Category «Russian History»

Download e-book for kindle: A Ride to Khiva by Frederick Burnaby,Peter Hopkirk

By Frederick Burnaby,Peter Hopkirk

within the iciness of 1875, a tender British officer set out throughout crucial Asia on an unofficial project to enquire the most recent mystery Russian strikes within the nice video game. His target was once the mysterious caravan urban of Khiva, closed to all ecu tourists through the Russians following their seizure of it years prior. His target used to be to find even if, as many British strategists feared, this distant and hazardous oasis used to be approximately for use as a springboard for an invasion of India.

Captain Frederick Burnaby was once already anything of a legend. For a commence he was once reputed to be the most powerful guy within the British military, status six-foot-four and weighting over 2 hundred kilos. He additionally spoke no fewer than seven languages, together with Russian and Turkish, and possessed a so much full of life and colourful prose style.

Unknown to his superiors, who could have forbidden the enterprise, he rode for over one thousand miles throughout steppe and desolate tract, suffering via blizzards and snowdrifts, to arrive forbidden Khiva. Burnaby was once ordered domestic via an alarmed govt and there he instantly sat down and wrote this best-selling account of his adventures.

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Charge! Hurrah! Hurrah!: A Life of Cardigan of Balaclava: by Donald Thomas PDF

By Donald Thomas

For James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, prime the sunshine Brigade at Balaclava used to be yet one incident in a lifetime of sensation and notoriety. Donald Thomas’s biography, initially released in 1977, and in keeping with new fabric whilst initially released, indicates this such a lot arguable Victorian opposed to a landscape of regimental intrigue and aristocratic luxury.


Dismissed from the military for ‘revolting’ behavior, Cardigan acquired the command of the 11th Hussars (the ‘Cherry Bums’) for £40,000 many years later. Regimental rivalries resulted in the ‘Black Bottle’ scandal of 1840 and to a duel during which he shot a brother officer. Charged with tried homicide, Cardigan used to be the one Victorian peer to be attempted by way of the home of Lords. still, his seductions of different men’s better halves rivalled his regimental misdemeanours in press experiences. He used to be jeered int he streets, hissed on the theatre and burnt in effigy.


It took the honour and the folly of Balaclava to show ‘this plague-spot of the British military’ into ‘the preferred soldier in England’. Greeted all over the place via cheering crowds, their new hero fought duels and libel activities opposed to those that denied his bravery sooner than the Russian weapons.


For all his misbehaviour, Cardigan continues to be warm-blooded, beneficiant, impulsive and brave, in addition to obstinate, proud and infrequently ridiculous. Hated via various males, and cherished through many girls, his elopement with the attractive Adeline Horsey de Horsey was once a triumph of his outdated age.

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Download PDF by Karel C. Berkhoff: Motherland in Danger

By Karel C. Berkhoff

Berkhoff addresses probably the most missed questions dealing with historians of the second one global conflict: how did the Soviet management promote the crusade opposed to the Germans to humans at the domestic entrance? Motherland at risk takes us contained in the Stalinist country to witness, up shut, how the Soviet media reflected—and distorted—every element of the war.

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Marcel De Haas's Russian Security and Air Power, 1992-2002 (Soviet (Russian) PDF

By Marcel De Haas

This new booklet analyzes the safety coverage of the Russian Federation, internally in addition to externally, on all degrees of approach.


It describes army and political decision-making from Moscow's grand technique to using a unmarried fighter airplane in Chechnya. during this research, Russia's air forces are used as a version for all providers of the armed forces.

The Chechen conflicts and NATO's defense coverage were dominant elements within the improvement of Russia's safeguard coverage in the course of the interval 1992-2002. using air energy within the Chechen conflicts is used the following as a case research for trying out political and military-strategic targets. in regards to NATO's safeguard coverage, this learn exhibits that the eastward growth of this alliance, in addition to its use of strength in Bosnia and Kosovo, have prompted a rise in anti-Western developments in Russian safeguard thinking.

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Download e-book for kindle: Russian Exploration, from Siberia to Space: A History by Brian Bonhomme

By Brian Bonhomme

within the heritage of geographical discovery and exploration, a well known forged of ecu characters and occasions takes middle degree. whereas the significance of achievements through Columbus, Cortés, Magellan, cook dinner, Lewis and Clark, and Neil Armstrong continues to be unassailable, the participation of Russia within the eu period of exploration, conquest, growth, and colonization merits equivalent attention.
This examine offers a story survey and demanding research of a wealthy yet ignored culture of geographical exploration by means of Russians and others in Russian carrier when you consider that 1580. Following Russian pioneers throughout Siberia, Alaska, Brazil, Hawaii and the Pacific, crucial Asia, Australasia, the Arctic and Antarctic, and into area, this paintings establishes Russia within the historical past of worldwide exploration and connects the Russian adventure of exploration to Russian nationwide id previous and present.

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Verteidigung Leo Trotzkis: Zweite, erweiterte Auflage - download pdf or read online

By David North,Andreas Rietmann,Wolfgang Weber,Andrea Rietmann

Leo Trotzki (1879 –1940) gehört zu den größten und am meisten umstrittenen Persönlichkeiten in der Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Während seines Lebens struggle er das Ziel einer bösartigen Kampagne von Lügen und Verleumdungen durch das stalinistische Regime in der Sowjetunion, die in der Ermordung des Verbannten revolutionären Führers ihren Höhepunkt fand. 70 Jahre nach dem Mord an Trotzki finden längst ausgeräumte stalinistische Verzerrungen und Fälschungen der historischen Tatsachen ihren Weg in die akademische Literatur dieser Tage. In dieser umfassenden examine und Widerlegung von drei kürzlich veröffentlichten Biografien Leo Trotzkis durch die bekannten britischen Historiker Robert carrier, Ian Thatcher und Geoffrey Swain wirft David North beunruhigende Fragen über den Zustand der zeitgenössischen historischen Wissenschaft auf.

Die vorliegende zweite Auflage ist um drei Vorträge des Autors erweitert, die sich unter anderem mit der besonderen Bedeutung der Analysen Leo Trotzkis zu den Ursachen der deutschen Katastrophe von 1933 befassen. Außerdem ist im Anhang die Unterstützung dokumentiert, die dieses Buch bei namhaften Historikern in den united states, Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz gefunden hat.

"Der Aufsatz von David North ist eine eindrucksvolle Arbeit – ausführlich, peinlich genau, intestine dargelegt und verheerend in seiner Kritik. Er hat dem historischen Vermächtnis Trotzkis einen großen Dienst erwiesen."
Professor Baruch Knei-Paz ist Autor von "The Social and Political considered Leon Trotsky"

"Die große Leistung besteht darin, dass David North bei allem Engagement dennoch sachlich und objektiv argumentiert. Ich conflict erstaunt über die Genauigkeit und die Fülle an faktischen information, womit er Autoren wie Robert provider Verdrehungen, Verleumdungen und Fälschungen nachweist und in diesem Zuge gleichzeitig ein Bild vom Leben und Werk Leo Trotzkis vor den Augen des Lesers entstehen lässt, das eher der geschichtlichen Wahrheit entspricht."
Professor Hermann Weber, Mannheim, ist der Nestor der deutschen Stalinismus- und DDR-Forschung

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New PDF release: Het einde van de rode mens (Dutch Edition)

By Svetlana Alexijevitsj

Een hartverscheurend epos over leven en lot na de Sovjet-Unie. Meer dan twintig jaar geleden viel de Sovjet-Unie uit elkaar, ontdekten de Russen de wereld, en ontdekte de wereld de Russen. Even leek een romance in de maak, maar de liefde was once snel voorbij. Terwijl males in het Westen nog steeds Gorbatsjov idealiseert en in het Oosten Poetin het begrip 'democratie' wel erg ruim interpreteert, grijpen vele voormalige Sovjetburgers, ook jongeren, vol nostalgie terug naar de socialistische staatsmannen van weleer. Onderzoeksjournaliste Svetlana Alexijevitsj laat honderden getuigen aan het woord over hun leven tijdens en na de Sovjet-Unie: goede mensen en minder goede mensen; schuldigen en slachtoffers; aanhangers van de perestrojka en hardleerse stalinisten. Met een opmerkelijke openheid vertellen zij hoe de omwenteling van 1991 hun levensloop beïnvloedde, hoe hun wereldbeeld veranderde, hoe ze op zoek moesten naar een nieuwe identiteit. Het einde van de Rode mens ontbloot de ziel van een getraumatiseerd, verdeeld volk. Ook zij zijn Europa.

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New PDF release: Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance

By Paul L. Gavrilyuk

Georges Florovsky is the mastermind of a 'return to the Church Fathers' in twentieth-century Orthodox theology. His theological vision-the neopatristic synthesis-became the most paradigm of Orthodox theology and the golden commonplace of jap Orthodox identification within the West. concentrating on Florovsky's ecu interval (1920-1948), this examine analyses how Florovsky's evolving interpretation of Russian non secular notion, rather Vladimir Solovyov and Sergius Bulgakov,
informed his method of patristic resources. Paul Gavrilyuk deals a brand new analyzing of Florovsky's neopatristic theology, via heavily contemplating its ontological, epistemological and ecclesiological foundations.
It is usual to distinction Florovsky's neopatristic theology with the 'modernist' non secular philosophies of Pavel Florensky, Sergius Bulgakov, and different representatives of the Russian spiritual Renaissance. Gavrilyuk argues that the normal narrative of twentieth-century Orthodox theology, in response to this polarization, has to be reconsidered. the writer demonstrates Florovsky's severe appropriation of the most subject matters of the Russian non secular Renaissance, together with theological antinomies, the
meaning of historical past, and the character of personhood. The particular gains of Florovsky's neopatristic theology—Christological concentration, 'ecclesial experience', personalism, and 'Christian Hellenism'—are most sensible understood opposed to the heritage of the most problematical of the Renaissance. in particular, it is
shown that Bulgakov's sophiology supplied a polemical subtext for Florovsky's theology of production. it really is argued that using the patristic norm in software to trendy Russian theology represents Florovsky's theological signature.
Drawing on unpublished archival fabric and correspondence, this research sheds new gentle on such points of Florovsky's profession as his family members heritage, his participation within the Eurasian move, his dissertation on Alexander Herzen, his lectures on Vladimir Solovyov, and his involvement in Bulgakov's Brotherhood of St Sophia.

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Get Scattered: The Forced Relocation of Poland’s Ukrainians PDF

By Diana Howansky Reilly

Following international struggle II, the communist govt of Poland forcibly relocated the country's Ukrainian minority through a Soviet-Polish inhabitants trade after which a secretly deliberate motion code-named Operation Vistula. In Scattered, Diana Howansky Reilly recounts those occasions in the course of the stories of 3 siblings stuck up within the clash, in the course of a turbulent interval whilst obligatory resettlement was once a typical political tactic used opposed to nationwide minorities to create homogenous states.

    Born within the Lemko quarter of southeastern Poland, Petro, Melania, and Hania Pyrtej survived global battle II basically to be separated by means of political judgements over which that they had no regulate. Petro relocated together with his spouse to Soviet Ukraine throughout the inhabitants trade of 1944–46, whereas his sisters Melania and Hania have been resettled to western Poland via Operation Vistula in 1947. because the Ukrainian rebel military fought resettlement, the Polish executive in the meantime imprisoned suspected sympathizers in the Jaworzno focus camp. Melania, Reilly's maternal grandmother, finally stumbled on her solution to the U.S. in the course of Poland's interval of liberalization within the 1960s.

    Drawing on oral interviews and archival learn, Reilly tells a desirable, precise tale that gives a bottom-up point of view and illustrates the effect of impressive historic occasions at the lives of normal humans. Tracing the tale to the current, she describes survivors' efforts to obtain repayment for the destruction in their houses and communities.

Silver Medal for international background, self sufficient writer booklet Awards

Finalist, Housatonic ebook Awards

Finalist in background, Foreword Books of the Year

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