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Stalin’s Constitution (Open Access): Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution (Routledge Studies in Modern European History)

by Samantha Lomb

Upon its adoption in December 1936, Soviet leaders hailed the new so-called Stalin Constitution as the most democratic in the world. Scholars have long scoffed at this claim, noting that the mass repression of 1937–1938 that followed rendered it a hollow document. This study does not address these competing claims, but rather focuses on the six-month long popular discussion of the draft Constitution, which preceded its formal adoption in December 1936. Drawing on rich archival sources, this book uses the discussion of the draft 1936 Constitution to examine discourse between the central state leadership and citizens about the new Soviet social contract, which delineated the roles the state and citizens should play in developing socialism. For the central leadership, mobilizing its citizen...

Genre: History, Russia, Professional & Technical, Law
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
23 reviews

A Short History of Russia

by Mary Platt Parmele

In A Short History of Russia Mary Platt Parmele takes the reader on a survey of Russia’s rich past, from the state’s early dramatic beginnings to its struggle to control society, the transformation of the empire into a multi-ethnic empire, and beyond....

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 264 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2019 onward  

Rewolucja: Russian Poland, 1904–1907

by Robert E. Blobaum

The revolution of 1905 in the Russian-ruled Kingdom of Poland marked the consolidation of major new influences on the political scene. As he examines the emergence of a mass political culture in Poland, Robert E. Blobaum offers the first history in any Western language of this watershed period. Drawing on extensive archival research to explore the history of Poland's revolutionary upheavals, Blobaum departs from traditional interpretations of these events as peripheral to an essentially Russian movement that reached a climax in the Russian Revolution of 1917. He demonstrates that, although Polish independence was not formally recognized until after World War I, the social and political conditions necessary for nationhood were established in the years around 1905....

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 320 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2019 onward  

Russian Formalism: A Metapoetics

by Peter Steiner

Russian Formalism, one of the twentieth century's most important movements in literary criticism, has received far less attention than most of its rivals. Examining Formalism in light of more recent developments in literary theory, Peter Steiner here offers the most comprehensive critique of Formalism to date. Steiner studies the work of the Formalists in terms of the major tropes that characterized their thought. He first considers those theorists who viewed a literary work as a mechanism, an organism, or a system. He then turns to those who sought to reduce literature to its most basic element—language—and who consequently replaced poetics with linguistics. Throughout, Steiner elucidates the basic principles of the Formalists and explores their contributions to the study of poetics, ...

Genre: Fiction, History, Russia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 278 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2019 onward  

Ten Days That Shook the World: The October Revolution (Including "The Communist Manifesto")

by Karl Marx

"Ten Days That Shook the World" is a book by the American journalist and socialist John Reed about the October Revolution in Russia in 1917. Reed who was on an assignment for The Masses, a magazine of socialist politics, followed many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders closely during his time in Russia. Reed's reports, on which this book is based, are valuable source of the first-hand information about the events that occurred in Russia in the fall of 1917.This edition includes "The Communist Manifesto" which will provide an analytical approach to the class struggle and the justification for the Revolution....

Genre: History, Russia
Size: 382 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Grigori Rasputin: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Grigori Rasputin* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Rasputin began life as a peasant in the poorest reaches of Siberia and ended his life as the virtual second-in-command of Tsarist Russia. How did he achieve such a rapid change in fortunes? Was it through palace intrigue or magic and mind control? Or perhaps, the causes were a combination of hypnosis and haemophilia? The tsar’s son Nicholas had been born with the dreaded “royal disease” otherwise known as the blood clotting deficiency named haemophilia. The slightest cut or scrape could be life-threatening for the young boy. The self-proclaimed healer managed to convince the royal family that he was the only way that their son woul...

Genre: History, Russia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2019 onward  

Russian Revolution: Two Insurrections and Civil War

by in60Learning

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Genre: History, Russia
Size: 1.16 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

The End of the Third Reich: A New English Translation

by Vasily Chuikov

Vasily Chuikov was there at the end, every soldier’s desire. This account of the operations of his army on the Eastern Front from the summer of 1944 until the surrender of Germany is not as dramatic as his history of Stalingrad. As Chuikov himself said, Stalingrad was ‘idiosyncratic.’ No one had ever seen the like and, with a bit of luck, no one will ever see the like again.This book relates many stories, but also contains a fair amount of military science. If the small-town geography of Poland and Ukraine becomes too tedious, skim it.This book can educate those who do not fully appreciate the sacrifice made by Red Army troops in World War II. Russians of the Soviet period almost always failed in their appeals for understanding by painting themselves as universally courageous, kind, ...

Genre: History, Military, Russia
Size: 307 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
3 reviews

Battle of Stalingrad: A History From Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles Book 1)

by Hourly History

Battle of Stalingrad* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Battle of Stalingrad, perceived by historians as the most important battle of World War II and regarded by Russians as the most significant battle in their country’s history, cannot be viewed solely as a military engagement between two powerful, long-time foes. The Soviet Union, which had climbed to power from the shambles of the 1917 Revolution that saw communism overthrow the czar, and Germany, which had risen from the ashes of World War I’s Treaty of Versailles, certainly had a complicated history. Stalingrad was a battle between the Allies and the Axis Powers; it was a struggle between the Soviet Union and Germany for vic...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Trapped in Russia: An American Family's Struggle to Survive

by Wardamasky Bobrow, Karen

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Russia
Size: 255 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.10 / 5
5 reviews

World War II Leningrad: A History From Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles Book 6)

by Hourly History

World War II Leningrad* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.History describes the 872-day Siege of Leningrad as the most devastating siege in history. The German army had made its way to Leningrad before the city had the opportunity to prepare for an assault and the consequences were lethal. Accompanied by one of the worst famines in history, as well as a brutally cold winter in 1941-1942, the civilians were doomed. Of the three million people living in Leningrad at the start of the siege, more than a million would be evacuated and approximately another million would die before the assault ended in 1944. Inside you will read about...✓ St. Petersburg: The City of Three Revolutions✓ The F...

Genre: History, Military, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2019 onward  

The Crimean War: Volume II An English Translation

by Yevgeny Tarle

Yevgeny Tarle was a historian most interested in diplomacy. In Volume I of this work, he devoted a great many pages to the failure of that diplomacy to avoid the Crimean War. Indeed, he makes a convincing argument that the diplomacy was not intended to avoid war, but rather to assign blame. The two most influential actors, Tsar Nicholas I and Emperor Napoleon III, wanted war for their own purposes.After the abortive Russian Danubian campaign of 1853-54, the Western powers made it abundantly clear that the integrity of the Ottoman Empire was not their sole concern. French and British troops were first landed in parts of Greece and Bulgaria then under the control of the Turks, but it soon became clear that there would be no encounter there with the withdrawing Russian forces. It was decided ...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 734 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Revolutionary Acts: Amateur Theater and the Soviet State, 1917-1938

by Lynn Mally

During the Russian Revolution and Civil War, amateur theater groups sprang up in cities across the country. Workers, peasants, students, soldiers, and sailors provided entertainment ranging from improvisations to gymnastics and from propaganda sketches to the plays of Chekhov. In Revolutionary Acts, Lynn Mally reconstructs the history of the amateur stage in Soviet Russia from 1917 to the height of the Stalinist purges. Her book illustrates in fascinating detail how Soviet culture was transformed during the new regime's first two decades in power.Of all the arts, theater had a special appeal for mass audiences in Russia, and with the coming of the revolution it took on an important role in the dissemination of the new socialist culture. Mally's analysis of amateur theater as a space where ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Drama, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia

by Nancy Shields Kollmann

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and enforce social norms--and also to defend against insults, to pursue vendettas, and to unsettle communities. She offers evidence for a new view of the relationship of state and society in the Russian empire, and her richly comparative approach enhances knowledge of statebuilding in premodern Europe. By presenting Muscovite state and society in the context of medieval and early modern Europe, she exposes similarities that blur long-standing distinctio...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Cold War: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Cold War* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted from the end of World War II until the end of the 1980s. Over the course of five decades, they never came to blows directly. Rather, these two world superpowers competed in other arenas that would touch almost every corner of the globe. Inside you will read about...✓ What Was the Cold War?✓ The Origins of the Cold War✓ World War II and the Beginning of the Cold War✓ The Cold War in the 1950s✓ The Cold War in the 1960s✓ The Cold War in the 1970s✓ The Cold War in the 1980s and the End of the Cold WarBoth interfered in the affairs of other countries to win allies for ...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 November 2019 onward  

The Soviet Nuclear Weapons Program: The History and Legacy of the USSR’s Efforts to Build the Atomic Bomb

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsTens of millions died during World War II as the warring powers raced to create the best fighter planes, tanks, and guns, and eventually that race extended to bombs which carried enough power to destroy civilization itself. While the war raged in Europe and the Pacific, a dream team of Nobel Laureates was working on the Manhattan Project, a program kept so secret that Vice President Harry Truman didn’t know about it until he took the presidency after FDR’s death in April 1945. The Manhattan Project would ultimately yield the “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” bombs that released more than 100 Terajoules of energy at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but weeks earlier, on July 16, 1945, the first detonation...

Genre: History, Russia
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 November 2019 onward  

The Soviet Union during the Brezhnev Era: The History of the USSR Under Leonid Brezhnev

by Charles River Editors

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Genre: History, Russia
Size: 69 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 November 2019 onward  

Stalingrad Battle of the Century: An English Translation

by Vasily Chuikov

Vasily Chuikov offers an authoritative history of the Battle of Stalingrad. After all, he was there. Chuikov's account of the battle was first published in 1962. That book was translated into English and published in the 1965 book, The Battle for Stalingrad. This book, Stalingrad: Battle of the Century, is a translation of Chuikov's 1975 edition, a very different work.There is no doubt that Stalingrad was a turning point in World War II. It was, perhaps, a turning point in human history. Adolf Hitler's psychopathic obsession with conquering the stronghold on the Volga made this an event of more than military significance. Chuikov himself wrote that Stalingrad was 'an objective at which all strategic, tactical, political and aspirational goals coalesced.' Indeed. It was the beginning of the...

Genre: History, Military, Russia
Size: 411 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
93 reviews

Cicada Spring: A Novel

by Christian Galacar

On a warm May evening in the spring of 1979, the people of Heartsridge, Massachusetts, are living the American dream. Families are gathered for barbecues. Kids are playing in front yards. Gardens are being kept. Meanwhile, Kara Price stumbles home through the woods, raped and beaten, her life shattered by a wicked act of violence, perpetrated by one of the town’s most beloved and public figures.

Surrounding Kara is a cast of compelling and nefarious characters—a violent-tempered mayor who can do no wrong in the eyes of the town, a sheriff bound by the rules and plagued by a guilty conscience, a father bent on revenge, a serial killer in the midst of an identity crisis. And at the center of it all there's Kara, who just wants to move on with her life and forget everythin...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Graphic Design, Music, Pop Culture, Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Computing, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Programming, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense, Fiction, Family Saga, Fiction Classics, Gay & Lesbian, Sea Adventures, Short
Size: 368 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

In Search of the Free Individual: The History of the Russian-Soviet Soul (Distinguished Speakers Series)

by Svetlana Alexievich

"I love life in its living form, life that’s found on the street, in human conversations, shouts, and moans." So begins this speech delivered in Russian at Cornell University by Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. In poetic language, Alexievich traces the origins of her deeply affecting blend of journalism, oral history, and creative writing.Cornell Global Perspectives is an imprint of Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. The works examine critical global challenges, often from an interdisciplinary perspective, and are intended for a non-specialist audience. The Distinguished Speaker Series presents edited transcripts of talks delivered at Cornell, both in the original language and in translation....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing
Size: 45 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 November 2019 onward  

Paradox of Ukraine: Ethnic History of Ukrainian Regions

by Sergey Lebedeff

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Genre: History, Russia
Size: 78 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 November 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
8 reviews

Catherine the Great: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Women in History Book 7)

by Hourly History

Catherine the Great* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Catherine the Great is one of the most influential rulers in Russian history. Though born in Prussia, she endeavored to gain the throne of Russia and went on to be the longest-ruling empress in Russian history. She ruled as an enlightened despot, promoting the principles of the European Enlightenment as she sought to modernize her beloved country. She reformed the educational system of Russia, creating a national system that utilized modern educational theory in a co-educational setting. She attracted some of the most brilliant thinkers to her court and engaged their assistance in modernizing the arts and sciences as well as the Russi...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 34 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 October 2019 onward  

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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

The Space Race: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: History, Europe, Russia, World, Nonfiction
Size: 4.45 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 October 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

From War to Peace in the Balkans, the Middle East and Ukraine (Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-Conflict Recovery)

by Daniel Serwer

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Genre: History, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Practical Politics, War & Peace
Size: 145 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 October 2019 onward  

25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries: Reform and Continuity (Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education)

by Jeroen Huisman

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Genre: History, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 482 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 October 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.10 / 5
3 reviews

The History of Russia in 50 Events: (Russian History - Napoleon In Russia - The Crimean War - Russia In World War - The Cold War) (Timeline History in 50 Events Book 3)

by Stephan Weaver

Russia is an assortment of the world’s most beautiful cultures and religions. But how did Russia become home to such a diverse population and tradition that is redolent of so many parts of the world? How much does Russia owe to its spellbinding steppe in respect to its unparalleled history? This book uncovers the mystery behind this and the many other little known facts about Russia.

Inside you will learn about...
✓ The Invasion of the Mongols
✓ The Three False Dmitrys
✓ Napoleons Invasion of Russia
✓ The Crimean War
✓ The Formation of the Soviet Union
✓ The Cold War
And much more!

This eBook discusses 50 thrilling events that were the formative days of the state. It relates both the triumphant and sanguinar...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 77 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Stalin: The Life of Joseph Stalin, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Premier 1922-1953 (One Hour History Books Book 10)

by History by the Hour

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Russia
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
3 reviews

Tsar Nicholas II: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Tsar Nicholas II* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Reigning from 1894 to 1917, Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia. His rule served as the bookends between what were essentially two Russian empires; the one that his forefathers carved out through imperial ambition and the one dictated by the zealous communists of the Soviet Union bent on socialist expansion. Nicholas was by most accounts a conflicted ruler; a man viewed as kind and generous in his mannerisms yet alleged to be greatly disconnected and apathetic toward the subjects he was supposed to rule over. Inside you will read about...✓ Nicholas and the Funeral Bride✓ The Coronation Tragedy✓ Bloody Sunday✓ Nicholas’ R...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, History, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2019 onward  

Wolf Songs (Russian Cross Book 5)

by Alexander Lapin

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Genre: History, Russia
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2019 onward  

History of Armenia: A Brief Review

by Armen Khachikyan

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Genre: History, Russia
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 October 2019 onward  

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