Download e-book for kindle: Bitter Choices: Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest by Michael Khodarkovsky

By Michael Khodarkovsky

Russia's try to consolidate its authority within the North Caucasus has exerted a negative fee on either side because the mid-nineteenth century. Michael Khodarkovsky's ebook tells the tale of a unmarried guy with a number of allegiances and offers a concise and compelling background of the mountainous area among the Black and Caspian seas. After forays starting within the overdue 1500s, Russia tenuously conquered the peoples of the area within the 1850s; the crusade was once outlined through a cruelty on either side that validated a development repeated in our personal time, fairly in Chechnya.

At the guts of Khodarkovsky's sweeping account is Semën Atarshchikov (1807-1845). His father used to be a Chechen translator within the Russian military, and Atarshchikov grew up with roots in either Russian and Chechen cultures. His facility with neighborhood languages earned him speedy merchandising within the Russian military. Atarshchikov loved the arrogance of his superiors, but he observed the violence that the Russians inflicted at the local inhabitants and used to be torn among his tasks as a Russian officer and his affinity with the highlanders. two times he abandoned the military to hitch the highlanders in raids opposed to his former colleagues. in any case he used to be betrayed via a compatriot who sought to achieve desire with the Russians by means of killing the notorious Atarshchikov.

Khodarkovsky areas Atarshchikov's lifestyles in a wealthy context: we examine greatly concerning the region's geography, its peoples, their heritage, and their conflicts with either the Russians and each other. Khodarkovsky finds disputes one of the Russian commanders and the regulations they recommended; a few argued for humane methods yet consistently misplaced out to those that most popular extra violent capability. Like Hadji Murat-the hero of Tolstoy's final nice work-Atarshchikov moved backward and forward among Russian and native allegiances; his biography is the tale of the North Caucasus, one as appropriate this day as within the 19th century

Show description

Read Online or Download Bitter Choices: Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus PDF

Best russian history books

Download e-book for kindle: KGB: Death and Rebirth by Martin Ebon

It was once legitimate. In 1991, months after an abortive coup in August, the KGB was once said useless. yet was once it relatively? In KGB: dying and Rebirth, Martin Ebon, a author lengthy engaged within the research of international affairs, keeps that the infamous mystery police/espionage association is alive and good.

Get Ethnic Cleansing in the USSR, 1937-1949 (Contributions to PDF

Among 1937 and 1949, Joseph Stalin deported greater than million humans of thirteen nationalities from their homelands to distant parts of the U. S. S. R. His regime perfected the crime of ethnic detoxing as an accessory to its defense coverage in the course of these many years. established upon fabric lately published from Soviet records, this learn describes the mass deportation of those minorities, their stipulations in exile, and their eventual unencumber.

New PDF release: Eliten im Vielvölkerreich: Imperiale Biographien in Russland

Die Eliten in Russland und Österreich-Ungarn hatten „imperiale Biographien“: Ihre Karrieren, Lebensläufe und Selbstbilder waren unauflöslich mit dem Imperium verbunden. Der Band fragt nach dem Einfluss dieser mobilen Akteure auf den fundamentalen Wandel der Monarchien im langen 19. Jahrhundert.

Download e-book for kindle: Freedom Flight: A True Account of the Cold War's Greatest by Frank Iszak

There has been something THEY COULDN’T reside with no: FREEDOM. at the wet afternoon of Friday, July thirteen, 1956, seven determined adolescents boarded a dual engine DC-3 within the People’s Republic of Hungary, with the purpose of diverting it to West Germany. they'd no guns, no map, and no notion no matter if the airplane carried adequate gas to get them there.

Additional resources for Bitter Choices: Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus

Example text

Download PDF sample

Bitter Choices: Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus by Michael Khodarkovsky

by Steven

Rated 4.27 of 5 – based on 42 votes