Download Physicists: Epoch and Personalities (History of Modern by Feinberg Hsiai PDF

By Feinberg Hsiai

The booklet is a suite of memoirs on well-known Soviet physicists of the twentieth century, equivalent to Tamm, Vavilov, Sakharov, Landau and others. The memoirs have been initially written in Russian through E L Feinberg. The narrative is located inside a remarkably well-described ancient, cultural and social context. Of designated curiosity are the chapters dedicated to Soviet and German atomic tasks.

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Download Honey for the Bears by Anthony Burgess PDF

By Anthony Burgess

A sharply written satire, Honey for the Bears sends an unassuming antiques broker, Paul Hussey, to Russia to do one ultimate deal at the black industry as a desire for a lifeless friend's spouse. Even at the ship's voyage throughout, the Russian sensibility starts to pervade: plenty of secrets and techniques and plenty of vodka. while his American spouse is affected by a painful rash and he's interrogated at his resort by means of Soviet brokers who recognize that he's attempting to promote trendy artificial attire to the hundreds starved for style, his precarious internal stability is thrown off for stable. extra drink follows, discoveries of his wife's illicit affair with one other lady, and his personal submerged sexual emotions come breaking in the course of the floor, effervescent up in Russian champagne and caviar.

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Download Black Earth: A Journey Through Russia After the Fall by Andrew Meier PDF

By Andrew Meier

"That Black Earth is a unprecedented paintings is, for an individual who has identified Russia, past question."-George Kennan

"A compassionate glimpse into the extremes the place the recent Russia meets the old," writes Robert Legvold (Foreign Affairs) approximately Andrew Meier's mesmerizing new paintings. travelling throughout a resurgent and seemingly unfastened land, Meier has produced a virtuosic mixture of nuanced historical past, lyric travelogue, and unflinching reportage. all through, Meier captures the country's current limbo-a land wealthy in strength yet close to unbelievable again into tyranny-in an account that's via turns heartrending and celebratory, comedian and terrifying. A 2003 ny Public Library booklet to recollect. "Black Earth is the easiest research of post-Soviet Russia for the reason that David Remnick's Resurrection. Andrew Meier is a really penetrating eyewitness."-Robert Conquest, writer of The nice Terror; "If President Bush have been to learn purely the chapters relating to Chechnya in Meier's Black Earth, he might achieve a useful schooling approximately Putin's Russia."-Zbigniew Brzezinski "Even after the autumn of Communism, such a lot American reporting on Russia usually is going no additional than who's in and who's out within the Kremlin and the enterprise oligarchy. Andrew Meier's Russia reaches a long way past . . . this Russia is one the place, as Meier says, background has a troublesome time hiding. Readers couldn't simply discover a livelier or extra insightful guide."-Adam Hochschild, writer of King Leopold's Ghost and The Unquiet Ghost: Russians be mindful Stalin "From the unnecessary conflict in Chechnya to the wild, exhilarating, and dispiriting East and the increase of Vladimir Putin, the previous KGB officer-it's all right here in nice element, written within the layers the tale merits, with perception, ardour, and actual affection."-Michael Specter, employees author, The New Yorker; co-chief, The manhattan Times Moscow Bureau, 1995-98. "[Meier's] wisdom of the rustic and his abiding love for its humans sticks out on each web page of this book....But it really is his linguistic fluency, specifically, which permits Mr. Meier to dig so deeply into Russia's black earth."-The Economist  "A remarkable travelogue that depicts the Russian humans all over again attempting to construct a brand new lifestyles with no rather altering their outdated one."-William Taubman, The long island Times publication Review.

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Download The Struggle for Form: Perspectives on Polish Avant-Garde by Kamila Kuc PDF

By Kamila Kuc

This is the 1st accomplished English-language account of the Polish avant-garde movie, from its beginnings within the early a long time of the final century to the cave in of communism in 1989. Taking a huge figuring out of avant-garde movie, this assortment comprises writings at the pioneering paintings of the internationally-acclaimed Franciszka and Stefan Themerson; the Polish Futurists' (Jalu Kurek, Anatol Stern) engagement with movie; the Thaw and animation (Jan Lenica and Walerian Borowczyk, Andrzej Pawlowski, Zbigniew Rybczynski); documentary (Natalia Brzozowska, Kazimierz Karabasz, Wojciech Wiszniewski), Polish émigré filmmakers (Roman Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej Zulawski) in addition to essays and documentation at the hugely influential movie shape Workshop (Józef Robakowski, Ryszard Wasko, Wojciech Bruszewski). together with a mixture of old writings from early movie magazines with commissioned essays, this booklet constitutes an enormous resource at the wealthy, advanced and various background of the Polish movie avant-garde, that is offered from the viewpoint of either British (A. L. Rees, Jonathan Owen, Michael O'Pray) and varnish (Marcin Gizycki, Ryszard Kluszczynski, Kamila Kuc) gurus at the topic. This ebook is therefore an integral creation to the theories and practices of severely very important avant-garde artists and filmmakers.

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Download Beyond Perestroika: Axiology and the New Russian by Gary G. Gallopin PDF

By Gary G. Gallopin

This e-book investigates speedy societal switch in Russia through the early Nineteen Nineties. the tale of the anthropologist (author) and the folks he studied finds cultural similarities and changes among them. Russians and Latvians taught the writer concerning the Soviet Union, its humans, and its cultures. Formal axiology offers a singular approach to entry their altering values. Hartman Institute Axiology reports (HIAS) is a scholarly undertaking of the R.S. Hartman Institute, that's dedicated to the research, improvement, and alertness of the formal axiology initiated through Robert S. Hartman. the price Inquiry e-book sequence (VIBS) is a world scholarly software, based in 1992 by way of Robert Ginsberg, that publishes philosophical books in all parts of price inquiry, together with social and political notion, ethics, utilized philosophy, aesthetics, feminism, pragmatism, personalism, non secular values, scientific and well-being values, values in schooling, values in technological know-how and expertise, humanistic psychology, cognitive technological know-how, formal axiology, heritage of philosophy, post-communist inspiration, peace conception, legislation and society, and conception of tradition.

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Download Two Captains by Veniamin Kaverin PDF

By Veniamin Kaverin

Captains is the main well known novel of the Russian author Veniamin Kaverin. The plot spans from 1912 to 1944. For greater than part a century the ebook has been enjoyed through young ones and adults alike. the unconventional has gone through greater than a hundred printings, together with translations into different languages. in accordance with its tale, performs were staged and an opera has been written. The plot of the publication additionally grew to become the foundation of 2 video clips of an identical name in 1955 and 1976. In 1995 in Pskov, the house city of the writer, a monument was once erected to the characters of the ebook and a "Two Captains" museum was once opened. the genuine prototype for Captain Tatarinov was once Lieutenant Georgii Brusilov, who in 1912 geared up a privately funded day trip looking a west-to-east Northern sea direction. The steamship "St. Anna," in particular equipped for the excursion, left Petersburg on 28 July 1912. close to the beaches of Yamal peninsula it was once seized via ice and carried within the ice flow to the north of the Kara Sea. The day trip survived tough winters. Of the 14 those that left the stranded steamship in 1914, basically made it to at least one of the islands of Frants-Joseph Land and have been noticed and brought aboard "St. Foka", the send of the day trip of G. Y. Sedov. The send log that they had stored with them contained an important of the medical information, after the research of which Sedov's day trip chanced on the formerly unknown island within the Kara Sea, Vize Island. the last word destiny of "St.Anna" and its ultimate workforce remains to be unknown. Veniamin Kaverin (1902-1989) wrote novels, brief tales, fairy stories, memoirs, and biographies. within the early Twenties, Veniamin Kaverin was once a member of experimental literary staff "Serapionovi bratya". In 1946 his novel Captains turned the winner of the USSR kingdom Literature Award.

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Download Borders of Socialism: Private Spheres of Soviet Russia by Lewis H. Siegelbaum PDF

By Lewis H. Siegelbaum

Providing an leading edge and tough lens to appreciate Soviet socialism, this interesting booklet argues that during Russia the kinfolk among tradition and kingdom, artwork and existence, commodity and trash, usually diverged from commonly used Western ecu or American models of modernity. The essays exhibit how private and non-private overlapped and formed one another, growing new views on contributors and society within the Soviet Union.

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