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    Posted: 07-Oct-2004 at 21:40
Any topic, whether it's Nicholas' reign Rasputin, WW1, WW2, Staling, or recent history.
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I don't know if this fits in the categories you need but i have: "Le livre noir du communisme. Crimes, terreur et repression" or a rough translaion to English: "The black book of communism. Crimes, terror and repression"
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Oops... maybe you want the names of the writers as well???

Stephane Courtois, Nicolas Werth, Jean-Louis Panne, Andrzej Paczkowski, Karel Bartosek, Jean-Louis Margolin

A good book, fits in a good 890 pages of pure speech.

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On-line books of Victor Suvorowv (in russian)

http://lib.ru/WSUWOROW/

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lol, my fav isnt really on Russai as a whole..just the best part

Mirotkin archive, KGB, ill go home and fid out who the author is

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn "The Gulag Archipelago"

Leon Trotsky "Book Review of My Life"

Michail Tukhachevsky "March behind Vistula"

Victor Suvorov "Icebreaker" and "Aquarium"

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Originally posted by TJK TJK wrote:

Alexander Solzhenitsyn "The Gulag Archipelago"

Leon Trotsky "Book Review of My Life"

Michail Tukhachevsky "March behind Vistula"

Victor Suvorov "Icebreaker" and "Aquarium"

 

And also Suvorov's - "The soldiers of freedom"

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i have the RUSSIAN CHRONICLES!!!!...uk published..costed me 1231 rubles.i have bought it at Tverskaya.

The book starts with the land of Rus and ends with the revolution of 1917.it is in large size and colourful..The historians are important scholars on the russian history.what i like most the historians catch every tendency in history which is important to envisage and  understand present day russia..

i would suggest that book for anyone who have a special interest on the Russian history.

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the afghan war: how a supoerpower fought and lost
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I heard Vadim Kozhinov is not a bad writer.

'Victor Suvorov "Icebreaker""

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Alternatively you can go for the classics - Karamzin, Soloviev, Kluchevsky...
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Try Robert K Masie  "Nicholas and Alexandra"  it's been a few years since I read it - but If I remember correctly - it was pretty good.

Just finished Solomon Volkov "St. Petersburg: A Cultural History" - not all 20th century - but good.  Somewhat heavy going - it's a survey of the Arts in St Pete - starting with Peter's era but moveing quickly into the 20th century.  Chapt 1 and 2 are all discussion of Pushkin, Gogol and Dostoyevsky, Glinka and Tschaikovsky, Mussorgsky, the "School of Five", the "Wanderers"...

By chapter 3 it is well seated in the 20th century - the poetry of Akhmatova, Stravinsky, Balanchine, Glazunov, Shostakovich and moving on to people like Brodsky, Andrei Bitov, Valery Gergiev and Boris Grebenshikov.

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"costed me 1231 rubles"

41 dollars? Quite a lot for a book but not that much.

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