Dermo!: The Real Russian Tolstoy Never Used (Russian Edition)

By Edward Topol

No longer even Tolstoy may dare use the eyebrow-raising Russian you will find during this wickedly funny language advisor via certainly one of Russia's bestselling novelists this present day. no matter if you are touring to Russia for the 1st time otherwise you are a scholar of the language, this fundamental ebook is your entree to the genuine and new Russian that hasn't ever been taught. you will be armored with triple-decker curses and insults, endearments and expressions for occasions starting from high-level company conferences to cocktail events to sexual encounters. packed with phrases, idioms, and vulgarisms you will not research in a lecture room, plus twenty hilarious line drawings and a whole index to very important expletives, Dermo! will give you the uncensored solutions to the questions you usually desired to know...but no translator could ever let you know!

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The Romanov Cross

By Robert Masello

Approximately 100 years in the past, a determined younger girl crawled ashore on a desolate arctic island, sporting a bad mystery and a mysterious, emerald-encrusted move. A century later, acts of guy, nature, and historical past converge on that very same forbidding shore with an influence enough to shatter civilization as we all know it.

Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is dealing with a court-martial, yet after his punishment is mysteriously lifted, Slater is out there a role nobody else wants—to trip to a small island off the coast of Alaska and examine a very likely deadly phenomenon: The permafrost has all started to soften, exposing our bodies from a colony that was once burnt up through the scary Spanish flu of 1918. Frank needs to verify if the thawed is still nonetheless hold the lethal virus of their frozen flesh and, if that is so, make sure that it doesn’t come again to life.

Frank and his handpicked staff arrive through helicopter, loaded down with high-tech instruments, ready to exhume background. The colony, it transpires, used to be settled by way of a sect dedicated to the mad Russian monk Rasputin, yet there's much more hiding some time past than Frank’s workforce knows. Any desire of luck hinges on their willingness to simply accept the truth that even their state-of-the-art technology has its limits—and that the traditional knowledge of the Inuit those that as soon as inhabited this eerie land is as crucial as any serum. by the point Frank discovers that his undertaking has been compromised—crashed by way of a gang of reckless treasure hunters—he might be in a brutal race opposed to time. With a tender, strong-willed Inuit lady through his facet, Frank needs to placed a perilous genie again within the bottle earlier than all of humanity can pay the price.

The Romanov pass is instantly an alternative tackle one in every of history’s such a lot profound mysteries, a love tale as not likely because it is inevitable, and a mystery of heart-stopping, supernatural suspense. together with his signature mixture of attention-grabbing historical past and very good mind's eye, significantly acclaimed writer Robert Masello has once more crafted a terrifying tale of earlier occasions coming again to hang-out the current day . . . and of darkish deeds aching to be unearthed.

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Catherine the Great

By Simon Dixon

Admired for her achievements and satirized for her own existence, Catherine the good was once probably the most celebrated monarchs in historical past, turning eighteenth-century Russia into arguably the biggest and strongest nation because the fall of the Roman Empire. She promoted radical political rules whereas emphasizing moderation in govt. She should be ruthless while valuable, yet she charmed every person she met, joking at deepest dinner events within the Hermitage, which she had outfitted for her personal use. decided to endear herself to the Russians, she made spiritual devotions within which she by no means believed.

Intimate and revealing, Catherine the Great examines the lifelong friendships that sustained the empress all through her own lifestyles and locations her in the context of the royal court docket: its politics, its flourishing literature and the very tradition that turned relevant to her workout of absolute power.

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The Legacy of the Soviet Union

This article deals a distillation through a bunch of students in their event of the post-Soviet years. research of the post-Soviet panorama is followed by means of meditations at the influence of the publish Soviet transition on either coverage makers and lecturers. The publication consequently examines either assumptions of transition and reconsiders the adventure of Soviet communism within the mild of its death.

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The Soviet Military Experience: A History of the Soviet Army, 1917-1991 (Warfare and History)

By Roger R. Reese

The Soviet army Experience is the 1st normal paintings to put the Soviet military into its actual social, political and foreign contexts.
It specializes in the Bolshevik Party's goal to create a military of a brand new variety, whose goal used to be either to guard the folks and propagate Marxist beliefs to the remainder of the realm. It comprises dialogue of the:
* origins of the employees and Peasant's purple Army
* results of the Civil War
* Bolshevik regime's use of the army as a faculty of socialism
* results of collectivization and speedy industrialisation of the Nineteen Twenties and 1930s
* moment international conflict and its profound repercussions
* ethnic tensions in the army
* influence of Gorbachev's guidelines of Glasnost and Perestroika

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Empire of the Periphery: Russia and the World System

By Boris Kagarlitsky

Leading author Boris Kagarlitsky bargains an bold account of a thousand years of Russian heritage. Encompassing all key sessions in Russia's dramatic improvement, the publication covers every little thing from early settlers, via medieval decline, Ivan the poor - the 'English Tsar', Peter the nice, the Crimean warfare and the increase of capitalism, the revolution, the Soviet interval, ultimately finishing with the go back of capitalism after 1991.

Setting Russia in the context of the 'World System', as defined by way of Wallerstein, this can be a significant paintings of historic Marxist thought that's set to develop into a destiny classic.

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Anton Rubinstein: A Life in Music (Russian Music Studies)

The first sleek biography in English of Russian composer-pianist Anton Rubinstein, this publication areas Rubinstein in the context of Russian and western ecu musical tradition throughout the overdue nineteenth century, exploring his upward push to foreign repute from humble origins in Bessarabia, in addition to his next quick decline and marginalization in later musical tradition. Taylor offers a balanced account of Rubinstein’s existence and his profession as a piano virtuoso, conductor, composer, and because the founding father of Russia’s first conservatory. commonly thought of the virtuosic inheritor to Liszt, and well-known the world over as an similar cultural icon, he played with so much top musicians of the day, together with Liszt himself, Joachim, Clara Schumann, Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Saint-Saens, and Ysaÿe.

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Russia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture shrewdpermanent! offers crucial details on attitudes, ideals and behaviour in numerous international locations, making sure that you just arrive at your vacation spot conscious of simple manners, universal courtesies, and delicate matters. those concise publications let you know what to anticipate, how one can behave, and the way to set up a rapport together with your hosts. This within wisdom will show you how to keep away from embarrassing gaffes and blunders, believe convinced in unexpected events, and improve belief, friendships, and profitable enterprise relationships. tradition clever! bargains illuminating insights into the tradition and society of a selected kingdom. it's going to assist you to show your visit-whether on enterprise or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching adventure. Contents contain: * customs, values, and traditions * ancient, non secular, and political history * lifestyles at domestic * rest, social, and cultural existence * consuming and ingesting * do's, don'ts, and taboos * company practices * conversation, spoken and unspoken

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