The New Cold War: Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West

By Edward Lucas

In overdue 1999 while Vladimir Putin used to be named leading Minister, Russia was once a budding democracy. a number of events campaigned for seats within the Duma, the nation’s parliament. The media criticized the govt freely. 8 years later as Putin completes his moment time period as president of Russia and broadcasts his bid for top minister, the rustic is less than a repressive regime. Human rights abuses are common. The Kremlin is brazenly adversarial to the West. but the USA and Europe were gradual to confront the recent truth, in impression, supporting Russia win what specialists at the moment are calling the hot chilly conflict.

Edward Lucas, former Moscow Bureau leader for The Economist, bargains a harrowing portrait from within Russia in addition to a sobering political overview of what the recent chilly battle will suggest for the area. during this colossal, not easy hitting and urgently wanted ebook, he exhibits how

* Russia is pursuing worldwide strength markets
* Neighboring countries are being coerced again into the previous Soviet orbit
* reporters and dissidents are being silenced
* overseas investments and personal businesses are mostly defrauded
* Putin is laying the basis for controlling and making plans his new position as best minister

Drawing on new and hitherto reported fabric, The New chilly War brilliantly anticipates what's in shop for the hot Russia and what the realm will be doing.

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ABBYY Lingvo Большой Англо-Русский Словарь

By ABBYY Lingvo

колл. авторов под общ. рук. В.П. Селегея
Большой англо-русский словарь ABBYY Lingvo
ABBYY Lingvo entire English-Russian Dictionary
83 one hundred thirty five слов и 142 278 значений
М.: ABBYY Press
2010 г.
ISBN 978-5-391-00027-3
60х90 / 8
1426 с.
Твердый переплет
Вес: 3016 г.

Большой англо-русский словарь ABBYY Lingvo — это обновленная версия популярного электронного словаря LingvoUniversal, представленная в бумажном формате.

На сегодняшний день это самый полный из англо-русских словарей по охвату новых слов и значений, появившихся в английском языке в последние годы XX века и в первое десятилетие XXI века. Словарь содержит eighty three a hundred thirty five словарных статей (в том числе 1799 фразовых глаголов), 142 278 лексических значений, а также 31 927 примеров из современных и классических британских и американских текстов. Широко представлена лексика разнообразных стилистических пластов, в том числе разговорная, стилистически сниженная и жаргонная.

Издание предназначено для широкого круга читателей: переводчиков, филологов, лингвистов, преподавателей английского языка, студентов и школьников, а также для всех, кто интересуется английским языком или использует его в своей профессиональной деятельности.

Полную электронную версию словаря можно скачать на сайте www.abbyypress.ru по лицензионному номеру, указанному на форзаце.

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Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings (Penguin Classics)

Prose writings from considered one of Russia's maximum poets

These tales are marvelous of their purity of shape, humor, and understatement. This assortment additionally incorporates a choice of different Pushkin writings, together with the fragment Roslavlev, Egyptian Nights, and the autobiographical Journey to Arzrum.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes via amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Honey for the Bears

By Anthony Burgess

"There are so few really wonderful novels round that we should cheer each time one turns up. non-stop, fizzing strength. . . .Honey for the Bears is a triumph."—Kingsley Amis, New York Times

A sharply written satire, Honey for the Bears sends an unassuming antiques broker, Paul Hussey, to Russia to do one ultimate deal at the black marketplace as a prefer for a lifeless friend's spouse. Even at the ship's voyage throughout, the Russian sensibility starts off to pervade: plenty of secrets and techniques and many vodka. while his American spouse is plagued by a painful rash and he's interrogated at his lodge by way of Soviet brokers who comprehend that he's attempting to promote trendy artificial clothes to the hundreds starved for style, his precarious internal stability is thrown off for solid. extra drink follows, discoveries of his wife's illicit affair with one other lady, and his personal submerged sexual emotions come breaking throughout the floor, effervescent up in Russian champagne and caviar.

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Archipelag GU?ag: 1918-1956

By Aleksander So??enicyn

Archipelag GUŁAG: 1918-1956, próba dochodzenia literackiego (Архипелаг ГУЛАГ) – najważniejsze, trzytomowe dzieło Aleksandra Sołżenicyna, napisane w formie relacji historycznej, powstałe w latach 1958-1968. Na Zachodzie wydano je po raz pierwszy w 1973, zaś w Związku Radzieckim oficjalnie w 1989 (wcześniej funkcjonowało w obiegu podziemnym).

Jest ono wymownym świadectwem zbrodniczej działalności systemu komunistycznego w ZSRR. Autor, wykorzystując swoje doświadczenia, pokazał rozwój i rozprzestrzenianie się systemu więziennictwa radzieckiego, którego celem pierwotnym miała być "eliminacja wrogich klas społecznych". W konsekwencji powstał cały "archipelag" obozów koncentracyjnych i obozów morderczej pracy, nazwany od instytucji zarządzającej (Gławnoje Uprawlenije Łagierej) Archipelagiem GUŁag. Dzieło jest świadectwem stopniowego odzierania człowieka z jego godności i zmuszania do niewolniczej pracy pod bardzo wzniosłymi hasłami.

Na Zachodzie książka ta wywołała ogromne poruszenie, które doprowadziło do rozwiania iluzji na temat systemu komunistycznego oraz osłabienia wpływów komunistów zachodnioeuropejskich.

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Letters from Russia (New York Review Books Classics)

The Marquis de Custine's checklist of his journey to Russia in 1839 is a brilliantly perceptive, even prophetic, account of 1 of the world's such a lot interesting and stricken international locations. it's also an excellent piece of trip writing. Custine, who met with humans in all walks of lifestyles, together with the Czar himself, deals bright descriptions of St. Petersburg and Moscow, of existence at court docket and in the street, and of the impoverished Russian geographical region. yet including a wealth of sharply delineated incident and element, Custine's nice paintings additionally provides an indelible picture--roundly denounced by means of either Czarist and Communist regimes--of a rustic beaten through despotism and "intoxicated with slavery."

Letters from Russia, right here released in a brand new variation ready by way of Anka Muhlstein, the writer of the Goncourt Prize-winning biography of Custine, stands with Tocqueville's Democracy in the United States as a profound and passionate come upon with old forces which are nonetheless greatly at paintings on this planet this present day.

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Petersburg (Penguin Classics)

By Andrei Bely, David McDuff

"The most crucial [...] Russian novel of the twentieth century."
-The ny occasions ebook Review

Considered Andrei Bely's masterpiece, Petersburg, is a pioneering modernist novel, ranked in value alongside Ulysses, The Metamorphosis, and In seek of misplaced Time, that captures Russia's capital through the brief, turbulent interval of the 1st socialist revolution in 1905. Exploring subject matters of background, identification, and relations, it sees the younger Russian Nikolai Ableukhov chased in the course of the misty Petersburg streets, tasked with planting a bomb meant to kill a central authority official-his personal father. Bely attracts on information, model, psychology, and usual humans to create a particular and undying literary triumph.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Os irmãos Karamázov

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Asked through me on WCD and stuffed as normal through their standard.

Translated through Villas-Boas Herculano

Google translated description:
The brothers Karamazov is the final novel by means of Dostoevsky. primarily, it summarizes the entire creativity of the author, citing the rattling existential questions that plagued his whole existence, with specific cognizance to the blatant ethical degradation of humanity clear of Christian beliefs. packed with adventures, the tale brings into concentration 3 brothers protagonists, representatives of a number of the elements of Russian truth -the libertine Dmitry, the nihilistic Ivan and Alyosha chic - so as to lighten the unfathomable depths of the center dropped at the sin corrupted through questions or transbordantede love.

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Os irmãos Karamázov é o último romance de Dostoiévski. No fundo, ele resume toda a criatividade do escritor, trazendo à baila as malditas questões existenciais que o afligiram a vida inteira, com especial relevo para a flagrante degradação ethical da humanidade afastada dos ideais cristãos. Cheia de peripécias, a narrativa põe em foco três protagonistas irmãos, representantes dos mais diversos aspectos da realidade russa –o libertino Dmítri, o niilista Ivan e o elegant Aliocha –, a fim de alumiar as profundezas insondáveis do coração entregue ao pecado, corrompido por dúvidas ou transbordantede amor.

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The Zone: A Prison Camp Guard's Story

By Sergei Dovlatov

Written in Sergei Dovlatov’s specified voice and unrivaled sort, The Zone is a satirical novelization of Dovlatov’s time as a jail protect for the Soviet military within the early Nineteen Sixties. Snapshots of the criminal are juxtaposed with the narrator’s letters to Igor Markovich of Hermitage Press within which he urges Igor to submit the very publication we’re analyzing. As Igor gets parts of the legal camp manuscript, so too does the reader.
Arguably Dovlatov’s most important paintings, The Zone illuminates the twisted absurdity of the lifetime of a jail defend: “Almost any prisoner may were fitted to the position of a protect. nearly any safeguard deserved a jail term.” packed with Dovlatov’s trademark darkish humor and dry wit, The Zone’s narrator is an extension of his writer, and the booklet fittingly starts with the next disclaimer: “The names, occasions, and dates given listed here are all actual. I invented purely these info that weren't crucial. as a result, any resemblance among the characters during this booklet and residing humans is intentional and malicious. And all fictionalizing used to be unforeseen and accidental.” What follows is a posh novel that captures facets of Dovlatov: the author and the man.

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Collision and Collusion: The Strange Case of Western Aid to Eastern Europe

By Janine R. Wedel

When the Soviet Union's communist empire collapsed in 1989, a temper of euphoria took carry within the West and in japanese Europe. The West had received the final word victory--it had pushed a silver stake in the course of the center of communism. Its subsequent deliberate step used to be to aid the countries of jap Europe to reconstruct themselves as democratic, free-market states, and entire companions within the First international Order. yet that, as Janine Wedel unearths during this gripping quantity, used to be sooner than Western governments set their poorly conceived courses in movement. Collision and Collusion tells the weird and occasionally scandalous tale of Western governments' makes an attempt to assist the previous Soviet block. He exhibits how by way of mid-decade, Western reduction guidelines had usually backfired, successfully discouraging marketplace reforms and exasperating electorates who, remarkably, had voted again within the formerly despised communists. Collision and Collusion is the 1st ebook to provide an explanation for the place the Western funds meant to help japanese Europe went, and why they did so little to aid. Taking a troublesome examine the bureaucrats, politicians, and specialists who labored to establish Western fiscal and political structures in jap Europe, the booklet information the extreme expenses of institutional lack of knowledge, cultural false impression, and unrealistic expectations.

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