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The Russia Reader

Author : Adele Marie Barker
ISBN : 9780822346487
Genre : History
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An account of the day-to-day scramble to make ends meet after the end of the Soviet Union, letters recording ordinary Russians' reactions to the Revolution as events unfolded in 1917, and excerpts from a sixteenth-century manual instructing elite Muscovites on proper household management--The Russia Readerbrings these and many other selections together in this introduction to the history, culture, and politics of the world's largest country, from the earliest written accounts of the Russian people to today. Conveying the texture of everyday life alongside experiences of epic historical events, the reader is filled with the voices of men and women, rulers and revolutionaries, peasants, soldiers, literary figures, émigrés, journalists, and scholars. Most of the selections are by Russians; thirty are translated into English for the first time. The collection is illustrated with maps, paintings, photographs, posters, and cartoons; fifteen images appear in colour. The volume's editors introduce each of the thematic sections and all of the written selections.The Russia Readerincorporates song lyrics, jokes, anecdotes, and folktales as well as poems, essays, and fiction by writers including Pushkin, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoi, and Akhmatova. Transcripts from the show trials of major Party figures and an account of how staff at the Lenin Library in Moscow were instructed to interact with foreigners are among the many selections based on personal memoirs and archival materials only recently made available to the public. From a tenth-century emissary describing his encounters in Kyivan Rus', to a scientist recalling her life in a new research city built from scratch in Siberia during the 1950s, to a novelist depicting the decadence of the "New Russians" in the 2000s,The Russia Readeris an extraordinary introduction to a vast and varied land.
Category: History

The Russian Cinema Reader

Author : Rimgaila Salys
ISBN : 1618113216
Genre : Art
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This two-volume reader is intended to accompany undergraduate courses in the history of Russian cinema and Russian culture through film. Each volume consists of newly commissioned essays, excerpts from English language criticism and translations of Russian language essays on subtitled films which are widely taught in American and British courses on Russian film and culture. The arrangement is chronological: Volume one covers twelve films from the beginning of Russian film through the Stalin era; volume two covers twenty films from the Thaw era to the present. General introductions to each period of film history (Early Russian Cinema, Soviet Silent Cinema, Stalinist Cinema, Cinema of the Thaw, Cinema of Stagnation, Perestroika and Post-Soviet Cinema) outline its cinematic significance and provide historical context for the non-specialist reader. Essays are accompanied by suggestions for further reading. The reader will be useful both for film studies specialists and for Slavists who wish to broaden their Russian Studies curriculum by incorporating film courses or culture courses with cinematic material. Volumes one and two may be ordered separately to accommodate the timeframe and contents of courses. Volume one films: Sten’ka Razin, The Cameraman’s Revenge, The Merchant Bashkirov’s Daughter, Child of the Big City, The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks, Battleship Potemkin, Bed and Sofa, Man with a Movie Camera, Earth, Chapaev, Circus, Ivan the Terrible, Parts I and II.Volume two films: The Cranes are Flying, Ballad of a Soldier, Lenin’s Guard, Wings, Commissar, The Diamond Arm, White Sun of the Desert, Solaris, Stalker, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, Repentance, Little Vera, Burnt by the Sun, Brother, Russian Ark, The Return, Night Watch, The Tuner, Ninth Company, How I Ended This Summer.Contributors: Birgit Beumers, Robert Bird, David Bordwell, Mikhail Brashinsky, Oksana Bulgakova, Gregory Carlson, Nancy Condee, Julian Graffy, Jeremy Hicks, Andrew Horton, Steven Hutchings, Vida Johnson, Lilya Kaganovsky, Vance Kepley, Jr., Susan Larsen, Mark Lipovetsky, Tatiana Mikhailova, Elena Monastireva-Ansdell, Joan Neuberger, Vlada Petrić, Graham Petrie, Alexander Prokhorov, Elena Prokhorova, Rimgaila Salys, Elena Stishova, Vlad Strukov, Yuri Tsivian, Meghan Vicks, Josephine Woll, Denise J. Youngblood
Category: Art

A Graduated Russian Reader With A Vocabulary Of All The Russian Words Contained In It

Author : Henry Riola
ISBN : 9354150934
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This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.
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Politics In Russia A Reader

Author : Joel M. Ostrow
ISBN : 9781608716500
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 47.49 MB
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Covering the major contours of any Russian politics course, and comprehensive enough to serve as a core text, this new reader includes sections from the Soviet political system and its collapse, to the debate about post-Communist transition and efforts toward political and economic reform. A former journalist who worked in Russia, Ostrow's substantial headnotes blend needed background with insights from his experience, to create a nuanced treatment of Russian politics.
Category: Political Science

First Russian Reader For Beginners

Author : Vadim Zubakhin
ISBN :
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 44.24 MB
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There are simple and funny Russian texts for easy reading. The book consists of Elementary and Pre-intermediate courses with parallel Russian-English texts. The author maintains learners' motivation with funny stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc. The ALARM method (Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method) utilize natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically. The author composed each sentence using only words explained in previous chapters. The second and the following chapters of the Elementary course have only about 30 new words each. The book is equipped with the audio tracks. The address of the home page of the book on the Internet, where audio files are available for listening and downloading, is listed at the beginning of the book on the copyright page.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Russian Reader

Author : PUL'KINA, IL'ZA MIKSIMILIANOVA
ISBN :
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Contemporary Russian Politics

Author : Archie Brown
ISBN : 0198299990
Genre : History
File Size : 79.33 MB
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A unique Reader which brings together outstanding published work on Russian politics with 15 new articles specially written for this collection.Editorial introductions to every section (totalling 25,000 words) provide the student with essential background information, detailing the historical development, contemporary relevance, and current debates for each topic area and each individual chapter.The most comprehensive book on Russian politics - covering institutional design, elections, parties, federalism, regional politics, presidency and legislature, economic reform and economic interests, foreign policy, public opinion, the mass media, and prospects for democracy.Analysis of major recent developments, including the Duma election of 1999, the Presidential election of 2000, and the institutional changes launched by President Putin.
Category: History

The Portable Twentieth Century Russian Reader

Author : Various
ISBN : 1101141913
Genre : Literary Collections
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Clarence Brown's marvelous collection introduces readers to the most resonant voices of twentieth-century Russia. It includes stories by Chekhov, Gorky, Bunin, Zamyatin, Babel, Nabokov, Solzhenitsyn, and Voinovich; excerpts from Andrei Bely's Petersburg, Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, and Sasha Solokov's A School for Fools; the complete text of Yuri Olesha's 1927 masterpiece Envy; and poetry by Alexander Blok, Anna Akhmatova, and Osip Mandelstam. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Category: Literary Collections

First Russian Reader Volume 2

Author : Vadim Zubakhin
ISBN :
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 47.11 MB
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This book is Volume 2 of First Russian Reader for Beginners. There are simple and funny Russian texts for easy reading. The book consists of Elementary course with parallel Russian-English texts. The author maintains learners' motivation with funny stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc. The ALARM method utilize natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically. The book is equipped with the audio tracks. The address of the home page of the book on the Internet, where audio files are available for listening and downloading, is listed at the beginning of the book on the copyright page.
Category: Foreign Language Study

First Russian Reader For Students

Author : Andrew Kolobanov
ISBN :
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 33.80 MB
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Each chapter of First Russian Reader for Students is filled with words that are organized by topic, then used in a story in Russian. Questions and answers rephrase information and text is repeated in English to aid comprehension. The quick and easy-to-use format organizes many of everyday situations from knowing your way around the house, studying at university, or going shopping. First Russian Reader for Students makes use of the ALARM Method to efficiently teach its reader Russian words, sentences and dialogues. Through this method, a person will be able to enhance his or her ability to remember the words that has been incorporated into consequent sentences from time to time. The book is equipped with the audio tracks. The address of the home page of the book on the Internet, where audio files are available for listening and downloading, is listed at the beginning of the book on the copyright page.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Russian Reader

Author : Paul Jean Marie Boyer
ISBN : CORNELL:31924026630909
Genre : Russian language
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Category: Russian language

Religion And Politics In Russia A Reader

Author : Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
ISBN : 9781317461111
Genre : Business & Economics
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Russia is not only vast, it is also culturally diverse, the core of an empire that spanned Eurasia. In addition to the majority Russian Orthodox and various other Christian groups, the Russian Federation includes large communities of Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, and members of other religious groups, some with ancient historical roots. All are in a state of ferment, and securing formal state recognition for specific communities is often daunting. This collection provides entry into the diversity of Russia's religious communities. Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer's introduction to the volume illuminates major political, social, and cultural-anthropological trends. The book is organized by religious tradition or identity, with further thematic perspectives on each set of readings. The authors include ethnologists, sociologists, political analysts, and religious leaders from many regions of the Federation. They analyze the changing dynamics of religion and politics within each community and in the context of the current drive to recentralize both political and religious authority in Moscow. Topical coverage extends from reassertions of Russian Orthodoxy to activities of Christian and Muslim missionaries to the revival of many other religions, including indigenous shamanic ones.
Category: Business & Economics

Russian Folktales

Author : Jason Merrill
ISBN : 1585108294
Genre : Russian language
File Size : 31.23 MB
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"Russian Folktales: A Reader is designed for English-speaking students of Russian language and literature. Each of the eight texts, which are graded from simple to more advanced, provides important pieces of original Russian, a glimpse into the culture of Russia through folktales and an understanding of basic and idiomatic grammar. It includes an introduction to the work or genre, vocabulary, and a variety of pedagogical materials to facilitate classroom discussion"--From publisher.
Category: Russian language

Russia

Author : Vera Tolz
ISBN : 0340677058
Genre : History
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Tracing the development of Russian national consciousness from the time of the reforms of Peter the Great, to Russia's current post-imperial identity crisis, this text looks at nationalism both as an ideology and a movement.
Category: History

First Russian Reader For Business

Author : Vadim Zubakhin
ISBN :
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 27.21 MB
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The Russian you learn in high school or college does not always include the vocabulary you need in a professional environment. First Russian Reader for Business is a resource that guides conversational bilinguals with the Russian vocabulary, phrases, and questions that are relevant to many situations in the workplace. With 25 chapters on topics from the office to software and supplementary resources including the Russian/English and English/Russian dictionaries, it is the book to help the businessperson take their Russian language knowledge to the professional level. The book is equipped with the audio tracks. The address of the home page of the book on the Internet, where audio files are available for listening and downloading, is listed at the beginning of the book on the copyright page.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Reader

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ISBN : PRNC:32101074880509
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Russian Reader

Author : Mikhail I͡Urʹevich Lermontov
ISBN : HARVARD:32044013662440
Genre : Russian language
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Category: Russian language

Russian Social Science Reader

Author : E. L. Johnson
ISBN : 9781483136615
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 80.6 MB
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Russian Social Science Reader is one of a series designed for non-linguists who need knowledge of the Russian language in order to pursue their interests in fields other than language or literature. The purpose of this book is to provide real assistance to the trained social scientist who, having already mastered his own discipline, is willing to devote a little time to mastering the Russian language for the purpose of reading specialist material in his own field. The book begins with discussions of Russian syntax and word formation, and Russian political, economic, and legal terminologies. Separate chapters then provide extracts from the Constitution of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic and Constitution of the USSR in Russian with English translations; and extracts dealing with wide range of topics that illustrate a range of linguistic usage. Topics covered include housing and education, employment of the disabled, industrialization, collectivization of agriculture, and the Soviet economic and legal systems.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines