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Russian Writers and Society, 1825-1904

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Download Russian Writers and Society, 1825-1904 PDF Full Free by Ronald Hingley and published by New York : McGraw-Hill. This book was released on 1967 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most nineteenth-century Russian writers wrote for their own time and their own country. The assumed in their readers an intimate knowledge of imperial Russian life and familiarity with all sorts of detail with which modern students of their work cannot easily acquaint themselves. This background is supplied in systematic format in this book. It begins with a close look at the lives of writers, and the problems of the profession. It then examines their environment in its broader aspects, the Empire being considered from the point of view of geography, ethnography, economics, and the impact of Tsars on writers and society. Next comes a discussion of the main social "estates" -- peasants, landowning gentry, clergy, and townspeople. Finally, the competing forces of cohesion and disruption in imperial society are analyzed in their literary context -- the activities of civil service, law courts, police, army, schools, universities, press, censorship, revolutionaries, and agitators. -- From publisher's description.


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The State of Russia: What Comes Next?

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ISBN 10 : 9781137548115
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Download The State of Russia: What Comes Next? PDF Full Free by Nikolay Petrov and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-07-21 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following the crisis in Ukraine, the Putin regime made political choices that will determine Russia's development for years to come. This cutting edge Pivot makes a key contribution to the debate on Russia's development and traces emerging trends in various spheres of Russian life, from the economy and foreign policy, to society and ideology.


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Russian Popular Culture

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ISBN 10 : 052136986X
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Download Russian Popular Culture PDF Full Free by Richard Stites and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1992-08-20 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A side of Russian life largely unknown to the West--the world of popular culture--is presented by surveying detective and science fiction, popular songs, jokes, box office movie hits, the stage, radio and television.


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Vocabulary of Soviet Society and Culture

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015021529147
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Download Vocabulary of Soviet Society and Culture PDF Full Free by Irina H. Corten and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Irina H. Corten's Vocabulary of Soviet Society and Culture is an experiment in what Soviet scholars call lingvostranovedenie—the study of a country and its culture through the peculiarities of its language. Not a conventional dictionary, Corten's lexicon is selective, offering a broad sampling of culturally significant words in the areas of politics, ideology, the economy, education, arts and letters, social problems and everyday life as well as language associated with the personalities and activities of individual Soviet leaders. The entries are listed alphabetically in English transliteration followed by the Cyrillic, although readers familiar with Russian may prefer to use the Cyrillic alphabet listing included in this volume. In each entry, the author provides a succinct but full explanation of the term and, whenever possible, cross-references to other entries, authentic examples of its use, and samples of relevant Soviet jokes. A reader may approach the lexicon either sequentially or with the aid of a subject thesaurus that divides the material into specific topics. A listing of complementary sources of reference appears in a useful bibliography. With this fascinating lexicon of "Sovietisms," Corten provides an invaluable and easily accessible medium for those general readers and scholars of the Russian language and Soviet culture interested in understanding contemporary Soviet life. Selected entries from the Vocabulary of Soviet Society and Culture Anekdótchik (anekdótchitsa) (cyrillic spelling) (n.) 1: A person who tells jokes (anekdoty); 2: coll. since the late Stalin era, a person arrested and given a prison sentence for the telling of political jokes. The phenomenon indicates the important role of the political joke in Soviet culture and, specifically, in the dissident movement. See iazychnik; sident. The following jokes were popular during the Brezhnev era: 1. "Comrade Brezhnev, what is your hobby?" "Collecting jokes about myself." "And how many have you collected so far?" "Two and a half labor camps." 2. Question: What is a marked-down joke? Answer: A joke which, under Stalin, got you ten years in a labor camp, and now gets you only five. egoístiki (cyrillic) (n.; pl.). Lit., little egotists; coll. since the 1970s referring to headsets worn by music lovers, especially teenage fans of rock music. The idea is that, by wearing headsets, one shuts out the world and becomes indifferent to everything except oneself. zhrál'nia (cyrillic) (n.). Der. zhrat', to gorge, devour (vulg.); coll. since the 1970s denoting an eating establishment with inexpensive and often bad-tasting food. In the late 1980s, the term also has been applied to new fast-food restaurants which have been built in Soviet cities by Western concerns, for example, McDonald's. See amerikanka; stekliashka; stoiachka.


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Poverty is Not a Vice

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ISBN 10 : 0691044899
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Download Poverty is Not a Vice PDF Full Free by Adele Lindenmeyr and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the turn of the twentieth century, many Russians clung to the traditional belief that "poverty is not a vice" and that personal acts of generosity toward the poor, including beggars, earn spiritual salvation. Here Adele Lindenmeyr explores how this thinking--and opposition to it--shaped the development of private charity and public welfare in Russia from the eighteenth century to World War I. In recovering a long-forgotten aspect of Russian history, Lindenmeyr offers new insights into major issues debated by historians today: the development of a viable civil society in an autocratic state, the efficacy of central and local government, and Russians' complex reaction to Western ideas. Her book also provides fascinating background to the new flourishing of private charity in post-communist Russia. The first challenges to the ethos of personal charity came from Peter the Great. Influenced by the Western notion that poverty was a vice, he attempted a systematic approach to its eradication. Lindenmeyr traces the course of poor relief from the establishment of the first state welfare institutions to the post-emancipation devolution of responsibility for the needy to local authorities. At the same time, however, almsgiving still thrived, especially among the peasant estate, where personal acts of charity were preferred to a poor tax. Finally, the author shows how hundreds of privately founded charitable societies and institutions also emerged, reflecting educated society's increasing awareness of poverty as a social problem and contributing significantly to the public sphere.


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Russian Education and Society

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Russian Civil Society

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ISBN 10 : 0765615223
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Download Russian Civil Society PDF Full Free by Alfred B. Evans and published by M E Sharpe Incorporated. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A vibrant civil society - characterized by the independently organized activity of people as citizens, undirected by state authority - is an essential support for the development of freedom, democracy, and prosperity. Thus it has been one important indicator of the success of post-communist transitions. This volume undertakes a systematic analysis of the development of civil society in post-Soviet Russia. An introduction and two historical chapters provide background, followed by chapters that analyze the Russian context and consider the roles of the media, business, organized crime, the church, the village, and the Putin administration in shaping the terrain of public life. Eight case studies then illustrate the range and depth of actual citizen organizations in various national and local community settings, and a concluding chapter weighs the findings and distills comparisons and conclusions.


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'Living Water' : Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

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ISBN 10 : 9780191590764
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Download 'Living Water' : Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation PDF Full Free by David Christian and published by Clarendon Press. This book was released on 1990-07-26 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a study of the social, economic, and political role of Vodka in nineteenth-century Russia. Since the `Green Serpent' first appeared in sixteenth-century Muscovy, it has played a vital part in Russian life. Vodka became an essential part of Russian working-class celebrations: personal, religious, and commercial. Trade in Vodka redistributed wealth upwards through Russian society over several centuries. Indeed, Russia's status as a great power was underpinned by it: by the nineteenth century, it generated one-third of government revenue - enough to cover most of the costs of the vast army. The dependence on Vodka of both people and state has endured into the Gorbachev era. But despite Vodka's key role in Russian history, and the complex network of corruption associated with it, the subject has been ignored by most historians until now. This study concentrates on an important transitional era in the history of Vodka: the early nineteenth century. During this period, Vodka taxes played the role that salt taxes had played in the ancien r--eacute--;gime in France. The abolition of the tax farm in 1863 should be seen as one of the most important of the `Great Reforms' of the 1860s, an era which, in many ways, parallels the glasnost of the 1980s.


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Harmony and Discord

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ISBN 10 : 019978079X
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Download Harmony and Discord PDF Full Free by Lynn M. Sargeant and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2010-11-17 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life explores the complex development of Russian musical life during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At the heart of this cultural history lies the Russian Musical Society, as both a unique driving force behind the institutionalization of music and a representative of the growing importance of voluntary associations in public life. Sustained simultaneously by private initiative and cooperative relationships with the state, the Russian Musical Society played a key role in the creation of Russia's infrastructure for music and music education. Author Lynn M. Sargeant explores the fluid nature of Russian social identity through the broad scope of musical life, including not only the "leading lights" of the era but also rank-and-file musicians, teachers, and students. Although Russian musicians longed for a secure place within the new hierarchy of professions, their social status remained ambiguous throughout the nineteenth century. Traditional reliance on serf musicians and foreigners left lasting scars that motivated musicians' efforts to obtain legal rights and social respectability. And women's increasing visibility in the musical world provoked acrimonious debates that were, at heart, efforts by male musicians to strengthen their claims to professional status by denying the legitimacy of female participation. Sargeant demonstrates that the successful development of a Russian musical infrastructure salved persistent anxieties about Russia's place vis-à-vis its European cultural competitors. Remarkably, the institutions developed by the Russian Musical Society survived the upheavals of war and revolution to become the foundation for the Soviet musical system. A wealth of historical documentation makes Harmony and Discord required reading for musicologists, sociologists and historians interested in this period, and the abundance of amusing anecdotes and the author's lucid and lively literary style make it an enjoyable history for all readers.


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ISBN 10 : 9781906164003
Pages : 496 pages
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Download 'Lively' and Other Stories PDF Full Free by Boris A Mozhaev and published by Hodgson Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The writing of Boris Mozhaev, available in English for the first time ever in this volume, stands out in terms of narrative style and bold sincerity amongst contemporary Russian writers already translated into English. His insight into Russian life, politics and society, and the rural community in particular, represents a unique voice among the great writers of the twentieth century, who fearlessly and, at great personal sacrifice, wrote what they knew to be the truth about everyday life in Russia. Mozhaev had to fight against Soviet censorship all his life and some of his works were suppressed for over twenty years before they were allowed to be published - always to great critical acclaim. When Mozhaev's story 'Lively' was published, shortly after Alexander Solzhenitsyn's famous story 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich', it was no less of a cause célèbre in Russian literary circles and society. Stylistically, he combines Chekhov's acute eye for detail, evident in his short stories with the wonderful humour and pathos of Gogol, expressed with a unique ear for rural wit and dialogue. Though the communist regime has collapsed and new leaders have emerged from the shadows, Mozhaev's stories still have a modern resonance and a chillingly poignant relevance, as those in power still conduct themselves with the same Soviet mindset and mentality as they did under the old regime. Mozhaev's writing, still regularly republished in Russia today, has not tarnished with time and it still bears its sharp, critical edge, as cutting as the day it was originally written. Through this volume of translations, Mozhaev is set to take his place amongst the great writers of contemporary Russia accessible to the English-speaking reader. The translator has provided a wealth of background information and copious notes to help the reader better to understand the satire and enjoy the stories.


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Russian Writers and Society in the Nineteenth Century

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000386721
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Download Russian Writers and Society in the Nineteenth Century PDF Full Free by Ronald Hingley and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-06-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book, first published in 1977, begins with a close look at the lives of nineteenth century Russian writers, and at the problems of their profession. It then examines their environment in its broader aspects, the Russian empire being considered from the point of view of geography, ethnography, economics, and the impact of individual Tsars on writers and society. A discussion of the main social ‘estates’ follows, and concluding is an analysis in their literary context of the activities of the competing forces of cohesion and disruption in imperial society: the civil service, law courts, police, army, schools, universities, press, censorship, revolutionaries and agitators. This book makes possible a fuller understanding of the works of Pushkin, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov and the other great Russian writers.


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Varieties of Russian Activism

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Download Varieties of Russian Activism PDF Full Free by Jeremy Morris and published by . This book was released on 2023-05-02 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite decades years of Putin, it is too simplistic to assert that authoritarianism has eliminated Russian activism, especially in relation to everyday life. Instead, we must build an awareness of diverse efforts to mobilize citizens to better understand how activism is shaped by and, in turn, shapes the regime. Varieties of Russian Activism focuses on a broad range of collective actions, from labor unions to housing renovation, religion, electoral politics, minority language rights, and urban planning. Contributors draw attention to significant forms of grassroots politics that have not received sufficient attention in scholarship, or that deserve fresh examination. The volume shows that Russians find novel ways to redress everyday problems and demand new services. Together, these essays interrogate what kinds of practices can be defined as activism in a fast-changing, politically volatile society. An engaging collection, Varieties of Russian Activism unites leading scholars in the common aim of approaching the embeddedness of civic activism in the conditions of everyday life, connectedness, and rising society-state expectations.


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Class and Society in Soviet Russia

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Russia and the Russians

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ISBN 10 : 0674004736
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Download Russia and the Russians PDF Full Free by Geoffrey A. Hosking and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 718 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chronicles the history of the Russian Empire from the Mongol Invasion, through the Bolshevik Revolution, to the aftereffects of the Cold War.


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Russian Provincial Society

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ISBN 10 : 9783030978297
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Download Russian Provincial Society PDF Full Free by Juri Plusnin and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-06-21 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a unique analysis of modern Russian provincial society. Based on detailed empirical evidence, it develops a theoretical model of Russian provincial society in the late 20th century and the early 21st century. The book explains how under the conditions of catastrophic changes, Russian provincial societies have undergone a structural transformation. It further sheds light on the transformation of the economic behavior of the population and households with regard to economic practices, crafts, and revived archaic forms of labor behavior. Summarizing the extensive empirical evidence, the book puts forward the concept of complementarity of two social structures at the local level: a ground "soft communal" structure and a "tightening with an iron hoop" estate state structure. Next, it discusses the stability and resistance of the local social structure to external political disturbances. Based on the presented analysis, the book introduces several independent criteria on the basis of which it establishes the typology of all empirically observed forms of societies. Subsequently, the book identifies six main types of Russian provincial societies. It explains how depending on the type, the different societies either adapt to political and economic changes in different ways, stay unchanged or transform their structure. The book will appeal to students, scholars, and researchers of economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology, interested in a better understanding of transformation studies, population and household economics, provincial societies, as well as Russian societal structures.


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Political Culture and Civil Society in Russia and the New States of Eurasia

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ISBN 10 : 1563243652
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Political Culture and Civil Society in Russia and the New States of Eurasia PDF Full Free by Karen Dawisha and published by M.E. Sharpe. This book was released on 1995 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes bibliographical references and index.


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