Tag Archives: Russia

Book Review: The Russian Civil War

The Russian Civil War, by Evan Mawdsley In many ways, reading this book is sort of like the opposite experience of reading about the experience of the American or Spanish or Finnish Civil Wars, for example. In those latter two … Continue reading

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Book Review: The White Generals

The White Generals:  An Account Of The White Movement And The Russian Civil War, by Richard Luckett Any time we deal with the past there is the question of the inevitability of the past.  In retrospect, we know that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moldova Quo Vadis

Moldova Quo Vadis:  Neutrality And European Integration?  Problems Of Policy, by Igor Talcan This thesis is an interesting one and it looks at the problem of Moldova’s troubled attempts to integrate with Europe over the past thirty years in the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov, by Modest Mussorgsky, performed by Yevgeni Nesterenko, Alexander Ognivtsiev, Elena Obratsova, Vladimir Atlantov, and Yuri Mazurok and the Choir & Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre conducted by Mark Ermier I find it somewhat surprising that this is the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Borderland

Borderland:  A Journey Through The History Of Ukraine, by Anna Reid This book was a fascinating one, but one that is likely to upset a great many people who have a vested interest in the history of Ukraine as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stalin’s Genocides

Stalin’s Genocides, by Norman M. Naimark It is an odd thing to read a small set of personal essays about a subject like Stalin’s genocides.  Indeed, the subject of Stalin’s genocides is a contentious one because of the way that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ukraine

Opposing Viewpoints:  Ukraine, edited by Michael Ruth In reading this book I became quickly aware of how biased I was as a reader.  To be sure, the fact that I have a marked pro-Ukrainian bias as opposed to a pro-Russian … Continue reading

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Boris Gudunov And The Russian Dilemma

For the past few days I have been listening to a Russian opera in my car.  Not being someone who has listened to a lot of operas, and certainly not Russian ones, I have found this particular opera to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sailing From Byzantium

Sailing From Byzantium:  How A Lost Empire Shaped The World, by Colin Wells I don’t know where I became someone who reads a lot of books on Byzantium, but there are a lot of books on that medieval society [1], … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Russian (Rob Tacoma #1)

The Russian (Rob Tacoma #1), by Ben Coes [Note:  This book was received free of charge by St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Having previously reviewed a work by the … Continue reading

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