The Triple Whammy and Other Russian Stories: A Memoir: Louis Menashe
Today, when Russia has regained its power on the world stage and Putin is restoring many of the old traditions and systems, it is helpful to understand what Russia was like at the time of transformation set in motion by Gorbachev and continued by Yeltsin. For a time Russia went through a period called ´´glasnost´´ and ´´perestroika´´ when all things seemed possible and a spirit of democracy was in the air. The Soviet Union was breaking up and everyday citizens were imagining a new democratic future, though this restructuring soon led to a rampant period of new capitalism and crime, before the crackdown and new economic transformation under Putin. Before the Modern Russian Revolution is a look back at this time of rapid change be a sociologist and anthropologist who traveled to the Russia and other countries that were then part of the Soviet Union. She traveled there three times between 1987 and 1990. This book describes her journey there in 1988 as part of a citizen diplomacy group that offered an opportunity to make personal connections with people in all walks of life. It is an engaging personal account of a journey to the Soviet Union done the ´´citizen diplomacy´´ way - meeting people face to face in their homes, schools, churches, courtrooms, and marketplaces. It takes you to the heart of Soviet daily life, where you will meet working mothers, the new entrepreneurs, lawyers, artists, journalist, psychologists, and others. While providing a marked contrast to the lifestyle of Russians today, these portraits help to provide insight into the new society Russia has become. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stacey Melotte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082771/bk_acx0_082771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Povesti i rasskazy velikogo russkogo pisatelja Antona Pavlovicha Chehova, napisannye 1884-1985 godah. 1. Zhenih i papen´ka 2. Zhenskoe schast´e 3. Zabludshie 4. Zapiska 5. Zerkalo 6. Ivan Matveich 7. Iz vospominanij idealista 8. Indejskij petuh 9. Intelligentnoe brevno 10. K svadebnomu sezonu 11. K svedeniju muzhej 12. Konkurs 13.Kontrabas i flejta 14. Kon´ i trepetnaja lan´ 15.Kuharka zhenitsja 16. Mertvoe telo 17. Mnenija po povodu shljapnoj katastrofy 18. Moi zheny 19. Moja beseda s Jedisonom 20. Moja «Ona» 21. Myslitel´ 22. Na chuzhbine 23. Nadul 24. Nalim 25. Ne sud´ba. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Arina Lanskaya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000679/bk_agen_000679_sample.mp3.
Steinbeck and Capa´s account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing. Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune. This rare opportunity took the famous travelers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad - now Volgograd - but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed by the New York Times as ´´superb´´ when it first appeared in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation of their journey and remains a remarkable memoir and unique historical document. What they saw and movingly recorded in words and on film was what Steinbeck called ´´the great other side there... the private life of the Russian people.´´ Unlike other Western reporting about Russia at the time, A Russian Journal is free of ideological obsessions. Rather, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of World War II - represented here in Capa´s stirring photographs alongside Steinbeck´s masterful prose. Through it all, we are given intimate glimpses of two artists at the height of their powers, answering their need to document human struggle. This edition features an introduction by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Poe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002496/bk_peng_002496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Among the Russians is a marvellous account of a solitary journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia. A gifted writer and intrepid traveller, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity and relays his extraordinary journey in characteristically lyrical style. This is an enthralling and revealing account of the habits and idiosyncrasies of a fascinating nation, along with a sharp and insightful social commentary on Russian life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Haig. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000234/bk_rhuk_000234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My Russian Family is a three generation family saga about nine family members, involving love, faith, fidelity, and physic phenomena, as you explore the mysterious world of Mother Russia. Social, political, and historical events were included as a backdrop to this easy reading people history of Russia. The raw reality of life, without the filter of Cold War propaganda, is fascinating as Russian people lived and survived in their everyday life. These stories include Lilias mother, who was a daughter of nobility, and Lilias father, who was a peasant that rose in the ranks to Red Army Intelligence and then to the KGB, where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. There are new perspectives of Stalinism, Soviet Power, the Gulag Archipelago, and the KGB, as well as a singular view of historical events, including World War II. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Pearson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140758/bk_acx0_140758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Russian history in the lives of its most important figures - the classic work by prominent Russian historian, one of the founders of Russian historical thought Nikolai Kostomarov. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Leontina Brotskaya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000141/bk_agen_000141_sample.mp3.