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Russia: Late Soviet Regime (1954-1989)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

Library of Congress Country Profile.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Daniels, Robert V. " Was Communism reformable?" Nation (1/3/00):25-30.

Flaherty, Patrick. "Perestroika radicals: the origins & ideology of the Soviet New Left," Monthly Review 40,4 (9/88):19-33.

Molyneaux, Maxine. "The 'woman question' in the age of Perestroika," New Left Review 183 (9-10/90):23-49.

Rosenberg, Karen. "Movies in the Soviet Union," Nation (11/21/88):526-?.

Sakharov, Andrei D. "How I came to dissent," in Silvers & Epstein (eds.) Anthology: The New York Review of Books (NY, 1993), pp. 113-36.

Singer, Daniel. "Weakness & potentialities of the dissident movement," Monthly Review 31,3 (7-8/79):18-32.

Suokko, Kristin. "The former Soviet Union: a poisonous legacy," in Human Rights Watch/Natural Resources Defense Council, Defending the Earth: Abuses of Human Rights & the Environment (NY, 1992), pp. 89-96.

Weinstein, James. "The god that flailed," In These Times (11/27/95):32-35. Review of major documents & books published since collapse of the Soviet Union.

Wofsy, Leon. "Gorbachev's new thinking & world politics," Monthly Review 40,5 (10/88):18-31.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Andrew, Christopher M.& Oleg Gordievsky. KGB: The Inside Story of its Foreign Operations from Lenin to Gorbachev (NY: HarperCollins, 1990).

Brown, Archie. The Gorbachev Factor (NY: Oxford, 1996).

Campeanu, Pavel. Exit. Toward Post-Stalinism (trans. Michel Vale; Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1990).

Chernyaev, Anatoly. My Six Years with Gorbachev (trans. & ed. Robert English & Elizabeth Tucker; University Park: Pennsylvania State U, 2001).

Cohen, Stephen F. The Soviet Union Since Stalin (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1980).

__________ (ed.) An End to Silence: Uncensored Opinion in the Soviet Union from Roy Medvedev's Underground Magazine Political Diary (NY: Norton, 1982).

__________. Rethinking the Soviet Experience: Politics & History Since 1917 (NY: Oxford, 1985).

__________. Sovieticus: American Perceptions & Soviet Realities (NY: Norton, 1985).

__________ & Katrina vanden Heuvel. Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers (NY, 1989).

Conquest, Robert. Russia After Khruschev (NY: Praeger, 1965).

__________. Power & Policy in the USSR: The Struggle for Stalin's Succession 1945-1960 [1961] (NY: Harper & Row, 1967).

__________ (ed.) The Last Empire: Nationality & the Soviet Future (Stanford: Hoover Institution, 1986).

__________. Tyrants & Typewriters: Communiques from the Struggle for Truth (Lexington MA: Lexington, 1989).

__________. Reflections on a Ravaged Century (NY: Norton, 2000).

Dallis, A. & G.W. Lapidus (eds.) The Soviet System: From Crisis to Collapse (Boulder CO: Westview, 1993).

Daniloff, Nicholas. Two Lives, One Russia (London: Bodley Head, 1989). Soviet secret service.

Dawisha, K. & B. Parrott (eds.) The End of Empire: The Transformation of the USSR in Comparative Perspective (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1994).

Deriabin, Peter. KGB: Masters of the Soviet Union (NY: Hippocrene, 1990).

Deutsch, Robert. The Food Revolution in the Soviet Union & Eastern Europe (Boulder: Westview, 1986).

Deutscher, Isaac. Russia in Transition (rev. ed.; NY: Grove, 1960).

__________. The Unfinished Revolution: Russia, 1917-1967 (NY: Oxford, 1967).

Doder, Dusko. Shadows & Whispers: Power Politics Inside the Kremlin from Brezhnev to Gorbachev

__________. Heretic in the Kremlin (?,?). Biography of Mikhael Gorbachev.

English, Robert D. Russia & the Idea of the West: Gorbachev, Intellectuals, & the End of the Cold War (NY: Columbia, 2001).

Filtzer, Donald A. Soviet Workers & De-Stalinization: The Consolidation of the Modern System of Soviet Production Relations, 1953-1964 (NY: Cambridge, 1992).

__________. The Khruschev Era: De-Stalinization & the Limits of Reform in the USSR, 1953-1964 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1993).

__________. Soviet Workers & the Collapse of Perestroika: The Soviet Labor Process & Gorbachev's Reforms, 1985-1991 (NY: Cambridge, 1994).

Fitzpatrick, Sheila (ed.) Stalinism: New Directions (NY: Routledge, 2000).

Gilligan, Emma. Defending Human Rights in Russia: Sergei Kovalyov, Dissident & Human Rights Commissioner, 1969-2003 (NY: Routledge, 2004).

Gorbachev, Mikhail. Perestroika (NY: Harper & Row, 1987).

Halliday, Fred. Threat from the East? Soviet Policy from Afghanistan & Iran to the Horn of Africa (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982).

Hosking, Geoffrey. The Awakening of the Soviet Union (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1991). Political & social changes of late 1980s.

Humphrey, Caroline. Karl Marx Collective: Economy, Society & Religion in a Siberian Collective Farm (NY: Cambridge, 1983).

Israelyan, Victor. A Soviet Ambassador's Confession (University Park: Pennsylvania State U., 2003).

Kagarlitsky, Boris. The Thinking Reed: Intellectuals & the Soviet State from 1917 to the Present (London: Verso, 1989).

Karklinas, Rasma. Ethnic Relations in the USSR. The Perspective from Below (Winchester, 1986).

__________. The Dissent/Coercion Nexus in the USSR (Urbana: U. Ilinois, 1987).

Kenez, Peter. A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End (NY, 1999).

Kennedy-Pipe, Caroline. Russia & the World, 1917-1998 (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Khrushchev, Sergei N. Nikita Khrushchev & the Creation of a Superpower (University Park: Pennsylvania State U, 2003).

Kotkin, Stephen. Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000 (NY: Oxford, 2001).

____________. Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization (Berkeley : U. of California, 1995)

Kotz, David & Fred Weir. Revolution from Above: The Demise of the Soviet System (NY: Routledge, 1997).

Lampert, Nick & Gabor T. Rittersporn (eds.) Stalinism: Its Nature & Aftermath. Essays in Honor of Moshe Lewin (London, 1992).

Lewin, Moshe. Political Undercurrents in Soviet Economic Debates, from Bukharin to the Modern Reformers (Princeton: Princeton U, 1974).

__________. The Gorbachev Phenomenon: A Historical Interpretation (Berkeley: U. California, 1991).

__________. Stalinism & the Seeds of Soviet Reform: the Debates of the 1960s (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1991).

Laqueur, Walter. The Dream That Failed: Reflections on Soviet Union (NY: Oxford, 1994).

McNeal, Robert H. The Bolshevik Tradition: Lenin, Stalin, Khruschev, Brezhnev (2nd ed.; Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1975).

Medvedev, Roy. Let History Judge: The Origins & Consquences of Stalinism (NY, 1971).

__________. On Socialist Democracy (NY, 1975).

__________. On Soviet Dissent (NY, 1980).

__________. Khruschev (London, 1982).

__________. Time of Change: An Insider's View of Russia's Transformation (NY, 1989).

Narkiewicz, Olga A. Marxism & the Reality of Power, 1919-1980 (London, 1981).

Navarro, Vicente. Social Security & Medicine in the USSR: A Marxist Critique (Lexington MA: Lexington, 1977).

Nenarokov, Albert P. Russia in the 20th Century: The View of a Soviet Historian (NY, 1968).

Olcott, Martha B. with Lubomyr Haida & Anthony Olcott (eds.) The Soviet Multinational State: Readings & Documents (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1990).

Roeder, Philip G. Red Sunset: The Failure of Soviet Politics (Princeton: Princeton U, 1993).

Richmond, Yale. Cultural Exchange and the Cold War: Raising the Iron Curtain (University Park PA: Penn State U. 2003).

Sapir, Jacques. The Soviet Military System (Cambridge MA: Basil Blackwell, 1991).

Shlapentokh, Vladimir. A Normal Totalitarian Society: How the Soviet Union Functioned & How It Collapsed (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2001).

Sudoplatov, Pavel & Anatoli Sudoplatov with Jerrold L. & Leona P. Schecter. Special Tasks: The Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness, a Soviet Spymaster (Boston: Little, Brown, 1994).

Suny, Ronald Grigor. The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, & the Successor States (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Taubman, William; Sergei Khrushchev & Abbott Gleason (eds.) Nikita Khrushchev (New Haven: Yale, 2001).

Urban, Michael. An Algebra of Soviet Power: Elite Circulation in the Belorussian Republic, 1966-1986 (Cambridge: Cambridge U., 1989).

Voslensky, M.S. Nomenklatura: Anatomy of the Soviet Ruling Class (London: Bodley Head, 1984).

Weinberg, Robert. Stalin's Forgotten Zion. Birobidzan & the Making of Soviet Jewish Homeland. An Illustrated History, 1928-1996 (Berkeley, 1998).

Weiner, Douglas R. Models of Nature: Ecology, Conservation & Cultural Revolution in Soviet Russia (Bloomington, 1988).

__________. A Little Corner of Freedom. Russian Nature Protection from Stalin to Gorbachev (Berkeley: U. California, 1999).

In the Library: Fiction

Aksyonov, Vassily. The Burn (NY: Aventura, 1985). Moscow in the 60's.

__________. The Winter's Hero (NY: Random House, 1996). Russia in the 50's.

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