Russian History: A Captivating Guide to The History of Russia [Audiobook]
Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia [Audiobook]
Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia by Captivating History
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 156 MB
Overview: Discover the captivating history of Russia!
Russia, or the Russian Federation, as it is officially known, is the world’s largest country and covers almost a sixth of the global landmass. The country is often associated with harsh climates and autocratic government. The shadow of communism and the Cold War continues to influence global attitudes toward Russia.
This new Captivating History audiobook serves as an overview of Russian history over the span of more than a millennium, from the foundation of the Russian state by the Viking Prince Rurik in AD 862 until the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991.
In Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More, you will discover topics such as, The foundation of Rus, The Christianization of Rus, The fragmentation and subjugation of Rus, The rise of Muscovy, Overthrowing the Tatar yoke, Gathering the Russian lands, The birth of a dynasty, The road to reform, Imperial majesty, Enlightened despotism, Reform and reaction, War and revolution, Terror and upheaval, The Great Patriotic War, Cold War, Reform and collapse, And much, much more!
So, listen to this audiobook now if you want to discover more about the startling history of Russia!
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Poetry (Cambridge Introductions to Literature) by Michael Wachtel
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.6 MB
Overview: Including examples from Russia’s greatest poets, Michael Wachtel draws on three centuries of verse, from the beginnings of secular literature in the eighteenth century to the present day. The first part of his book is devoted to concepts such as versification, poetic language and tradition. In the second part he examines the ode, the elegy, love poetry, nature poetry and patriotic verse.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Russian Literary Criticism
The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry by Ilya Ehrenburg, Vasily Grossman
Requirements: EPUB Reader 1.20 MB
Overview: The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewryis a collection of eyewitness testimonies, letters, diaries, affidavits, and other documents on the activities of the Nazis against Jews in the camps, ghettoes, and towns of Eastern Europe. Arguably, the only apt comparism is to The Gulag Archipelago of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. This definitive edition of The Black Book, including for the first time materials omitted from previous editions, is a major addition to the literature on the Holocaust. It will be of particular interest to students, teachers, and scholars of the Holocaust and those interested in the history of Europe.
By the end of 1942, 1.4 million Jews had been killed by the Einsatzgruppen that followed the German army eastward; by the end of the war, nearly two million had been murdered in Russia and Eastern Europe. Of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust,about one-third fell in the territories of the USSR. The single most important text documenting that slaughter is The Black Book, compiled by two renowned Russian authors Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman. Until now, The Black Book was only available in English in truncated editions. Because of its profound significance, this new and definitive English translation of The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry is a major literary and intellectual event.
From the time of the outbreak of the war, Ehrenburg and Grossman collected the eyewitness testimonies that went into The Black Book. As early as 1943 they were planning its publication; the first edition appeared in 1944. During the years immediately after the war, Grossman assisted Ehrenburg in compiling additional materials for a second edition, which appeared in 1946 (in English as well as Russian).
Since the fall of the Soviet regime, Irina Ehrenburg, the daughter of Ilya Ehrenburg, has recovered the lost portions of the manuscript sent to Yad Vashem. The texts recovered by Ms. Ehrenburg include numerous documents that had been censored from the original manuscript, as well as items that had been hidden by the Grossman family. In addition, she verified and, where appropriate, corrected the accuracy of documents that had already appeared in earlier editions of The Black Book.
Genre: Non-Fiction – History –
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The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin 1917-1929 by E.H. Carr
Requirements: .PDF reader, 10.7 Mb
Overview: E.H. Carr is the acknowledged authority on Soviet Russia. In The Russian Revolution from Lenin to Stalin 1917 – 1929, he provides the student and general reader alike with insights and knowledge of a lifetime’s work. This book, now available in a brand new edition, is, without doubt, the standard short history of the Russian Revolution and now contains a new introduction by R.W. Davies.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Russian Learner’s Dictionary English-Russian, Russian-English by Aron Pressman
Requirements: .PDF reader, 10.5 MB
Overview: This dictionary contains 10,000 Russian words in order of importance starting with the most common and finishing with words that occur about 8 times in a million. All the words have English translations, many have examples of usage and the entries include information on stress and grammatical irregularities. There is also a complete alphabetical index to the words in the list.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Russian Revolution, 2nd Edition 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 87.5mb
Overview: The Russian Revolution was the bloodiest, most brutal regime change the world had yet seen. As the world’s largest country threw off the shackles of centuries of autocratic sovereignty in favour of a radical, untested new political ideology, its people would discover that no one had written a rulebook for this vast social experiment and that the philosophy it was based in had no answers for the questions, problems and power struggles that ensued. The result changed the face of Russia, and the rest of the world, forever. Now, explore the causes, consequences and the key people and events that influenced one of the most important transitions society has ever experienced.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers