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11 Insightful Books about the Soviet Union Worth Reading. The history of the Soviet Union has long fascinated me- from the start of the empire when the peasants rose up against the establishment Links with the past in Soviet society book Lenin’s Bolshevik Red Army stormed the winter gardens to the fall of the empire and the events that led up to its collapse.

In Soviet Society in the Era of Late Socialism, –85, Neringa Klumbyte and Gulnaz Sharafutdinova bring together scholarship examining the social and cultural life of the USSR and Eastern Europe from to This interdisciplinary and comparative study explores topics such as the Soviet middle class, individualism, sexuality, health Format: Hardcover.

Books shelved as soviet-history: Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the s by Sheila Fitzpatrick, Stalin: Volu. The Soviet writer bore witness to the horrors of Russia’s World War Two and the Shoah — and deserves a place in literary history, says scholar Maxim D Shrayer.

He recommends the best books by and about Vasily Grossman. But in a book written immediately after Stalin’s anti-Semitic purges, it was problematic to write that nationality-based discrimination was a thing of the past.

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On top of which, the Soviet Union, like czarist Russia before it, blocked the admittance of Jews to prestigious. In what may be the most profound and controversial element of Mikhail Gorbachev`s promise to open up Soviet society, the entire year history.

Vergangenheitsbewältigung (German: [fɛɐ̯ˈɡaŋənhaɪtsbəˌvɛltɪɡʊŋ], "struggle to overcome the [negatives of the] past" or “working through the past”) is a German term describing processes that since the later 20th century have become key in the study of post German literature, society, and culture.

The book analyzes Soviet society as a 'hard reality', emphasizes the varying perceptions of it in the Soviet Union and the US, and insists that, while glorifications of the Soviet reality have been useful, the most accurate descriptions of this reality were critical.

Keywords. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Rus. Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, former republic. It was established in and dissolved in The Soviet Union was the first state to be based on Marxist socialism (see also Marxism; communism).Until the Communist party indirectly controlled all levels of government; the party's politburo effectively ruled the country.

When Hedrick Smiths book The Russians was published init gave American readers a taste of what life was like inside the Soviet Union.

In The Russians Smith paints a vivid portrait of the culture of the Soviet Union under Leonid Brezhnevs rule.4/5. A treaty between Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Transcaucasia (modern Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan) formed the Union of Soviet Socialist. Books shelved as soviet-era: The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen, Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith, The Day Lasts More T.

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Soviet Society: A Book of Readings that for a single source in which the student or reader can find a thorough and reliable picture of Soviet society. Even seemingly trivial questions of the former Soviet Union's foreign policy need to be addressed, to see fully the position of today's Russia, and to understand better how the United States and the West came to the positions they are in.

For Russia, the past and the present are truly one. Post-Revolutionary literature Literature under Soviet rule. The Bolshevik seizure of power in radically changed Russian literature. After a brief period of relative openness (compared to what followed) in the s, literature became a tool of state propaganda.

Officially approved writing (the only kind that could be published) by and large sank to a subliterary level. The Cambridge Spy Ring was a ring of spies in the United Kingdom that passed information to the Soviet Union during World War II and was active from the s until at least into the early s.

None was ever prosecuted for spying. The number and membership of the ring emerged slowly from the s onwards. As far as the general public was concerned, this started with the sudden flight of Donald.

"Darkness at Noon" is a very thought-provoking book; it poses many questions on both the personal and the political level. The reader can sense Koestler's sense of betrayal by and his disappointment with the Soviet Union under Stalin and also his disgust with what Stalinism did to individual human beings/5().

This book is a close-up account of how democracy worked in the Soviet Union, but in a Marxist sense, it is an examination of how workers exerted their power as the ruling class in Soviet society. Much ado is made of the 'dictatorship of the proletariat', and critics in the West embrace the anti-communist line that workers had no power in the USSR.5/5(1).

Revolution is the first in-depth, authoritative account of a few months that changed the world. At the start ofsix European nations were Soviet vassal states. By year's end, they had all declared national independence and embarked on the road to by:   In The Whisperers, Orlando Figes documents stories from victims of Stalin's Russia.

During Stalin's dictatorship, many Russians reported on. The culture of the Soviet Union passed through several stages during the Soviet Union's year existence.

It was contributed to by people of various nationalities from every single one of fifteen union republics, although a slight majority of them were Russians.

The Soviet state supported cultural institutions, but also carried out strict censorship. The Nazi–Soviet Pact, Great Patriotic War, occupation of Eastern Europe, Cold War, and the rise of communist China could not fail to transform Soviet self-understanding.” Warning 1: It’s not a book really; it’s a historical monograph published by Oxford University Press, so about the third of the content is references, as in any /5.

Explore our list of Russian & Soviet History Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. “Alienation and the Soviet Economy is a timely and highly prescient book takes on new significance with the collapse of Soviet-style economies throughout the world.

It clearly merits the serious attention of a broad spectrum of educators, policymakers and interested laymen, and deserves a place in every respectable academic library and in. Learningfromthe Past SovietDeceptioninthe CubanMissile Crisis JamesH.

Hansen RangeofSoviet medium-range ballistic missiles and intermediare-range balluric missiles, if launched from Cuba. Moscow™s surreptitious dispatch of nuclear-capable and SS-5 sur face-to-surfacc missiles to Cubain upset the strategic balance in an alarmingway I Theresulting show. In his foremost book on the nature of totalitarianism, A Normal Totalitarian Society (), he endeavors to convey his vision of the Soviet Union's evolution from its origin to its end.

In this book, Shlapentokh rejects the views of two warring camps in Sovietology: the faction that views the Soviet system only as a regime, which was imposed on the Russians by a band of ideological fanatics and Fields: sociology, political science.

From Finchley with love. Melita Norwood did the shopping, made chutney and, like her mother, spied on Britain for the Soviet Union. When she was exposed, Jack Straw and MI5 said she had not been.

About the Author Julie Fedor is lecturer in modern European history at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of in Eastern Europe aRussia and the Cult of State Security; coauthor of Remembering Katyn; and coeditor of Memory and Theory nd Memory, Conflict and New Media: Web Wars in Post-Socialist States.

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Andriy Portnov is currently guest lecturer at the Humboldt University of. The Soviet Union spent the postwar period pacifying and modernizing its Central Asian republics with great success.

But it was mistaken in assuming that .Friends in Everyday Life 60 The Cult of Friends 61 Summary 63 Notes 6 CHAPTER FOUR: HEDONISM IN SOVIET SOCIETY: PLEASURE TODAY, N0T TOMORROW 67 The Future in the Soviet Mentality Today 67 The Me-Orientation; Health Mania 68 Prestige-Mania 69 Hedonistic Values and Work 71 Good Occupational Conditions 73 Pleasure versus Marriage 75 The Trend Toward Smaller Families  In the s and 70s, the Soviet Union sponsored waves of political violence against the West.

The Red Brigades in Italy and the German Red Army Faction both terrorized Europe through bank Author: Nick Lockwood.