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2007 Demographic #06 Russia Top Books

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800 Days on the Eastern Front: A Russian Soldier Remembers World War II (Modern War Studies)
1.  800 Days on the Eastern Front: A Russian Soldier Remembers World War II (Modern War Studies) by Nikolai Litvin
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“Lest we forget–without Russia, the West would NOT have beat Germany.”
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The Cold War: A New History
2.  The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis
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“The American non-revisionist view.”
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The Fifty Year Wound: The True Price of America's Cold War Victory
3.  The Fifty Year Wound: The True Price of America’s Cold War Victory by Derek Leebaert
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“The true story–50 years of wasted fear, blood, treasure, and spirit.”
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The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia (Kodansha Globe)
4.  The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia (Kodansha Globe) by Peter Hopkirk
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“A center of gravity among Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, and others.”
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Putin's Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy
5.  Putin’s Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy by Anna Politkovskai?a?
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“Putin’s greatest problem was not the oligarchs, but the Harvard professors advising his bureaucrats on privatization.”
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Russian Thinkers (Penguin Philosophy)
6.  Russian Thinkers (Penguin Philosophy) by Isaiah Berlin
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“They are world-class.”
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Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943
7.  Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 by Antony Beevor
The list author says:
“Seige of Baghdad next?”
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Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State
8.  Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State by David Satter
The list author says:
“See List on Transnational Crime.  Russia, Colombia, Afghanistan, North Korea, Mexico are among those that are “criminal states” within failed states, but of them all, Russia is the one that appears ready to rise again.”
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A History of Modern Russia: From Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin, Revised Edition
9.  A History of Modern Russia: From Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin, Revised Edition by Robert Service
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“Serious stuff.”
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The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia
10.  The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia by Esther Rudomin Hautzig
The list author says:
“China is taking over Siberia with legal and illegal immigration the way Mexico is taking over the Western USA.”
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From Nyet to Da: Understanding the new Russia
11.  From Nyet to Da: Understanding the new Russia by Yale Richmond
The list author says:
“Helpful to understanding the culture.”
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The Oligarchs: Wealth And Power In The New Russia
12.  The Oligarchs: Wealth And Power In The New Russia by David E. Hoffman
The list author says:
“The only thing worse than communism is institutionalized legitimized theft from the people such as both Russia and the US suffer from.”
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Land of the Firebird: The Beauty of Old Russia
13.  Land of the Firebird: The Beauty of Old Russia by Suzanne Massie
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“History of beauty.”
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A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940
14.  A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 by William Trotter
The list author says:
“Cautionary tale for American empire dreamers who underestimated the Vietnamese and now underestimate the asymmetric threat from the angry dispossessed of the world (not just Muslims).”
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The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB
15.  The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB by Christopher Andrew
The list author says:
“Truly great primary source on one aspect of the Cold War.”
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2007 Demographic #06 Russia Top Centers

EIN Starting Points/Rank

Russian Economy: Trends and Perspectivesexternal link
A product of the Institute for the Economy in Transition (IET), Trends and Perspectives is a monthly journal containing information on the state of the federal budget, monetary policy, financial markets, real estate sector, agriculture, foreign trade and other issues of the Russian economy. 1

The Global Guruexternal link
A free, twice-a-week electronic newsletter that helps you uncover the world’s secret bull markets. Every issue includes information on which global markets and trends the smart money is investing in and why. Site includes archived issues, some of which include “Hot BRIC Investments,” “The Rise of the New Global Champions,” and “The Fall and Rise of Russia.” 2

BISNISexternal link
U.S. Dept. of Commerce ITA- BISNIS is the U.S. Government’s primary market information center for U.S. companies exploring export and investment opportunities in Russia and Eurasia. BISNIS provides U.S. companies with the latest market reports and tips on developments, export and investment leads, and strategies for doing business in Russia and Eurasia. 3

Russia and WTOexternal link
Site includes news and information on current state of accession negotiations. 4

InfoTEK-CONSULTexternal link
Provides marketing research, marketing consulting services, reference books, analytical reports on crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas markets in Russia. 5

Russian Federation Government Linksexternal link
Links to Russian president’s office, as well as the military and various ministries and offices. Also include regional institutions, political parties and Russian embassies. All in Russian with some English links. 6

Carnegie Moscow Centerexternal link
The Center accommodates foreign and Russian researchers collaborating with Washington staff on a variety of topical areas and policy-relevant projects. Carnegie Associates work independently on their own research in areas covering a broad range of contemporary policy issues – military, political, and economic. 7

Russia News.Netexternal link
Provides extensive, up-to-the-minute news about Russia. Site includes direct links to Russian news publications and financial markets. 8

American Russian Law Instituteexternal link
ARLI’s mission is to provide foreign lawyers, businessmen, scholars and politicians direct access to Russian legislation and to enable them to comprehend modern legal realities in the Russian Federation. Russia’s progress within the world community directly depends upon foreign partners’ familiarity with Russian legislation. ARLI serves as a compass to point the individual in the right direction, helping to navigate through legislation and leading to mutual understanding, cooperation and entrepreneurial success in Russia. 9

EU’s Relations With Russiaexternal link
EC site, provides information on EU/Russia relations to include economic & trade relations, cooperation and what’s news. 10

Kavkaz Centerexternal link
Kavkaz Center is a Chechen independent international Islamic internet news agency whose mission is to cover events in the Islamic world, Caucasus and Russia. One of the main tasks of Kavkaz Center is to cover the events in the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (the C.R.I. for short) concerning the Russian military invasion against the C.R.I. Site includes news, analysis and opinions, and a chat room. 11

Eurominority – Russiaexternal link
Portal of European stateless nationals and minorities. Russia section provides statistics on extensive list of minorities living under the authority of the Russian government. 12

NIS Nuclear and Missile Databaseexternal link
The database provides comprehensive and timely information on the nuclear infrastructure and nonproliferation policies of the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union. As of 2003, information on delivery vehicle infrastructure is also being added. Each NIS country entry contains sections on specific infrastructure elements, facilities, or policy issues. The Profiles Database also contains tables and the full texts of certain relevant documents. Updated monthly. 13

World Wildlife Federation – Russiaexternal link
Site provides details of WWF efforts and programs in Russia. Also reviews the country by region. In English and Russian. 14

Maps of Russia – Perry-Castaneda Map Collectionexternal link
Country, city and thematic maps of Russia and the Former Soviet Republics, along with links to maps on other web sites. 15