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The Stalin Period
a.) General

Read, C. (ed) The Stalin Years: A Reader

Boobbyer, Philip (ed) The Stalin Era: selected documents

Mawdsley, E. The Stalin Years: The Soviet Union 1929-1953 (2nd ed)

Shukman, H. (ed) Redefining Stalinism

Medvedev, R & Zh. The Unknown Stalin

McDermott, Kevin Stalin: Revolutionary in an Era of War

Service, R Stalin

Davies, S & Harris, J Stalin: A New History

Volkogonov, D. Stalin: Triumph and Tragedy

McNeal, R. Stalin

Avtorkhanov, A. Stalin and the Soviet Communist

Party. Munich 1969

Rigby, T.H. Communist Party Membership in the

USSR 1917-67 1968

Erickson, J. The Soviet high command 1918-41

Kochan, L. (ed) The Jews in Soviet Russia since


Fainsod, M. Smolensk under Soviet rule

Conquest, R. Inside Stalin's Secret Police

Deutscher, I. Stalin

Tucker, R. Stalin as Revolutionary 1879-1929

Rigby, T.H. Stalin

Ulam, A. Stalin

Fitzpatrick, S. Stalinism: New Directions Tucker, R. (ed) 'Stalinism'

Fitzpatrick, S. 'Stalin and the making of a new

élite 1928-1939', Slavic Review,

vol 38, no. 3, pp 377-402

Abramsky, C. (ed) Essays in Honour of E.H. Carr

Laue, T.H. von 'Stalin in Focus' Slavic Review

vol 42, no. 3

Watson, D. Molotov and Soviet Government

Watson, D. ‘STO (The Council of Labour and

Defence) in the 1930s’ Europe-Asia Studies vol. 50, no.7, November 1998, pp.1203-1228.

Cohen, S. Re-Thinking the Soviet Experience

Rees, E.A. (ed) The Nature of Stalin’s

Dictatorship: The Politburo 1924-1953

Brandenberger, David National Bolshevism: Stalinist Mass

Culture and the Formation of Modern Russian National Identity 1931-56

Baron, Nick Soviet Karelia: Politics, Planning and Terror in Stalin's Russia

Shearer, David R. Policing Stalin’s Socialism: Repression and Social Order in thr Soviet Union 1924-1953

Khlevniuk, Oleg Master of the House:Stalin and his Inner Circle

Gregory, P & Naimark, N The Lost Politburo Transcripts: From Collective Rule to Stalin’s Dictatorship

Gregory, Paul Terror by Quota: State Security from Lenin to Stalin (An Archival Study)

Gregory, Paul The Political Economy of Stalinism: Evidence from the Soviet Secret Archives

Ilic, M Stalin’s Terror Revisited

Litvin, A.L. et al Stalinism:Russian and Western Views at the Turn of the Millenium

McCauley, M Stalin and Stalinism

Hoffmann, D.L. ed. Stalinism: the essential readings
b.) Collectivisation and Industrialisation

Viola, L. Peasant Rebels under Stalin

Buckley, Mary ‘Was Rural Stakhanovism a

Movement?’, Europe-Asia Studies vol. 51 No. 2 March 1999, pp.299-314

Buckley, Mary ‘The Untold Story of Obshchestevennitsa in the 1930s’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.48 no.4 June 1996 pp.569-587

Baum, A.T. Komsomol Participation in the

Soviet First Five Year Plan

Tucker, R. Stalin in Power 1928-1941:

Revolution from Above

Davies, R.W.; The Economic Transformation of

Harrison, M; the Soviet Union 1913-1945

Wheatcroft, S. (eds.)

Kershaw, I. Stalinism and Nazism

Bullock, A. Hitler - Stalin: Parallel Lives

Overy, R The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany,

Stalin’s Russia

Ward, C. Stalin's Russia

Fitzpatrick, S. Stalin Peasants

Debate on Collectivisation (H. Hunter & L. Viola), Slavic Review, vol 47, No. 2, pp 203-26

Koenker, D. & Bachman, R. Revelations from the Russian

Archives (1997 Lib of Congress)

Siegelbaum, L.H. (ed) Making Workers Soviet: Class and identity

Rosenberg, W & Social Dimensions of Soviet

Siegelbaum, L. Industrialization

Nove, A. (ed.) The Stalin Phenomenon

Kotkin, S. Magnetic mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization

Hoffman, D. Peasant Metropolis: Social Identities in Moscow 1929-41

Yekelchyk, S. ‘The Making of a “Proletarian Capital”: Patterns of Stalinist Social Policy in Kiev in the mid-1930s’ Europe-Asia Studies Vol.50, no.7, November 1998 pp.1229-1244

c.) 1930s Politics and the Purges

McLoughlin, Barry & Stalin’s Terror: High Politics

McDermott, Kevin (eds) and Mass Repression in the Soviet Union

Nordlander, David ‘Origins of a Gulag Capital: Magadan and Stalinist Control in the Early 1930s’ Slavic Review 57 (1998)

Chuev, F.I. (ed.) Molotov Remembers

Medvedev R & Zh The Unknown Stalin

Ward, C. (ed.) The Stalin Dictatorship

(a reader)

Conquest, R. The Great Terror

Trotsky, L. The Revolution Betrayed

Daniels, R.V. The Conscience of the Revolution

Katkov, G. The Trial of Bukharin

Getty, J.A. & Stalin's Terror:New Perspectives

Manning, R.

Alexopoulos, Golfo Stalin’s Outcasts: Aliens, Citizens and the Soviet State 1926-1936

Payne, Matthew Stalin’s rairoads: the Turksib and the Building of Socialism

Nicolaevsky, B. Power and the Soviet Elite (includes "Letter of an Old Bolshevik")

Medvedeev, R. Let History Judge

Medvedeev, R. Nikolai Bukharin:the Last Years

Getty, J. Arch Origins of the Great Purge

Schroder, H.H., Debate over Getty's views in

Tucker, R.J. Slavic Review 43, p 544-6 (+

Rosenfeldt, N. other articles in the debate - see crisis references in this article)

Conquest, R. Harvest of Sorrow

Davies, R.W. & Wheatcroft, S, The Years of Hunger;

Soviet Agriculture, 1931-33

Conquest, R. The Nation Killers

Applebaum, Anne Gulag: a History of the Soviet Concentration Camps

Khlevniuk, O The History of the Gulag from Collectivization to the Great Terror

Jansen, Marc Stalin’s Loyal Executioner: People’s Commissar Nikolai Ezhov 1895-1940

Montefiore, Simon Sebag Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar

**Priestland, D. Stalinism and the Politics of Mobilization: Ideas, Power, and Terror in Inter-war Russia (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).

**Brandenberger, D. Propaganda State in Crisis. Soviet Ideology, Indoctrination, and Terror under Stalin,1927-1941 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001).
Siegelbaum, L. (ed) Stalinism as a Way of Life: A Narrative in Documents

Siegelbaum, L. Stakhanovism and the Politics of Productivity in the USSR 1935-41

Filtzer, D. Soviet Workers and Stalinist Industrialisation

Hughes, J. ‘Patrimonialism and the Soviet System: The Case of S.I.Syrtsov’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.48 no.4 June 1996 pp.551-568

Wheatcroft, S. 'New light on the extent of Stalin's Purges' Soviet Studies, Jan or April 1990

Thurston, R.W. 'The Soviet Family during the Great Terror 1935-41' Soviet

Studies, vol 43, No 3, pp 553-74

Davies, S. Popular Opinion in Stalin’s Russia: Terror, Propaganda and Dissent 1934-41

Davies S. Stalin :Reputations

Orlov, A. The Secret History of Stalin’s Crimes

Rossi, J. The Gulag Handbook

Ammende, E. Human Life in Russia

Thurston, R. Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia

Getty,J.A. & Naumov,O. The Road to Terror: Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks

Knight, A. Stalin’s First Lieutenant[Beria]

Benvenuti, Francesco ‘The “Reform” of the NKVD, 1934’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no. 6, September, 1997 pp.1037-1056

Fitzpatrick, S. Everyday Stalinism

Andreev-Khomiakov, G. Bitter Waters: Life and Work in Stalin’s Russia

La Police Politique en Union Soviètique 1918-53 Special

issue of Cahiers du Monde Russe 42 (2-4)includes several

important articles in English by Nick Baron, James

Harris, David Nordlander et al. (accessible at or Google journal title)

New Fabian Research Bureau Twelve Studies in Soviet Russia

Serge, Victor Russia Twenty Years After

Wheatcroft, S. ‘Victims of Stalin and the Soviet Secret Police: The Comparability and Reliability of the Archive Data – Not the Last Word’, Europe-Asia Studies vol. 51 No. 2 March 1998, pp.315-344.

Keep, J. ‘Wheatcroft and Stalin’s Victims: Comments’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.51. no.6 1999, pp.1089-1092.

Conquest, R. ‘Comment on Wheatcroft’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.51 no.8, 1999, pp.1979-1484

S.G.Wheatcroft ‘The Scale and Nature of Repression and its Demographic Significance: On Comments by Keep and Conquest’ Europe-Asia Studies vol.52 no.6 September 2000 pp.1143-1160.

Melanie Ilic ‘The Great Terror in Leningrad: A Quantitative Analysis’ Europe-Asia Studies Vol.52 no.8, 2000 pp.1515-1534

Harrison,M.& Davies R.W. ‘The Soviet Military-Economic Effort during the Second Five-year Plan (1933-1937)’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no.3 May 1997 pp.369-408

Harrison, M Guns and Rubles: the Defense Industry in the Stalinist State

Goldman, W, Women at the Gates: Gender and Industry in Stalin’s Russia

Hellbeck, Jochen Revolution on my Mind: Writing a Diary under Stalin

Kelly, Catriona Comrade Pavlik: the Rise and Fall of a Soviet Boy Hero

Merridale, Catherine ‘The 1937 Census and nthe Limits of Stalinist Rule’ Historical Journal 39 (1996)

Goldman, Wendy Z. Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin: The Social Dynamics of Repression

Priestland, David Stalinism and the Politics of Mobilization: Ideas, Power and Terror in Inter-War Russia

Figes, O The Whisperers

Kuromiya, Hiroaki The Voices of the Dead: Stalin’s Great Terror

Getty, A & Naumov, O Yezhov: The Rise of Stalin’s Iron Fist

Frierson, C & Vilensky, S Children of the Gulag (Annals of Communism)

Halfin, I Terror in my Soul: Communist Autobiographies on Trial

d.)World War II

Overy, Richard Russia’s War

Glantz, D. & When Titans Clashed: How the

House, J. Red Army Stopped Hitler

Werth, A. Russia at War 1941-45

Murphy, David E. What Stalin Knew: the Enigma of Barbarossa

Clark, A. Barbarossa - The Russian German conflict 1941-45

Salisbury, H.E. The Siege of Leningrad (also called The 900 Days)

Beevor, Antony Stalingrad

Geoffrey Roberts Victory at Stalingrad (Longman 2002)

Erickson, J. The Road to Berlin

Beevor, Antony Berlin (Allen Lane 2001)

Dobroszycki, Lucja & Gurock, Jeffrey The Holocaust in the Soviet Union (Armonk NY 1993)

Harrison, M. Soviet Planning for War and Peace

Samuelson, Lennart Plans for Stalin’s War Machine: Tukhachevskii and Military-Economic Planning 1925-44

Andreev, C. Vlasov and the Russian Liberation


Barber, J. & The Soviet Home Front

Harrison, M

Berkhoff, Karel C. Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule

Linz, S. (ed) The Impact of the Second World War on the Soviet Union

Garrard, J and C World War 2 and the Soviet People

Thurston, R and Bonwetsch, B The People’s War: responses to World War II in the Soviet Union

Harrison, M. Accounting for War: Soviet

Production, Employment and the

Defence Burden

Shukman H. (ed.) Stalin’s Generals

Bialer, S. Stalin and His Generals

Axell, Albert (ed) Stalin’s War Through the Eyes of His Commanders

War and Diplomacy in the Making of the Grand Alliance: Documents from Stalin

Nisbet, R. Roosevelt and Stalin: The Failed Courtship

Holloway, D. Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy 1939-56

Biddiscombe Perry ‘Unternehmen Zeppelin: The Deployment of SS Saboteurs and Spies in the Soviet Union 1942-5’ Europe-Asia Studies vol.52 no.6 Sept 2000 pp.1115-1142

Tumarkin, Nina The Living and the Dead: The Rise and Fall of the Cult of World War II in Russia (1994)

Merridale, Catherine Ivan’s War

Weiner, Amir Making sense of War: the Second World War and the Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution

Stites, Richard (ed) Culture and Entertainment in Wartime Russia (1995)

Kirschenbaum, Lisa ‘Local Loyalties and Private Life in Soviet World War II Propaganda’ Slavic Review 59 (4) 2000 825-47

Peris, Daniel ‘God is Now on Our Side:the Religious Revival on Unoccupied Soviet Territory during World War II’ Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 1 1 (2000) 97-118

Roberts, Geoffrey Stalin’s Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-53

**Roberts, Geoffrey Stalin’s General: Georgii Zhukov (2011)

Cienciala, A; Lebedeva, N.S. & Materski, W Katyn: a Crime Without Punishment (Annals of Communism)

Chodakiewicz, M Between Nazis and Soviets: Occupation Politics in Poland 1939-1947

Post-war period

Keep, J. Last of the Empires

Hahn, Werner Post War Soviet Politics:the Fall of Zhdanov and the Defeat of Moderation 1946-1953

McCagg, W.O. Stalin Embattled 1943-1948

Dunmore, T. Soviet Politics 1945-53

Fitzpatrick, S. 'Postwar Soviet Society 1945-53 in S. Linz Impact of World War II on the Soviet Union

Filtzer, D. ‘The Standard of Living of Soviet Industrial Workers in the Immediate Postwar Period, 1945-1948’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.51, no.6 September 1999, pp. 1013-1038

Gorlizki, Yoram ‘Stalin’s Cabinet: The politburo and Decision Making in the Post-war Years’ Europe-Asia Studies vol.53 no.2 March 2001-07-31

Gorlizki, Y and Khlevniuk O. Cold Peace: Stalin and the Ruling Circle, 1945-1953

Apor, B et al. (eds) The Leader Cult in Communist Dictatorships: Stalin and the Eastern Bloc

Brandenberger, David ‘Stalin, the Leningrad Affair and the Limits of Postwar Russocentrism, Russian Review 63 (2004) 241-55

Tolz, Vera ‘Cultural Bosses as Patrons and Clients: the Functioning of the Soviet Creative Unions in the Postwar Period’ Contemporary European History 11, 1 (2002)87-105

Kojevnikov, Alexei ‘Rituals of Stalinist Culture at Work: Science and the Games of Intraparty Democracy circa 1948’ Russian Review 57 (1998)

Chumachenko, Tatiana A Church and State in Soviet Russia: Russian Orthodoxy from World War Two to the Khrushchev Years (Armonk NY 2002)

Craig, C & Radchenko, S The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War
Everyday’ life, identity and the self in Soviet Russia
**Boym, S.Common Places. Mythologies of Everyday Life in Russia (Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1994.
**Clements, B.E. Friedman, R. and Healey, D. eds Russian Masculinities in History and Culture.(Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002).
**Fitzpatrick, S. Tear Off the Masks! Identity and Imposture in twentieth-century Russia (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005).
**Gorsuch, A.E. Youth in Revolutionary Russia: Enthusiasts, Bohemians, Delinquents (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000).
**Grant, B. In the Soviet House of Culture. A Century of Perestroikas (Princeton: Princeton University Press,1995).
**Halfin I. Red Autobiographies: Initiating the Bolshevik Self (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011).
**Halfin, I (ed) Intimate Enemies. Demonizing the Bolshevik Opposition,1918-1928 (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 2007).
**Halfin, I. ed. Language and Revolution. Making Modern Political Identities (London, Frank Cass, 2002).
**Halfin, I. From Darkness to Light: Class, Consciousness and Salvation in Revolutionary Russia (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000).
**Halfin, I. Stalinist Confessions. Messianism and Terror at the Leningrad Communist University (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009).
**Healy, D. Bolshevik Sexual Forensics. Diagnosing Disorder in the Clinic and Courtroom, 1917-1939 (Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2009).
**Healy, D. Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia. The Regulation of Sexual and Gender Dissent (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001).
**Hellbeck, J. ‘Working, Struggling, Becoming: Stalin-Era Autobiographical Texts’ in Language and Revolution. Making Modern Political identities Halfin I. ed. (London: Frank Class, 2002), pp. 135-159.
**Hellbeck, J.Revolution on My Mind: Writing a Diary Under Stalin (Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2006).
**Kelly, C. Refining Russia: Advice Literature, Polite Culture, and Gender from Catherine to Yeltsin (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).

**Kharkhordin, O. ‘Reveal and Dissimulate: A Genealogy of Private Life in Soviet Russia,’ in: Weintraub J. Kumar, & K. eds. Public and Private in Thought and Practice, Perspectives on a Grand Dichotomy (Chicago, 1997), pp. 333-363.

**Kharkhordin, O. The Collective and the Individual in Russia. A Study of Practices (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999).
**Pinnow, K. Lost to the Collective: Suicide and the Promise of Soviet Socialism, 1921-1929 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010).
**Suny, R.G. ‘Thinking About Feelings. Affective Dispositions and Emotional Ties in Imperial Russia and the Ottoman Empire’, in: Steinberg M. and Sobol, V. eds.Interpreting Emotions in Russia and Eastern Europe, (Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2011), pp. 102-127.
**Transchel, K. Under the Influence. Working-Class Drinking, Temperance, and Cultural Revolution in Russia 1895-1932 (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006).
**Volkov, V. ‘The Concept of Kul’turnost’: Notes on the Stalinist Civilizing Process’, in Stalinism: New Directions S. Fitzpatrick, ed. (London: Routledge, 2000), pp.117-141.
**Fitzpatrick, S. ‘Sources on the Social History of the 1930s. Overview and Critique,’ in A Researcher’s Guide to Sources on Soviet Social History in the 1930s Fitzpatrick S.and Viola, L. eds. (New York: M.E. Sharpe 1992).

Social and Cultural History of Stalin era
**Cassidy, J.A. The Enemy on Trial: Early Soviet Courts on Stage and Screen (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2000).

**Goldman, W.Z. Women at the Gates. Gender and Industry in Stalin’s Russia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

**Goldman, W.Z. Women, The State and Revolution. Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995).
**Konecny, P. Builders and Deserters, Students, State, and Community in Leningrad, 1917-1941 (Montreal: McGill-Queen's Press, 1999).
**Kuromiya, H. Stalin’s Industrial Revolution. Politics and Workers, 1928-1932 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
**Lewin, M. ‘Concluding Remarks’, in Making Workers Soviet. Power, Class, and Identity pp. 376-389.
**Morrissey, S.K. Suicide and the Body Politic in Imperial Russia (Cambridge: Cambridge University press, 2006).
**Neumann, M. The Communist Youth League and the Transformation of the Soviet Union, 1917-1932 (London: Routledge, 2011).
**Siegelbaum L. and Sokolov A. (eds.), Stalinism as a Way of Life (New York, 2000).
**Siegelbaum L.H. and Suny, R.G. ‘Class Backwards? In Search of the Soviet Working Class’, in Making Workers Soviet. Power, Class, and Identity pp. 1-26.
**Siegelbaum L.H. and Suny, R.G. ‘Conceptualizing the Command Economy. Western Historians on Soviet Industrialization’, in: Social Dimensions of Soviet Industrialization pp. 1-14.
**Siegelbaum L.H. Stakhanovism and The Politics of Productivity in the USSR, 1935-1941 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988).
**Siegelbaum, L. ed. Borders of Socialism.Private Spheres of Soviet Russia (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006),
**Straus K.M., Factory and Community in Stalin’s Russia. The Making of an Industrial Working Class(Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997), p. 140.
Khrushchev and Brezhnev
Leonhard, W. The Kremlin since Stalin

Nove, A. Stalinism and After

Ilic, M & Smith, J Soviet State and Society under Nikita Khrushchev

Cohen, S. (et al) The Soviet Union Since Stalin

Taubman, W.(et al.eds) Nikita Khrushchev

McCauley, M. Krushchev and Krushchevism

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Kaser, M. of Krushchev

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Kelley, D.R. Soviet Politics in the Brezhnev Era

Dornberg, J. Brezhnev: the Masks of Power

McCauley, M. (ed) The Soviet Union after Brezhnev

Michael Ellman ‘The Road from Il’ich to Il’ich: The Life and Times of Anastas Mikoyan’ (review) Slavic Review vol.60 no.1 pp140-150

Colton, T.J. Communism, Commanders, Civilian Authority

Solomon, S.G. Pluralism in the Soviet Union

Medvedev, Z.L. Andropov

Colton, T.J. The Dilemma of Reform in the Soviet Union

Bacon, Edwin and Sandle Mark (eds) Brezhnev Reconsidered

Kozlov, V. and McClarnand, Elaine (eds) Mass Uprisings in the USSR: Protest and Rebellion in the Post-Stalin Years

Baron, Samuel Bloody Saturday in the Soviet Union: Novocherkassk 1962 (2000)

Boobyer, Philip ‘Truth-telling, Conscience and Dissent in Late Soviet Russia: Evidence from Oral Histories’ European History Quarterly 30 (2000) 557

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Perestroika and Late-Soviet Transition
Brown, A Seven Years that Changed the World

Brown, A. The Gorbachev Factor

Smith, Jeremy The Fall of Soviet Communism

Grachev, Andrei Gorbachev's Gamble: Soviet Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War

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Medvedev, Zh. Gorbachev

Aganbegyan, A. The Challenge: Economics of Perestroika

Gorbachev, M. Perestroika

Gorbachev, M. Memoirs

Ogushi, Atsushi The Demise of the Soviet Communist Party

Cook, Linda The Soviet Social Contract and Why it Failed: Welfare Policies and Workers Politics from Brezhnev to Yeltsin

Sondhi, M.L. Beyond Perestroika

Davies, R.W. Soviet History in the Gorbachev Revolution

Lewin, M. The Gorbachev Phenomenon

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M.Sandle ‘The Final Word: the Draft Party Programme of July/August 1991’ Europe-Asia Studies Nov 1996

Lane, D. ‘The Transformation of Russia: The Role of the Political Elite’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.48 no.4 June 1996 pp.535-550

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Ward, C. Perestroika

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Kapuscinski, R Imperium

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Kagarlitsky, B. The Dialectic of Change

Beissinger, Mark nationalist Mobilisation and the Collapse of the Soviet Union

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Post-Soviet Russia and the Near Abroad

Brown, Archie Contemporary Russian Politics: a Reader

Medvedev, R. Post-Soviet Russia: A Journey Through the Yeltsin Era

Bol’din, V.I. Ten Years That Shook the World

Lovell, Stephen Destination in Doubt: Russia since 1989

Callinicos, A. Revenge of History: Marxism and the East European Revolutions

Kagarlitsky, B. Farewell Perestroika

Laqueur, W. Black Hundred: The Rise of the Extreme Right in Russia

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Suny, R. Revenge of the Past: Nationalism, Revolution and the Collapse of the Soviet Union

Yakovlev, A.N. (Title? DK 274. 1 Y2)

Yeltsin, B. Against the Grain

Yeltsin, B. The View From the Kremlin

Colton, Timothy Yeltsin: A Life

Lowenhardt, J. The Reincarnation of Russia: Struggling with the Legacy of Communism

Brym, Robert. J. ‘Re-evaluating Mass Support for Political and Economic Change in Russia’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.48 no.5 July 1996 pp.751-766

‘Ten Years After 1989: What Have We Learned?’ Special Issue, Slavic Review No.4, Winter, 1999.

Urban, M. ‘Remythologising the Russian State’, Europe-Asia Studies vol. 50 No. 6 September 1998, pp. 969-992

Tolz, V. ‘Forging the Nation: national identity and Nation-Building in Postcommunist Russia’ Europe-Asia Studies vol. 50 No. 6 September 1998, pp.993- 1022

Evans, G. &. ‘The Evolution of Left and Right

Whitefield, S in Post-Soviet Russia’, Europe-Asia Studies vol. 50 No. 6 September 1998, pp.1023-1042

Alexander, J. ‘Uncertain Conditions in the Russian Transition: The Popular Drive Towards Stability in a “Stateless” Environment’, Europe-Asia Studies vol. 50 No. 3, May 1998, pp.415-444

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Ferguson, Rob ‘Will Democracy Strike Back? Workers and Politics in the Kuzbass’ Europe-Asia Studies vol. 50 No.3, May 1998, pp.445-468

Frisby, Tanya ‘The Rise of Organised Crime in Russia: Its Roots and Social Significance’, Europe-Asia Studies vol. 50 No.1, January 1998, pp.27-50

Shulman, S. ‘Cultures in Competition: Ukrainian Foreign Policy and the “Cultural Threat” from Abroad’, Europe-Asia Studies vol. 50 No.2, March 1998, pp.287-304

Clarke, S,& Donova,I. ‘Internal Mobility and Labour Market Flexibility in Russia’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.51.No.2, March,1999, pp.213-244

Flikke, G. ‘Patriotic Left-Centrism: The Zigzags of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation’ Europe-Asia Studies vol. 51 No. 2 March 1999, pp.275-298

Volkov, Vadim ‘Violent Entrepreneurship on Post-Communist Russia’ Europe-Asia Studies vol.51, no. 5, July 1999, pp. 741-754

Slider, Darrell ‘Pskov under the LDPR: Elections and Dysfunctional Federalism in One Region’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.51 no.5, July 1999, pp 755-768

Gel’man, Vladimir, ‘Regime Transition, Uncertainty and Prospects for Democratisation: The Politics of Russia’s Regions in Comparative Perspective’ Europe-Asia Studies vol.51 no. 6, September 1999, pp. 939-956

Schroder, Hans-Henning ‘El’tsin and the Oligarchs: The Role of Financial Groups in Russian Politics Between 1993 and July 1998’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.51, No.6 1999, pp. 957-988

Hanson, P. ‘Russia’s Economic Crisis and the Future of Economic Reform’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.51 no.7 November 1999, pp.1141-1166

Shlapentokh, V. ‘Social Inequality in Post-communist Russia: The Attitudes of the Political Elite and the Masses (1991-1998)’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.51, no.7, November 1999, pp.1167-1182

Markowitz, F ‘Not Nationalists: Russian Teenagers’ Soulful A-politics’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.51, no.7, November 1999, pp. 1183-1198

Golosov,G.V. ‘From Adygeya to Yaroslavl: Factors of Party Development in the Regions of Russia, 1995-1998’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.51 no.8, December 1999, pp. 1333-1368

Matsuzato, Kimitaka ‘Local Elites Under Transition: County and City Politics in Russia 1985-1996’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.51, no.8, 1999, pp.1367-1400

Kryshtanovskaya, O. ‘From Soviet Nomenklatura to

& White,S. Russian Elite’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.48 no.5, July 1996, pp.711-734

Rivera, Sharon W. ‘Elites in Post-communist Russia: A Changing of the Guard?’ Europe-Asia Studies vol.52, no.3 May 2000 pp.413-432

Tikhomirov, V. ‘The Second Collapse of the Soviet Economy: Myths and Realities of the Russian Reform’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.52, no.2, March 2000, pp.207-236

Wilson, A. ‘The Ukrainian Left: In Transition to Social Democracy or Still in Thrall to the USSR?’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no.7, November, 1997 pp.1293-1316

White, S (et al) ‘Parties and Voters in the 1995 Russian Duma Election’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no.5, July 1997, pp.767-798

Rose, R (et al) ‘Understanding Multi-Party Choice: The 1995 Duma Election’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no.5, July 1997 pp.799-824

Fish, M.Steven ‘The Predicament of Russian Liberalism: Evidence from the December 1995 Parliamentary Elections’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no.2 March 1997 pp.191-220

Shlapentokh, V. ‘Bonjour, Stagnation: Russia’s Next Years’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no. 5, July 1997, pp.865-882

Hanson, P. ‘Samara: A Preliminary Profile of a Russian Region and its Adaptation to the Market’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no.3 May 1997 pp.407-430

Dyker, D.A. ‘Learning the Game - Technological Factors of Economic Transformation’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no.3 May 1997 pp.445-462

Kaser, M. ‘Securing the Market System after Transition’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no.3 May 1997 pp.463-468

Laird, Roy D. ‘Kolkhozy: The Russian Achilles Heel: Failed Agrarian Reform’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no.3 May 1997 pp.469-478

Ellmann, M ‘The Collapse of the Soviet

& Kontorovich,V. System and the Memoir Literature’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no.2 March 1997 pp.259-280

Cohen, Stephen Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of post-Communist


Reddaway, Peter and The Tragedy of Russia’s reforms:

Glinskii, Dmitrii Marketing Bolshevism against Democracy.

Gustafson, Thane Capitalism Russian-Style

Clarke, Simon The Formation of a Labour Market in Russia

Sperling, Valerie Organizing Women in Contemporary Russia: Engendering Transition

Lukin, Alexander Political Culture of the Russian ‘Democrats’

White, Anne ‘Social Change in Provincial Russia: The Intelligentsia in a Raion centre’ Europe-Asia Studies vol.52 no.4 June 2000 677-694

Duhamel, Luc ‘Justice and Politics in Moscow 1983-1986: The Ambartsumyan Case’ Europe-Asia Studies vol.52 no.7 2000 1307-29

Rose, Richard, ‘Voting in a Floating-Party System:

Munro, Neil and the 1999 Duma Election’

White, Stephen Europe-Asia Studies vol.53 no.3 May 2001 pp.419-444

Sakwa, Richard ‘El’tsin as a political Phenomenon: A Review Article’ Europe-Asia Studies vol.53 no.3 May 2001 pp.507-512

Kotkin, Steven Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse 1970-2000

Varese, Federico The Russian Mafia

Mau, V. and Starodubskaia, I. (eds) The Challenge of Revolution: Contemporary Russia in Historical Perspective

Shevtsova, Lilia Putin’s Russia

Hoffman, David The Oligarchs

Service, Robert Russia: Experiment with a People

Hobson, Charlotte Black Earth City: A Year in the Heart of Russia

Freeland, Chrystia Sale of the Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution

Wertsch, James V. Voices of Collective Remembering

Seely, Robert Russo-Chechen Conflict: A Deadly Embrace

Gall, Carlotta Chechnya:Calamity in the Caucasus

Aldis, A.C. The Second Chechen War

Politkovskaia, Anna A Dirty War: A Russian reporter in Chechnya

Sakwa, Richard Putin: Russia’s Choice

Bacon, Edward & Securitising Russia: The

Renz,Bettina with Domestic Politics of Putin

Julian Cooper

Kanet, Roger E.(ed) Russia: Re-emerging Great Power

Tolz, Vera Russia: Inventing the Nation

Tolz, Vera ‘Conflicting “Homeland Myths” and Nation-State Building in Postcommunist Russia’ Slavic Review 57 (1998) 267-94

Hale, Henry E. Why Not Parties in Russia: Democracy, Federalism and the State

Marsh, Rosalind Literature, History and Identity in Post-Soviet Russia, 1991-2006

Shevtsova, Lilya Russia – Lost in Transition: The Yeltsin and Putin Legacies

Politkovskaya, Anna A Russian Diary

(A.Tait trans & ed)

Rumer, Eugene; Central Asia: Views from Washington,

Trenin, Dmitri & Moscow and Beijing

Huasheng Zhao

Clarke, Simon The Development of Capitalism in Russia

Sakwa, Richard Putin: Russia’s Choice

Morrison, Claudio A Russian Factory Enters the Market Economy

Ambrosio, T Authoritarian Backlash: Russian Resistance to democratization in the Former Soviet Union

Kotz, D.M. & Weir, F Russia’s path from Gorbachev to Putin: the Demise of the Soviet System

Wegren, S.K. Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioural Responses

White, S (ed) Politics and the Ruling Group in Putin’s Russia

Niedermaier, A.K. Countdown to War in Georgia: Russia’s Foreign Policy and Media Coverage of the Conflict

Hughes, James Chechnya: from nationalism to jihad

Seierstad, A The Angel of Grozny: inside Chechnya

Grant, B Caucasus Paradigms

Zurcher, C The Post-Soviet Wars: rebellion, ethnic conflict and nationhood in the Caucasus

Rumer, E et al Central Asia: views from Washington, Moscow and Beijing

Yurchak, A Everything was Forever until it was No More: the last Soviet Generation

Coppieters, B & Legvold, R (eds) Statehood and Security: Georgia after the Rose Revolution

Rosen, R Georgia: a Sovereign Country of the Caucasus

Wilson, A Ukraine’s Orange Revolution

German, T Russia’s Chechen War

Yekelchyk, S Europe’s Last Frontier?: Belarus,

Moldova and Ukraine between Russia

and the European Union

Jack, A Inside Putin’s Russia


In addition to the books mentioned above your

attention is drawn to the following specialised

and thematic works.

A Social and Economic History

Davies, R. W. (et al) The Economic Transformation

of the Soviet Union 1914-41

Lane, D. Politics and society in the Soviet Union

Kelly, Catriona Children’s World: Growing up in Russia 1890-1991

Rosslyn, Wendy & Tosi, Women in Russian Culture and

Alessandra (eds) Society, 1700-1825

Macauley, A. 'The Woman Question in the USSR - review article', Slavic Review, vol 38, no 2, pp 290-293

Davies, R.W. The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia(vols1&2 collectivisation)

Davies R.W. The Soviet Economy in Turmoil 1929-1930

Davies, R.W. Crisis and Progress in the Soviet Economy 1931-3

Atkinson, D. (et al) Women in Russia

Churchward, L. The Soviet Intelligentsia

Lapidus, G. Women in Soviet Society

Solomon, S.G. The Soviet Agrarian Debate

Bater, J.H. The Soviet City

Davies, R.W. Soviet Economic Development from Lenin to Khrushchev

Mau, V. ‘The Road to Perestroika: Economics in the USSR and the Problems of Reforming the Soviet Economic Order’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.48 no.2, March 1996 pp.207-224

Articles on women and Bolshevism 1517-1730, Russian History,vol iii, no. 2, pp 123-153, 237-244

Dunmore, T. The Soviet Command Economy (1945-53)

Barber, J and Harrison, M The Soviet Defence Industry Complex from Stalin to Khrushchev

Lapidus, G. Women, Work and the Family in the Soviet Union

Kerblay, B. Modern Russian Society

Humphry, Caroline The Karl Marx Collective

Pilkington, Hilary Russia’s Youth and its Culture: a Nation’s Constructors and Constructed (1994)

Fitzpatrick, Sheila and Slezkine, Yuri In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War (Princeton 2000)

Buckley, M. Women and Ideology in the Soviet Union

Goldman, W. Women, the State and Revolution:

Soviet Family Policy and Social

Life 1917-36

Marsh, R. (ed.) Women in Russia and the Ukraine

Ilic, M. ‘Women Workers in the Soviet Mining Industry: A Case-study of Labour Protection’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.48, no.8, December 1996 pp.1387-1402

Brown, Kate ‘Gridded Lives: Why Kazakhstan and Montana Are Nearly the Same Place’ American Historical Review vol.106 no.1 Feb. 2001

Edmondson, Linda (ed) Gender in Russian History and Culture

Chatterjee, Choi Celebrating Women: Gender, Festival Culture and Bolshevik Ideology 1910-1939

Ilic, M. (ed) Women in the Stalin Era

Boym, Svetlana Common Places: Mythologies of Everyday Life in Russia (1994)
B Foreign Policy and Comintern since 1917
Kennedy-Pipe, C. Russia and the World 1917-1991

Ulam, A. Expansion and Coexistence

Uldrichs, T. Diplomacy and Ideology

Edmonds, R. Soviet Foreign Policy 1962-73

Shulman, M.D. Stalin's Foreign Policy Re-appraised

LaPorte, Norman, Morgan, Bolshevism, Stalinism and the

Kevin & Worley, Matthew Comintern: Perspectives on Stalinization 1917-53

Rees, Tim and Thorpe, Andrew (eds) International Communism and the Communist International 1919-43

Thorpe, Andrew The British Communist Party and Moscow 1920-43

Mastny, V. Russia's Road to the Cold War

Yergin, D. The Shattered Peace

Deutscher, I. Russia, China and the West

Large, J.A. 'The Origin of Soviet Collective Security Police, 1930-32' Soviet Studies, vol XXX no. 2, p 212-236

Michael Jabara Carley ‘Episodes from the Early Cold War: Franco-Soviet Relations, 1917-1927’ Europe-Asia Studies vol.52 no.7 2000 pp.1275-1305

Roberts, Geoffrey Unholy Alliance: Stalin’s Pact with Hitler (1989)

Gorodetsky, Gabriel Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia

Carley Michael Jabara 1939: The Alliance That Never Was and the Coming of World War II

Uldricks, Teddy J ‘The Icebreaker Controversy: Did Stalin Plan to Attack Hitler?’ Slavic Review No3, Fall 1999 pp.626-643

Resis, Albert ‘The Fall of Litvinov: Harbinger of the German-Soviet Non-aggression Pact’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.52, no.1 2000, pp.33-56

Watson, D. ‘Molotov’s Apprenticeship in Foreign Policy: The Triple Alliance Negotiations in 1939’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.52, no.4, June 2000 pp.695-722

Bialer, S. (ed) The Domestic Context of Soviet Foreign Policy

Nogee, J. & Soviet Foreign Policy since

Donaldson, R.H. World War II

Carr, E.H. The Twilight of Comintern 1930-35

McCauley, M. Origins of the Cold War

Roberts, Geoffrey The Soviet Union in World politics 1945-91

Holloway, D. The Soviet Union & the Arms Race

Steele, J. World Power and Soviet Foreign Policy under Brezhnev & Andropov

Donaldson, R. The Soviet Union in the Third World: Successes and failures

Cockburn, A. The Threat: Inside the Soviet Military Machine

Kaplan, S.S. Diplomacy of Power: the Soviet Armed Forces as a political Instrument

Taubman, W. Stalin's American Policy

Thomas, H. Armed Truce

Carlton, D. The Cold War Debated

Halliday, F. Threat from the East?

Kennedy-Pipe, C. Stalin’s Cold War

Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman and the Surrender of Japan

Dimitrov, Vesselin Stalin's Cold War: Soviet Foreign Policy, Democracy and Communism in Bulgaria 1941-8

Walker, M. A History of the Cold War

Zubok, V. & Inside the Kremlin’s Cold War:

Pleshakov, C From Stalin to Khrushchev

Bertram, C. Prospects of Soviet Power in the 1980s

Gorodetsky, G. Soviet Foreign Policy 1917-1991: a Retrospective

Mastny, V. The Cold War and Soviet Insecurity: The Stalin Years

Zubok,V.M. (A Failed Empire): the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev

Fursenko, Aleksandr and Naftali, Timothy ‘One Hell of a Gamble: the Secret History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Sorin, A.and Between Past and Future: The

Tismaneanu V. (eds) Revolutions of 1989 and their Aftermath

Kalashnikov, Mikhail The Gun That Changed the World

with Elena Joly

Ginor I & Remez, G Foxbats over Dimona: The Soviet’s Nuclear gamble in the Six-day war

Kuhrt, N Russian policy towards China and Japan: The El’tsin and Putin Periods

Kanet, Roger E. (ed) Russia: Emerging Great Power

Gower, J & Timmins, G Russia and Europe in the Twenty-First Century

Lo, Bobo Axis of Convenience: Moscow, Beijing and the New Geopolitics

Nygren, B The Rebuilding of Greater Russia: Putin’s Foreign Policy towards the CIS Countries

Ferguson, J.P. Japanese-Russian Relations 1907-2007

Legvold, R (ed) Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century and the Shadow of the Past

C Political Theory
Marx, K. & Selected Works (many editions)

Engels, F.

Lenin, V.I. Selected Works (3 volumes)

Lenin, V.I. What is to be Done?(see especially)

Lenin, V.I. Imperialism:The Highest Stage of Capitalism

Lenin, V.I. The State and Revolution

Bukharin, N. & The ABC of Communism

Preobrazhenski, E.

Luxemburg, R. The Russian Revolution and Leninism or Marxism Ann Arbor 1968

Stalin, J. The Essential Stalin (ed H. Bruce Franklin, N.Y. 1973)

Stalin, J.V. Problems of Leninism

Trotsky, L. The Stalin School of Falsification (see especially)

Trotsky, L. The Revolution Betrayed (1937)

Trotsky, L. The Real Situation in Russia (1928)

Trotsky, L. Culture and Socialism

Trotsky, L. The New Course

Trotsky, L. My Life: an Attempt at Autobiography

Zhdanov, A. On Literature, Music and Philosophy

Medvedeev, R & Zh N.S. Krushchev:The Secret Speech

Brezhnev, L. Socialism, Democracy and Human Rights

White, James D. Karl Marx and the intellectual origins of dialectical materialism.

Harding, N. Lenin's Political Thought (2 vols)

Leonhard, W. Three Faces of Marxism

Marcuse, H. Soviet Marxism N.Y. 1958

Sandle, M. A Short History of Soviet Socialism

Thatcher, I. ‘Trotsky Studies After the Crash: A Brief Note’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.48 no.3 May 1996 pp.481-486

Gooding, John Socialism in Russia: Lenin and his Legacy 1890-1991

van Ree, E The Political Thought of Joseph Stalin: A Study in 20th Century Revolutionary patriotism

D Cultural and Religious Life in Russia Since 1900
Figes, O. Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia

Berlin, Isaiah (ed Henry Hardy) The Soviet Mind: Russian Culture under Communism

Kagarlitsky, B. The Thinking Reed: Intellectuals and the Soviet State from 1917 to the Present

Leyda, J. Kino: A History of Russian and Soviet Film N.Y. 1960

Schnitzer, L. Cinema in Revolution

Gray, Camilla The Great Experiment:Russian Art 1863-1932 (paperback edition entitled The Russian Experiment in Art 1863-1937)

Trotsky, L. Literature and Revolution

Günther, H. The Culture of the Stalin Period

Kemp-Welch, A. Stalin and the Literary Intelligentsia

Peris, Daniel Storming the Heavens: The League of Militant Godless

Brooks, Jeffrey Thank You, Comrade Stalin! Soviet Public Culture from the Revolution to the Cold War

Lovell, Stephen The Russian Reading Revolution: Print Culture in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras

Corley, F. Religion in the Soviet Union: an archival reader

Hoffman, David L. Stalinist Values: The Cultural Norms of Soviet Modernity

Kevin M.F. Platt and Epic Revisionism: Russian

David Brandenberger,eds History and Literature as Stalinist Propaganda

Dobrenko, E The Landscape of Stalinism: the Art and Ideology Soviet Space

Bonnell, Victoria Iconography of Power: Soviet Political Posters under Lenin and Stalin

Hollein, Max Dream Factory Communism: The Visual Culture of the Stalin Era

Kline, G. Religious and anti-religious thought in Russia

Simon, G. Church State and Opposition in the Soviet Union

Curtiss, J.S. Church and State in Russia 1917-1941

Zatko, J.J. Descent into Darkness: the Destruction of the Roman Catholic Church in Russia, 1917-23

Edelman, Robert Serious Fun: A History of Spectator Sport in the USSR

Riordan, J. Sport in Soviet Society

Read, C. Religion, Revolution and the Russian Intelligentsia 1900-1912

Read, C Culture and Power in Revolutionary Russia: the Intelligentsia and the Transition from Tsarism to Communism

Williams, R.C. Artists in Revolution: Portraits of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1905-1925

Fitzpatrick, S. The Cultural Front: Power and Culture in Revolutionary Russia

Fitzpatrick, S. (ed) Cultural Revolution in Russia 1928-1931

Shatz, M. Soviet Dissent in Historical Perspective

Solzhenitsyn, A. The Oak and the Calf

Dunn, Dennis, J. Religion and Modernisation in the Soviet Union

Frankel, E.R. Novy Mir (History of a Soviet intellectual monthly journal)

Matthews, M. Education in the Soviet Union: Politics and Institutions since Stalin

Medvedev, Z. Soviet Science

Lubrano, L. & The Social Context of Soviet

Solomon, s.G. Science

Krementsov, Nikolai Soviet Science (1997)

Krementsov, Nikolai The Cure: A Story of Cancer and Politics from the Cold War (2002)

Luria, A. The Making of Mind: A personal account of Soviet Psychology

Miller, Martin Freud and the Bolsheviks

Weiner, Douglas A Little Corner of Freedom: Russian Nature Protection from Stalin to Gorbachev

Weiner, Douglas Models of Ecology: Ecology, Conservation and Cultural Revolution in Soviet Russia

Turchin, V. The Inertia of Fear & the Scientific World View

Sakharov, A. Memoirs

Stites, R. Revolutionary Dreams

Pontuso, J.F. Solzhenitsyn’s Political Thought

Liebich, A. From the Other Shore: Russian Social Democracy After 1921

Rosenberg, W. (ed) Bolshevik Visions 2 vols

Shlapentokh, V. Soviet Intellectuals and Politics: the Post-Stalin Era

Morgan, W.John Communists in Education and Culture 1848-1948

Merridale, Catherine Night of Stone: Death and Memory in Russia

Kenez, Peter Cinema and Soviet Society: From the Revolution to the Death of Stalin

Hoffmann D & Kotsonis, Y (eds) Russian Modernity: Politics, Knowledge, Practices

Heretz, Leonid Russia on the Eve of Modernity: Popular Religion and Traditional Culture under the Last Tsars

Rollberg, P Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema

Graham, L & Kantor J-M Naming Infinity: a true Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity

Dumas, A; Rosenthal, N; Tokareva, I & Maximenko, G

From Russia: French and Russian master Paintings 1870-1925 from Moscow and St Petersburg

Kivelson, V.A. & Neuberger, J Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture

Ruane, Christine The Empire’s New Clothes: The History of the Russian Fashion Industry

Clark, Katerina et al Soviet Culture and Power: a history in documents, 1917-53

Dobrenko, E Political Economy of Socialist Realism

E Broad Appraisals
Cohen, S. Re-Thinking the Soviet Experience

Sakharov, A. My Country and the World

Medvedev, R. On Socialist Democracy

Deutscher, I. The Unfinished Revolution

Moore, B. Terror and Progress in the USSR

Niiseki, K. The Soviet Union in Transition

Tilly, C. European Revolutions 1432-1992

Steele, J. Eternal Russia

Suny, R. Revenge of the Past

Yakovlev, A.N. The Fate of Marxism in Russia

Lavigne, Marie ‘The Political Economy of Socialism: What is Left?’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no.3 May 1997 pp.479-488

Harrison, M. ‘Stalinism in Post-communist Perspective’, Europe-Asia Studies vol.49, no.3 May 1997 pp.499-502

Thatcher, Ian Alec Nove on Communist and Postcommunist Countries

Cliff, Tony State Capitalism in Russia

Hollander, Paul Political Will and Personal Beliefs: The Decline and Fall of Russian Communism

Haynes, Mike Russia: Class and Power 1917-2000

Marks, Steven How Russia Shaped the Modern World: From Art to Antisemitism (Princeton 2003)

Strayer, Robert ‘Decolonization, Democratization and Communist Reform: the Soviet Collapse in Comparative Perspective’ Journal of World History 12 (2) 2001 380

Smith, S.A. Revolution and the People in Russia and China: A Comparative History

Kowalski, Ronald European Communism 1848-1991

Daniels, Robert V. The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia
C. Read July 2010
History of Russia since 1881

Suggested Short Essay Titles


1. How helpful is the term ‘backwardness’ in analysing late-nineteenth-century Russia?
2. Why did so many intellectuals in late-nineteenth-century Russia join revolutionary movements?
3. Were peasants becoming richer or poorer between 1881 and 1900?
4. ‘With respect to industrialisation, Russia faced not only obstacles, but possessed significant advantages.’ Discuss this comment on the period from 1881 to 1900.
5. Assess the effect of the October Manifesto in the 1905 revolution.
6. To what extent were Russian workers motivated by revolutionary impulses in the early twentieth century?
7. To what extent could Stolypin be said to have undermined the autocracy rather than consolidated it?
8. How successful was the autocracy in re-establishing its authority between 1905 and 1914?
9. How far was Russia responsible for the outbreak of the First World War?


1. Assess the role of the moderate socialist parties (S.R.s and Mensheviks) in the revolution of 1917?
2. To what extent did workers and peasants share similar political and social aspirations in 1917?
3. ‘The real struggle in the period from 1918 to 1921 was between the Bolsheviks and the popular movement rather than between the Bolsheviks and the Whites.’ Discuss.
4. ‘The revolts of 1920 and 1921 show that Lenin’s government was deeply unpopular’. Discuss.
5. ‘Lenin expected to establish democracy in Russia after the October revolution. Instead, circumstances drove him to establish a dictatorship.’ Discuss.
6. To what extent could the 1920s be considered the ‘golden age’ of Soviet Russia?

  1. Assess the role of either Trotsky or Bukharin in Soviet politics up to 1929.

2. How far did Stalin maintain control over the ‘Second Revolution’ of 1928-32?

3. How far were Stalin’s internal policies from 1928 to 1938 inspired by revolutionary ideals?
4. Assess the impact of the Great Terror of 1936-8.
5. ‘Soviet victory over Nazi Germany owes more to the efforts of the Russian people than to those of their government.’ Discuss.
6. ‘The onset of the Cold War took Stalin by surprise.’ Discuss.
7. ‘One need only look closely at inter-allied relations during the war to see that the subsequent onset of cold war was practically inevitable.’ Discuss.


1. Assess Khrushchev’s credentials as a reformer of the Soviet system.
2. To what extent could the Brezhnev regime be said to have destalinised without noticing?
3.To what extent did the policies of the Brezhnev era begin the process of collapse in the Soviet Union?
4. Assess the view that Gorbachev was swept away by events he had unwittingly unleashed.
5. ‘A powerful wrecker but a weak constructor.’ Assess this view of Yeltsin’s role in national politics?
6. Who should be more favourably remembered, Gorbachev or Yeltsin?
7. What, if anything, has the Russian population gained from the collapse of communism?

  1. Why has the Chechen problem become so intractable?

10. Does Putin have any policies for the reconstruction of Russia?

Alternative titles available on request.


July 2010


Documents for Seminars 2 to 11

Seminar 2 1905 49

Seminar 3 The 1917 revolution 50

Seminar 4 NEP 53

Seminar 5 The Great Turn 60

Seminar 6 The Purges 77

Seminar 7 World War 2 89

Seminar 8 Cold War 108

Seminar 9 De-Stalinization 115

Seminar 10 Gorbachev and After 121

Seminar 11 The Break-up of USSR 126

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