. But soon Putin orchestrated the preservation of a new kind of authoritarianism, consolidating power, reasserting his country's might, brutally crushing revolts and swiftly dispatching dissenters, even as he retained the support of many.
Category: Social Science

The United States And Russia

Author : Gary Wiener
ISBN : 9781534562455
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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After the U.S.S.R. formed, the United States found itself in a rivalry that has persisted for nearly a century. Readers are introduced to the complex history between the United States and Russia, which, for many years, was a conflict between democracy and communism. However, after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., the relationship between the two countries remains strained, and readers also explore the reasons for this continued tension. Quotes from powerful leaders of both countries, striking photographs, and thoroughly researched text help readers understand why these two competing nations have maintained a cold relationship for so many years.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Rise And Fall Of Peace On Earth

Author : Michael Mandelbaum
ISBN : 9780190935948
Genre : Political Science
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In the twenty-five years after 1989, the world enjoyed the deepest peace in history. In The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth, the eminent foreign policy scholar Michael Mandelbaum examines that remarkable quarter century, describing how and why the peace was established and then fell apart. To be sure, wars took place in this era, but less frequently and on a far smaller scale than in previous periods. Mandelbaum argues that the widespread peace ended because three major countries -- Vladimir Putin's Russia in Europe, Xi Jinping's China in East Asia, and the Shia clerics' Iran in the Middle East -- put an end to it with aggressive nationalist policies aimed at overturning the prevailing political arrangements in their respective regions. The three had a common motive: their need to survive in a democratic age with their countries' prospects for economic growth uncertain. Mandelbaum further argues that the key to the return of peace lies in the advent of genuine democracy, including free elections and the protection of religious, economic, and political liberty. Yet, since recent history has shown that democracy cannot be imposed from the outside, The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth has a dual message: while the world has a formula for peace, there is no way to ensure that all countries will embrace it.
Category: Political Science

Misinterpreting Modern Russia

Author : Bruno S. Sergi
ISBN : 9781441103321
Genre : Political Science
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When President Vladimir Putin ascended to the Kremlin at the end of the 1990s, he had to struggle with the after-effects of Boris Yeltsin's political agenda: outrageous corruption, endless social injustice, and deeply entrenched interests dating back to Gorbachev and beyond. From the outset, Putin saw his task as leveling out the political scenery. Discontent had been building up among ordinary Russians on these consequences of the dramatically unstable 1990s. Stabilization of the political system and cleaning up the widespread corruption were Putin's aims, and the Russian people supported him wholeheartedly. Many observers in the West were quick to condemn Putin and depict him as an authoritarian, dishonest leader who was still linked to the KGB. When asked why Russians were supporting the new Kremlin, many experts explained that it was a paradox that combined the country's supposed history of tyranny and its people's inclination towards it. These explanations shaped the West's understanding of modern Russia and they appear to be unshakeable in cultural circles today. Bruno Sergi argues, in this new study, that the way to know the complete story behind how Putin's presidency has been viewed in Russia, is to examine closely the hard realities that conditioned Putin's policies and responses. Misinterpreting Modern Russia: Western Views of Putin and his Presidency looks beyond the stereotypes to the hard logic of the 1990s, and asks a range of provocative questions about the disintegration of the old Soviet empire and the extraordinary riches that have caused so much opportunity and turmoil in recent years.
Category: Political Science

When Parties Prosper

Author : Kay Lawson
ISBN : UOM:39015070771319
Genre : Political Science
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A study of political parties enjoying power in Europe, Asia & the Americas, this book reviews the political history, party system & contribution to the efficacy, stability & democratic legitimacy of the main parties in each country covered.
Category: Political Science

Slavic Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114638088
Genre : Electronic journals
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"American quarterly of Soviet and East European studies" (varies).
Category: Electronic journals

Between East And West

Author : R. D. Charques
ISBN : UCBK:C110148760
Genre : History
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The authoritative short history of Russia, from the mysterious origins of the nation-state to the death of Stalin.
Category: History

Russia Belarus

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105122271542
Genre : Belarus
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Books In Print Supplement

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888426
Genre : American literature
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Includes authors, titles, subjects.
Category: American literature