Autobiography of a Corpse (New York Review Books Classics)

An NYRB Classics Original

Winner of the  2014 PEN Translation Prize

Winner of the 2014 learn Russia Prize

The stakes are wildly excessive in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s terrific and blackly comedian philosophical fables, which abound in nested narratives and wild paradoxes. This new choice of 11 mind-bending and spellbinding stories contains a few of Krzhizhanovsky’s so much miraculous conceits: a provincial journalist who strikes to Moscow reveals his lifestyles fed on by means of the autobiography of his room’s earlier occupant; the arms of a celebrated pianist’s correct hand run away to spend an evening on my own at the urban streets; a man’s lifelong quest to chew his personal elbow conjures up either a highly renowned circus act and a brand new refutation of Kant. usual truth cracks open ahead of our eyes within the pages of Autobiography of a Corpse, and the extreme spills out.

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Knowledge as a Driver of Regional Growth in the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation has a heritage of greater than two decades of transformation to a marketplace economic system, yet to boot to an information society, to appear again on. This examine takes a glance on the wisdom iteration, wisdom transmission and information use contained in the Federation because the early Nineties. in addition, in gentle of the excessive dependence of the Russian financial system at the oil and fuel sectors this examine analyzes the impression wisdom comparable elements have on neighborhood source of revenue new release following thereby towards Schumpeterian development thought. The research combines descriptive with empirical analyses to color an image as targeted as attainable of the Russian wisdom society and its cutting edge strength. ​

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Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus

By Oliver Bullough

The jagged peaks of the Caucasus Mountains have hosted a wealthy historical past of various countries, useful alternate, and relentless battle. yet this present day the sector is better recognized for atrocities in Chechnya and the 2008 warfare among Russia and Georgia.

In Let Our repute Be Great, journalist and Russian professional Oliver Bullough explores the attention-grabbing cultural crossroads of the Caucasus, the place Europe, Asia, and the center East intersect. touring via its historical past, Bullough tracks down the international locations dispersed by way of the region’s final 2 hundred years of brutal struggle. packed with a compelling mixture of archival study and oral historical past, Let Our repute Be Great recounts the tenacious survival of peoples who've been relentlessly invaded and persecuted and but woefully overlooked.

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Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America

By Robert I. Friedman

"In North the USA by myself there at the moment are thirty Russian crime syndicates working in at the very least seventeen U.S. towns, so much particularly big apple, Miami, San Francisco, la, and Denver. The Russians have already pulled off the biggest jewellery heist and assurance Medicare frauds in American historical past, with a internet haul exceeding $1 billion. they've got invaded North America's monetary markets, orchestrating complicated inventory scams, allegedly laundering billions of bucks during the financial institution of recent York, and coolly infiltrating the company and genuine property worlds.

"The Russians did not come right here to benefit from the American dream," long island kingdom tax agent Roger Berger says glumly. "They got here the following to scouse borrow it." -From the advent From an award-winning investigative journalist comes an awesome exposi of Russian geared up crime, its starting to be energy within the usa, and its terrifying implications for the remainder of the realm.

In the prior decade, from Brighton seashore to Moscow, Toronto to Hong Kong, the Russian mob has develop into the world's fastest-growing felony superpower. Trafficking in prostitutes, heroin, and missiles, the mafiya poses a huge probability to international balance and security. The black-market corruption of the Brezhnev period proved the proper breeding floor for geared up crime. starting within the Nineteen Seventies, Soviet ?migr?s--including a number of felons and murderers the USSR used to be chuffed to get rid of--began arriving within the usa and quick proven themselves as a massive felony strength in manhattan, Las Vegas, and somewhere else. however it was once the breakup of the Soviet Union that made the

Russian mob what it really is this day. In a weakened, impoverished Russia, it speedy grew to become the dominant strength. And it has now unfold to each nook of the U.S., infiltrating its banks and brokerage firms--and American legislations enforcement is simply waking as much as this huge, immense challenge. No journalist on the planet is familiar with extra concerning the Russian mob in the USA than Robert Friedman. At nice chance to himself, he has made connections with a couple of most sensible criminals who've long past on list approximately their actions for the 1st time. the results of his discoveries is a revelation: the pink Mafiya is all over the place. The implications--for legislations enforcement, the economic system, overseas coverage, for the yankee humans themselves--are staggering."

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Pnin

By Vladimir Nabokov

Pnin is a professor of Russian at an American university who takes the incorrect teach to bring a lecture in a language he can't grasp. Pnin is a tireless lover who writes to his treacherous Liza: "A genius must retain quite a bit in shop, and hence can't provide you with the entire of himself as I do." Pnin is the focus of sophisticated educational conspiracies he can't start to understand, but he levels a school social gathering to finish all school events perpetually.

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White Siberia: The Politics of Civil War

Pereira argues that the White counter-revolution failed in Siberia as a result of political weak point of the anti-Soviet governments vying for energy within the zone and particularly as a result of their guidelines towards the Siberian peasantry. He highlights similarities and adjustments between their constitutional courses and ideologies, paying specific cognizance to the Kolchak executive because the leader anti-Bolshevik strength within the quarter. via his research of the clash Pereira makes an attempt to figure out no matter if parliamentary democracy stood any actual likelihood lower than the extreme conditions or even if it used to be, because the Bolsheviks alleged, purely window-dressing hiding the genuine time table of counter-revolution by way of army capacity and recovery of the ancien regime."

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The Edge of Armageddon: Lessons from the Brink

By Bruce J. Allyn

The sting of Armageddon stocks for the 1st time the behind-the-scenes tales of ways Bruce Allyn labored to compile former enemies to speak about the previous for you to create a extra peaceable destiny. the teachings that my father Nikita Khrushchev discovered, and that John F. Kennedy and different veterans of the Cuban Missile drawback discovered, are as suitable this day as in 1962."

—SERGEI KHRUSHCHEV, Son of former Soviet most advantageous Nikita Khrushchev, Editor of his father's mystery memoirs

"Truly attractive, it reads like a web page turner, utilizing insiders' background of the chilly warfare to light up how we pulled again from the edge then and the way we will deal successfully and peacefully with our variations now."

—WILLIAM URY, Co-Author of having to certain, writer of The 3rd aspect and Co-Founder of the Harvard software on Negotiation

Historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. referred to as the Cuban Missile difficulty, "the most deadly second in human history." Bruce Allyn used to be 5 years outdated while it occurred yet in 1989 could arrange and perform a Moscow assembly with the foremost dwelling contributors of the 1962 quandary: Soviet international Minister Andrei Gromyko, the previous U.S. Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin, and Sergei Khrushchev, who had edited the key memoirs of his father, Soviet leading Nikita Khrushchev. the USA was once represented on the assembly via former U.S. safeguard Secretary Bob McNamara, former nationwide safeguard consultant McGeorge Bundy and previous Kennedy certain assistance Ted Sorensen. Fidel Castro despatched his best Politburo member and a key military common to the Moscow assembly and he then in my view hosted the interesting ultimate discussion in Havana.

Allyn brings to lifestyles throughout the members' personal phrases the serious classes they realized after they stood near to nuclear Armageddon in 1962.

The fringe of Armageddon is "you are there" heritage with the avid gamers who made background. alongside the best way, we learn the way the KGB made a major attempt to aim to recruit Allyn to secret agent for the Soviet Union.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bruce Allyn has for 3 a long time served as a mediator and consultant on political and fiscal reform in international hotspots within the former Soviet Union, center East and Africa.

Fluent in Russian from his learn of Russian literature in collage, Allyn used to be lucky to be selected in 1983 because the bilingual "rapporteur" for a brand new Harvard-Soviet Joint research on drawback Prevention. He may commence dozens of journeys to Moscow the place he built shut relationships with key Soviet reformers, who later turned Mikhail Gorbachev's best advisors and ministers. For the six years Gorbachev was once in place of work, Allyn labored with the Soviet President's internal circle on reform and to convene the old conferences of the main contributors within the 1962 missile obstacle. Appointed Director of the Harvard-Soviet Joint research, Allyn could submit together with his colleagues the stunning revelations approximately how shut the realm got here to nuclear struggle within the acclaimed Cuba at the verge of collapse: Castro, the Missile situation and the Soviet cave in (Pantheon 1993), which commentators hailed as enlightening and actual "history via those that made it."

Allyn acquired a Ph.D. in Political economic system and an M.A. in Soviet reviews from Harvard and an M.A. in Philosophy and Politics from Oxford University.

His different courses contain home windows of chance: From chilly warfare to peaceable pageant in U.S.-Soviet family (Harper and Row, 1989) and again to the threshold: court cases of the Moscow convention at the Cuban Missile trouble (Harvard college, 1992). he's a contributor to the vintage collage textual content using strength: army energy and diplomacy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2009).

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Investigating The Russian Mafia

Within the Nineteen Nineties, the so-called Russian mafia ruled newspaper headlines, political research, and educational articles all over the world. It used to be the recent scourge, a risk so significant that it used to be believed to carry the Russian financial system hostage. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh introduced that the Russian mafia used to be an important probability to the nationwide defense of the United States.

Before the top of the last decade, Director Freeh reversed himself, announcing that during fact the importance of the chance from the Russian mafia have been overvalued. Heading into the recent millennium, the foreign hue and cry approximately gangsters from the previous Soviet Union subsided dramatically, relatively after the terrorist assaults of September eleven. Al-Qaeda shifted the highlight from geared up crime to terrorism and U.S. fatherland defense. Has the Russian mafia been eliminated or has it easily fallen less than the radar?

Countless books and articles have mentioned at the Russian mafia in breathless phrases bordering on hysteria. Casting a large web, Serio brings a special, extra analytical method of his exploration of the topic. In Investigating the Russian Mafia, half I starts off by way of asking a chain of simple questions: What did the Soviets comprehend 'mafia' to intend? used to be this a Russian phenomenon or extra broadly-based, multi-ethnic teams? How did the media effect the notion of the Russian mafia? What does an in depth exam of the professional records exhibit concerning the nature of crime teams within the former Soviet Union?

In half II, Serio discusses an outline of attitudes and practices of the felony global, enterprise, and policing, between others, in Russian historical past. He demonstrates that a few of the forces at paintings within the Nineteen Nineties didn't originate within the Communist period or come up as a result cave in of the USSR. half III offers a dialogue of the crime teams that constructed within the post-Soviet period, the demanding situations that confronted the company international, and the legislation enforcement response.

This publication isn't easily a dialogue of the Russian mafia. it's an workout in serious wondering one of many significant advancements in foreign crime during the last twenty years. Readers should be challenged to ascertain info being provided via the media and executive specialists, to place the present information tales in a broader ancient and cultural context, and learn how to ask questions and arrive at their very own conclusions. Investigating the Russian Mafia is perfect for college kids, legislations enforcement, practitioners, and enterprise humans working within the former Soviet Union, in addition to the final reader.

Serio brings a different standpoint to his material. He lived within the former Soviet Union for seven years, witnessing the rustic and tradition from quite a few angles. within the Soviet period he was once a vacationer and scholar in Moscow. He additionally served in a special internship within the equipped Crime regulate division of the Soviet police ahead of the cave in of the USSR. within the Nineteen Nineties, he labored as a media advisor to the hot York instances, The Washington submit, CNN, BBC, the Chicago Tribune, and others. Serio grew to become a safety advisor to the worldwide company research and company intelligence enterprise, Kroll affiliates, and later served as director of Kroll s Moscow workplace overseeing investigations around the former Soviet Union.

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Stories of Anton Chekhov

By Anton Chekhov

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the hugely acclaimed translators of War and Peace, health care provider Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which used to be an Oprah e-book membership decide and million-copy bestseller, deliver their unequalled skills to The chosen tales of Anton Chekhov, a set of thirty of Chekhov’s most sensible stories from the most important sessions of his inventive life.
 
thought of the best brief tale author, Anton Chekhov replaced the style itself together with his spare, impressionistic depictions of Russian lifestyles and the human . From commonly short, evocative early items equivalent to “The Huntsman” and the travel de strength “A dull Story,” to his best-known tales akin to “The girl with the Little puppy” and his personal own favourite, “The Student,” Chekhov’s brief fiction possesses the transcendent energy of artwork to awe and alter the reader. This huge variation, expertly translated, is principally devoted to the which means of Chekhov’s prose and the original rhythms of his writing, giving readers an real feel of his variety and a real figuring out of his greatness.

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My Revision Notes Edexcel AS History: Stalin's Russia, 1924-53

By Robin Bunce, Laura Gallagher

Written by way of senior examiners and skilled academics of the path, this scholar revision workbook for Edexcel AS background Unit 1: Stalin's Russia 1924-53 heavily combines path content material with revision actions and suggestion on examination method. this enables scholars the chance to enhance the talents had to practice good in examination stipulations via interacting with the content material they should revise. additionally each one part has a version solution with examination assistance for college students to examine and higher comprehend what's required within the examination.

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