Category Archives: Russian & Former Soviet Union

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Science and Ideology in Soviet Society: 1917-1967

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Gorbachev described this as a constitutional coup, but it soon became clear that the development could not be halted. Whiting@wgu.edu Course Mentor, General Education: Geography, Western Governor's State. Moscow has also attracted the animus of much of the Sunni Arab world, including and especially that of Sunni extremists. Due to economic problems, the Union dissolved in 1991. How many former Soviet Socialist Republics and territories are now member states of the UN?
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Sellout: Aldrich Ames and the Corruption of the CIA

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Old Soviet bosses still retain their hold over the farms, including those in the private sector. As casualties mounted, soldiers deserted the military and joined the peasants in revolt in St. The block grant was given to the CJF, which provided HIAS and local Jewish federations partial reimbursement for the care, maintenance, and resettlement of Soviet Jews in the United States. Détente, he insisted, had always been a ruse: The Soviets nurtured and exploited the West’s weariness with the Cold War.
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Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union:

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Smirnova (Amsterdam and Oxford: Elsevier JAI, 2007), 148-149, compare with other articles in this collection; Carl Abbott, “Building the Atomic Cities: Richland, Los Alamos, and the American Planning Language,” in Bruce Hevly and John M. Had he conducted himself as he ought to have during his six and a half years in power, he could have spared himself and his country this harrowing experience. "The revolutions of Eastern Europe happened in spite of Gorbachev, not because of him."
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The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

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Although there were many ethnic Jews in the Soviet Union, actual practice of Judaism was rare in Communist times. The first edition of Shadowrun had references to the Soviet Union in its future history, while the second swapped these out for the Russian Federation. The collapse of the Soviet Union transformed Russia's education system and caused a general exodus from Russia's academic and journalism professions. The call for the Union enjoins on the two states to retain their sovereignty and form a confederation governed by officials from both the states.
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Soviet Foreign Policy: 1917-1941

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After the fall of the Khazars in the tenth century, the middle Volga came to be dominated by the mercantile state of Volga Bulgaria, the last vestige of Greater Bulgaria centered at Phanagoria. Colonel Redl is the latest movie version of an oft-filmed tale, based on a true story. Health care was to be controlled by the state and would be provided to its citizens free of charge, this at the time being a revolutionary concept.
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Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft (Shapers of

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Victory Day celebrations in Minsk, on 9 May, 2013, marking the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany. J.: Transaction, 1988). [8] Martin Malia, "From Under the Rubble, What?", in Problems of Communism, January–ApriI1992, p. 96. [10] Peter J. They were equipped with sophisticated weapons such as Stinger anti-aircraft missiles (at the latter part of the war), the MILAN anti-tank system, and surface-to-surface rockets (Jalali, 2001: 86). Since coming to power, President Berdymuhamedov has said he will improve health care, but reform has been largely cosmetic.
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The Islamic Threat to the Soviet State (Routledge Revivals)

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Tarik Cyril Amar, Associate Professor of History, and author of The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv: A Borderland City between Stalinists, Nazis, and Nationalists, discusses the history of Lviv with Al Jazeera. People have been eagerly paying the equivalent of several hours' wages to purchase portraits of Nicholas from street vendors in Moscow, St. When she comes to India, she turns on Indian music channels on TV and identify actors and actresses and confirms with me with her distinguishable Russian accent.
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Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist

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One year earlier, Russia had become involved in the Crimean War, a conflict fought primarily in the Crimean peninsula. Hundreds were quarantined, and fifty thousand people from the surrounding area were vaccinated in a fortnight. In 1944 a resolution was passed providing pensions to disabled veterans of all ranks (Tchueva 2008:97). 21 Disability pensions for veterans were differentiated along three planes: one's salary before being mobilized, military rank, and disability group (degree of disability).
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Regional Russia in Transition: Studies from Yaroslavl

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S. should strengthen bilateral and multilateral political and military cooperation with these states. Patricia Moss Wigfall and Behrooz Kalantari; [foreword by Paula Quick Hall] Black Elected Officials. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Mitchell specializes in Georgian politics. You could talk about lima beans.” Said Dennis in a 1996 lecture on Exodus 12: “When I take off from the radio on the first and last days [of Passover and Succoth], there’s a vague awareness of the first day of Passover because so many Jews have a seder, but when I take off the last day of Succoth, every year it’s what?
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Labour Markets in Transition: Balancing Flexibility &

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Recently the Constitutional Court of Moldova approved the removal of all pro-Russian and anti-EU parties from the upcoming parliamentary elections. This is one of the reasons why Solzhenitsyn began to disappear from public view in his 18 years of exile in the US, and one of the reasons he began to get less than total support from capitalist governments. Paradoxically, although vocational retraining and employment for "invalids" was a cornerstone of Soviet disability discourse, in reality the majority of persons with disabilities were unemployed, particularly those in groups I and II.
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