Category Archives: Russian & Former Soviet Union

Revolutionary Passage: From Soviet To Post-Soviet Russia

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In November another joint Helsinki Watch-Memorial mission visited Georgia to investigate reports of police abuses and violations of free speech. Empire: The Russian Empire and its Rivals. Harry Bridges -- who might or might not have been a member of the Party, in his case only a technical difference -- raised the patriotic anti-labor ante in exchange for postwar Soviet-American harmony with the promise that "The strike weapon is overboard, not only for the duration of the war, but after the war, too."

Troubled Waters: The Origins of the 1881 Anti-Jewish Pogroms

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During their meeting, the two prime ministers reviewed the implementation of key projects. From the Former Soviet Union to Israel and Germany: The roles of mass media in the social and cultural integration of immigrants. Social upheaval continued in the mid-1930s. Stalin's Great Purge resulted in the execution or detainment of many " Old Bolsheviks" who had participated in the October Revolution with Lenin.

Stalin and the Lubianka: A Documentary History of the

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In 1986, after four years hosting Religion on the Line, “something dawned on me,” said Prager. “And I said it on the air. ‘The moment you realize that there are people in other religions whom you consider to be at least as good as you think you are, at least as intelligent as you think you are and at least as religious as you think you are, you will never be the same.’ When I would meet Christians and Muslims and Catholics, Protestants and so on, and people whom I so respected and who so clearly were God- and decency-oriented, I could no longer say, ‘There is only one true religion.’ It in no way lessened my belief in Judaism, but I now see other religions as vehicles to God for other people.” (CSPAN Booknotes) “Over the course of the next few years, I was given an increasing amount of radio time.

New Trends in Russian Political Mentality: Putin 3.0

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It was a moment when reality and utter nondiplomacy to the point of Dostoevsky's Idiot's naivete, had actually entered the room. Accordingly, the essays here can be regarded as revisionist. Despite the majority of the Union now having signed the treaty, the Ukraine was left in the dark. In the end, the former Duma members formed a Provisional Government which officially ran the country. S. needs to ensure free and fair access for all interested parties to the oil fields of the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin

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The product of the talks between the former ideological foes--the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact of August 23, 1939--shocked the world. There did not seem to be any other signs of a pre-revolutionary crisis either, including the other traditionally assigned cause of state failure — external pressure. Even before the monthly dropout figure rose above 50 percent in March 1976, the situation alarmed the Israeli government.

Russian Fascism: Traditions, Tendencies and Movements

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Systematic, organized raids on doctors and teachers trained outside the DMR were carried out apparently as punishment for their presumed position to the DMR. McDermott, Bertil Nygren and Carolina Vendil Pallin (eds), The Russian Armed Forces in Transition, London: Routledge, 2012 (December), pp. ‘Russia’ in SIPRI Yearbook 2011, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011, pp.163-166 ‘Military expenditure in the Russian federal budget, 2010-13’: a research note published on website of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, December 2010 ( http://www.sipri.org/research/armaments/milex/publications/unpubl_milex/Cooper201020113.pdf2010 ) ‘The ‘Security Economy’’ in Galeotti, Mark (ed.) (2010), The Politics of Security in Russia.

Soviet Problem in American-German Relations

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The entire southern rim of Russia is a turbulent frontier, a highly unstable environment in which metropolitan civilian and military elites, local players, and mid-level officers and bureaucrats drive the process of reintegration.10 With the collapse of the Soviet Union, President Boris Yeltsin called for a re-examination of Russia's borders to the detriment of her neighbors, especially Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Also, the cost of maintaining the Soviet Union, as a superpower was huge.

Reunification in West German Party Politics From Westbindung

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My relationship with God is that I want to do what He wants to do. Arms sales combined with a convergence of interests between Moscow, Tehran, and—in part—Baghdad vis-à-vis Syria should not be interpreted as a sweeping change in the balance of power in the Middle East. The "Summit of the Eight" was the first Economic Summit in which Russia participated as an equal. And I came to realize the overwhelming power of cultural values. Krushchev has been a Senior Fellow since 1996 and a Senior Visiting Scholar from 1991-96 at the Thomas J.

Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States:

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Even later, when love had again become more legitimate, it still occupied a low rank on the scale of officially recommended priorities. As the Soviet Union deserted both battlefields, no corner of the world was left unchanged. A very structured and uniform educational system exists in Kazakhstan. In late June, 2003, Prager said he had “completed all of the course requirements for his [Masters degree] and had also finished his thesis, but this was during the days before word processors, and he didn’t like to type, so he simply bailed.” (Nelking@webtv.net’s email) Frustrated with academia, Prager, to the dismay of his family, dropped out of graduate school in 1973 to write an introduction to Judaism with Joseph Telushkin. “He became a rabbi [Orthodox ordination from Yeshiva University] and I became a heretic.” (C-SPAN Booknotes) Dec. 20, 2012, Dennis said: "My biggest heretical line in religion is that God has common sense.

Flesh to Metal: Soviet Literature and the Alchemy of

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Under the Tsarist Empire, Russia was a vast size of a country. Many people believe that billions of people could have been killed if nuclear war broke out between the two countries, but thankfully it never did. The goal was to prevent miscommunication about nuclear launches. Moreover, they were tired of being expected to be role models of starchy behavior for the proles... Back in the fall of 2011, when still prime minister, Putin made establishing a Eurasian Union among the former Soviet republics a major theme of his successful presidential campaign.