Описание: Selling Russia’s Treasures documents one of the great cultural dramas of the twentieth century: the sale, by a cash-hungry Soviet government, of the artistic treasures accumulated by the Russian royal family, aristocracy, and church over the centuries and nationalized after the October 1917 revolution. An astonishing variety of objects, from icons and illuminated manuscripts to Faberge eggs and Old Master paintings, entered the collections of wealthy westerners like Andrew Mellon; in fact, the canvases he purchased from the Hermitage now form the core of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Written by the leading experts in the field and long regarded as the definitive treatment of its subject, the original Russian edition of Selling Russia’s Treasures is sought after by scholars and laymen alike. Now, for the first time, this important book is made available in English, in a revised and expanded edition that includes new material on the secret files of the Hermitage, the sale of religious art, and the loss of twentieth-century French paintings from the Museum of New Western Art.
Numerous color plates reunite long-dispersed masterworks, if only on the page, and rare photographs and archival documents help bring the buried history of the “Stalin sales” to light. Several appendices—including a checklist of pieces sold from Russia’s crown jewels, a chronology, and biographies of key figures—add to the value of this volume, which not only reveals an important episode of cultural history, but is also relevant to contemporary debates about museum deaccessioning and the repatriation of cultural objects.
Описание: Women have participated in war throughout history, but their experience in Russia during the First World War was truly exceptional. Between the war's
beginning and the October Revolution of 1917, approximately 6,000 women answered their country's call. These courageous women became media stars throughout Europe and
America, but were brushed aside by Soviet chroniclers and until now have been largely neglected by history.
Laurie Stoff draws on deep archival research into previously
unplumbed material, including many first-person accounts, to examine the roots, motivations, and legacy of these women. She reveals that Russia was the only nation in World War I
that systematically employed women in the military, marking the first time that a government run by men had organized women for combat. And although they were originally envisioned
as propaganda - promoting patriotism and citizenship to inspire the thousands of males who had been deserting or refusing to fight - Russian women also proved themselves more than
capable in combat.
Describing the formation, provisioning, and training of the units, Stoff sheds light on their social and educational backgrounds, while recounting a number
of amazing individual stories. She tells how Maria Bochkareva, commander of the First Russian Women's Battalion of Death, and her unit met its baptism of fire in combat and how
Bochkareva later traveled to the U.S. and met President Wilson.
We also meet Maria Bocharnikova, who served with the First Petrograd Women's Battalion that defen
ed the Winter Palace during the Bolshevik Revolution. Stoff also chronicles the exploits of the Second Moscow Women's Battalion of Death, Third Kuban Women's Shock Battalion,
and the First Women's Naval Detachment. Stoff's remarkable account rescues from oblivion an important but still little-known aspect of Russia's experience in World War I.
also provides new insights into gender roles during a pivotal period of Russia's development and resonates with the current debates over the role of women in warfare.
Автор: Haslam Jonathan Название: Russia`s Cold War ISBN: 0300188196 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300188196 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3321 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: The phrase "Cold War" was coined by George Orwell in 1945 to describe the impact of the atomic bomb on world politics. Far more than merely a straightforward history of the Cold War, this book presents an account of politics and decision making at the highest levels of Soviet power.
Описание: Drawing on a vast range of recently released archives in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and Eastern Europe, this book offers an analysis of East-West relations from 1917 to 1989. It presents an account of politics and decision making at the highest levels of Soviet power.
Описание: Discusses about the cultural renaissance in Moscow and St Petersburg during the Silver Age (1900-1920). This book explores the synthesis of the arts in the productions of Diaghilev`s "Ballets Russes", Stanislavsky`s stagings of Chekov, and in Malevich`s revolutionary "Black Square".
Автор: Feinstein, Elaine Название: Anna of All the Russias ISBN: 1400040892 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400040896 Издательство: Daedalus Цена: 1097 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: In December 2013, David Satter became the first American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. "The Moscow Times" said it was not surprising he was expelled, it was surprising it took so long. Satter is known in Russia for having written that the apartment bombings in 1999, which were blamed on Chechens and brought Putin to power, were actually carried out by the Russian FSB security police. In this book, Satter tells the story of the apartment bombings and how Boris Yeltsin presided over the criminalization of Russia, why Vladimir Putin was chosen as his sucessor, and how Putin has suppressed all opposition while retaining the appreance of a pluralist state. As the threat represented by Russia becomes increasingly clear, Satter s description of where Russia is and how it got there will be of vital interest to anyone concerned about the dangers facing the world today."
Описание: A fascinating study of the root motivations behind the political activities and philosophies of Putin's government in Russia
Charles Clover, award-winning journalist and former Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times, here analyses the idea of "Eurasianism," a theory of Russian national identity based on ethnicity and geography. Clover traces Eurasianism's origins in the writings of White Russian exiles in 1920s Europe, through Siberia's Gulag archipelago in the 1950s, the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, and up to its steady infiltration of the governing elite around Vladimir Putin. This eye-opening analysis pieces together the evidence for Eurasianism's place at the heart of Kremlin thinking today and explores its impact on recent events, the annexation of Crimea, the rise in Russia of anti-Western paranoia and imperialist rhetoric, as well as Putin's sometimes perplexing political actions and ambitions.
Based on extensive research and dozens of interviews with Putin's close advisers, this quietly explosive story will be essential reading for anyone concerned with Russia's past century, and its future.
Описание: The first and much-needed English translation of a thirteenth-century text that shaped the development of Islamic law in the late middle ages.
Автор: Parthe Название: Russias Dangerous Texts ISBN: 0300098510 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300098518 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 7219 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Russia's Dangerous Texts examines the ways that writers and their works unnerved and irritated Russia's authoritarian rulers both before and after the
Revolution. Kathleen F. Parthe identifies ten historically powerful beliefs about literature and politics in Russia, which include a view of the artistic text as national territory, and the belief
that writers must avoid all contact with the state.
Parthe offers a compelling analysis of the power of Russian literature to shape national identity despite sustained efforts to
silence authors deemed subversive. No amount of repression could prevent the production, distribution, and discussion of texts outside official channels. Along with tragic stories of lost
manuscripts and persecuted writers, there is ample evidence of an unbroken thread of political discourse through art.
The book concludes with a consideration of the impact
of two centuries of dangerous texts on post-Soviet Russia.
Автор: Hahn Название: Russia`s Islamic Threat ISBN: 030012077X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300120776 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3609 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents a researched analysis of Russia`s Islamic threat. This book draws an explicit picture of the Chechen jihadist network that is expanding the territorial scope of its operations with inspiration and some assistance from the global jihadist movement. It warns that the Russian-based Islamist terrorists are a particular cause for alarm.
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