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By Alexander Dugin

All of the political structures of the fashionable age were the goods of 3 unique ideologies: the 1st, and oldest, is liberal democracy; the second one is Marxism; and the 3rd is fascism. The latter have lengthy seeing that failed and handed out of the pages of historical past, and the 1st now not operates as an ideology, yet really as whatever taken with no consideration. the area this present day reveals itself near to a post-political fact - one within which the values of liberalism are so deeply embedded that the typical individual isn't really acutely aware that there's an ideology at paintings round him. consequently, liberalism is threatening to monopolise political discourse and drown the realm in a common sameness, destroying every little thing that makes many of the cultures and peoples particular. in accordance with Alexander Dugin, what's had to holiday via this morass is a fourth ideology - person who will sift during the particles of the 1st 3 to seem for parts that would be valuable, yet that continues to be cutting edge and precise in itself. Dugin doesn't supply a point-by-point application for this new thought, yet quite outlines the parameters in which it could increase and the problems which it needs to tackle. Dugin foresees that the Fourth Political thought will use the instruments and ideas of modernity opposed to itself, to lead to a go back of cultural variety opposed to commercialisation, in addition to the normal worldview of the entire peoples of the realm - albeit inside of a wholly new context. Written via a pupil who's actively influencing the path of Russian geopolitical technique at the present time, The Fourth Political conception is an creation to an idea that could good form the process the world's political destiny. Alexander Dugin (b. 1962) is without doubt one of the best-known writers and political commentators in post-Soviet Russia. as well as the numerous books he has authored on political, philosophical and religious issues, he at present serves at the employees of Moscow kingdom college, and is the highbrow chief of the Eurasia circulation. For greater than a decade, he has additionally been an consultant to Vladimir Putin and others within the Kremlin on geopolitical issues, being a vocal recommend of a go back of Russian strength to the worldwide degree, to behave as a counterweight to American domination.

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Download E-books The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin PDF

By Masha Gessen

A chilling and unflinching portrait of 1 of the main fearsome figures in global politics.
 
       In 1999, the “Family” surrounding Boris Yeltsin went trying to find a successor to the sick and more and more unpopular president. Vladimir Putin, with little or no governmental or administrative experience—he’d been deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, and in brief, director of the key police—nevertheless appeared definitely the right selection: a “faceless” creature whom Yeltsin and his cronies may possibly mildew of their personal photo. Russia and an infatuated West have been decided to determine in him the revolutionary chief in their dreams—even as Putin, with ruthless potency, dismantled the country’s media, wrested regulate and wealth from the enterprise type, and destroyed the delicate mechanisms of democracy. inside of a number of short years, nearly each crisis to his unbridled regulate used to be got rid of and each opposing voice silenced, with political opponents and critics pushed into exile or to the grave.
       Masha Gessen has skilled and said this background firsthand, and brings it as much as its current second of unrest and uncertainty. Her spellbinding account of Putin’s upward push and reign will stand as a vintage of narrative nonfiction.

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Download E-books Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin PDF

By Ben Judah

From Kaliningrad at the Baltic to the Russian some distance East, journalist Ben Judah has travelled all through Russia and the previous Soviet republics, accomplishing broad interviews with President Vladimir Putin's acquaintances, foes, and co-workers, govt officers, enterprise tycoons, mobsters, and usual Russian electorate. 'Fragile Empire' is the fruit of Judah's thorough examine: a probing evaluate of Putin's upward push to energy and what it has intended for Russia and her humans.

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Download E-books Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus PDF

By Oliver Bullough

The jagged peaks of the Caucasus Mountains have hosted a wealthy historical past of numerous international locations, necessary alternate, and constant battle. yet this day the zone is healthier identified for atrocities in Chechnya and the 2008 warfare among Russia and Georgia.

In Let Our status Be Great, journalist and Russian specialist Oliver Bullough explores the attention-grabbing cultural crossroads of the Caucasus, the place Europe, Asia, and the center East intersect. touring via its heritage, Bullough tracks down the countries dispersed via the region’s final 2 hundred years of brutal conflict. full of a compelling mixture of archival study and oral historical past, Let Our reputation Be Great recounts the tenacious survival of peoples who've been relentlessly invaded and persecuted and but woefully overlooked.

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Download E-books Empire: The Russian Empire and Its Rivals PDF

How does one empire fluctuate from one other? Why do empires upward push and fall? What has made empires flourish in a few eras and areas of the realm yet no longer in others? during this large and bold booklet, Dominic Lieven explores where and which means of empire from historic Rome to the current. The important concentration of the e-book is Russia and the increase and fall of the Tsarist and the Soviet Empires. the overpowering majority of works on empire be aware of the ecu maritime powers. Lieven's comparative process highlights the real position performed through Russia within the enlargement of Europe and its upward thrust to worldwide dominance. The e-book contrasts the character, innovations, and destiny of empire in Russia with that of its significant competitors, the Habsburg, Ottoman, and British empires, and considers a large diversity of alternative instances from historical China and Rome to the present-day usa, Indonesia, India, and the eu Union.

Many of the dilemmas of empire persist in contemporary international, and Lieven throws new gentle on one of the most intractable present examples, together with the quandary within the former Soviet Union, the worries in Ulster, and ethnic detoxing within the Balkans. This significant exam of the imperial adventure offers background at the grandest scale, combining bold erudition with stimulating readability.

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Download E-books Empire of the Periphery: Russia and the World System PDF

By Boris Kagarlitsky

Leading author Boris Kagarlitsky deals an formidable account of a thousand years of Russian historical past. Encompassing all key classes in Russia's dramatic improvement, the publication covers every little thing from early settlers, via medieval decline, Ivan the poor - the 'English Tsar', Peter the good, the Crimean warfare and the increase of capitalism, the revolution, the Soviet interval, eventually finishing with the go back of capitalism after 1991.

Setting Russia in the context of the 'World System', as defined through Wallerstein, this can be a significant paintings of historic Marxist concept that's set to turn into a destiny classic.

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Download E-books Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth PDF

By Frederick Kempe

In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev referred to as Berlin "the such a lot risky position on earth." He knew what he used to be conversing approximately.

Much has been written in regards to the Cuban Missile drawback a yr later, however the Berlin problem of 1961 was once extra decisive in shaping the chilly War-and extra perilous. It was once in that scorching summer season that the Berlin Wall used to be developed, which might divide the realm for one more twenty-eight years. Then months later, and for the 1st time in background, American and Soviet combating males and tanks stood arrayed opposed to every one different, merely yards aside. One mistake, one anxious soldier, one overzealous commander-and the tripwire will be sprung for a warfare that may perhaps move nuclear in a heartbeat.

On one aspect used to be a tender, untested U.S. president nonetheless reeling from the Bay of Pigs catastrophe and a humiliating summit assembly that left him greedy for methods to reply. it should upload as much as be one of many worst first-year international coverage performances of any smooth president. at the different facet, a Soviet most advantageous hemmed in through the chinese language, East Germans, and hardliners in his personal govt. With an all-important get together Congress drawing close, he knew Berlin intended the variation not just for the Kremlin's carry on its empire-but for his personal carry at the Kremlin.

Neither guy quite understood the opposite, either attempted cynically to control occasions. And so, week through week, they crept toward the brink.

Based on a wealth of latest records and interviews, choked with fresh-sometimes startling-insights, written with immediacy and drama, Berlin 1961 is a rare examine key occasions of the 20th century, with strong purposes to those early years of the twenty-first.

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Download E-books The Putin Corporation: The Story of Russia's Secret Takeover PDF

By Yuri Felshtinsky, Vladimir Pribylovsky

Impressive.' TLS 'Dodgy bargains and terrible murders.' New Statesman publication of the yr ‘Explosive.’ day-by-day Telegraph Welcome to the Putin company. Russia’s March 2012 presidential election confirmed that Vladimir Putin’s place is unassailable. Why is he on target to steer Russia for an extended interval than Stalin? Is Russia experimenting with a brand new kind of tyranny, the place the complete kingdom is administered like a enterprise for a small workforce of shareholders? in response to meticulous study, The Putin company investigates the intimate courting among Russia’s oligarchs and Vladimir Putin. Why do they enable their financial, monetary, country and company pursuits to be run via a guy who used to be in Soviet occasions an vague KGB officer stationed in East-Berlin?

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Download E-books Cancer Ward: A Novel (FSG Classics) PDF

By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Cancer Ward examines the connection of a bunch of individuals within the melanoma ward of a provincial Soviet health center in 1955, years after Stalin's loss of life. We see them less than common conditions, and in addition reexamined on the 11th hour of sickness. jointly they characterize a awesome cross-section of latest Russian characters and attitudes. The studies of the critical personality, Oleg Kostoglotov, heavily mirror the author's personal: Solzhenitsyn himself grew to become a sufferer in a melanoma ward within the mid-1950s, on his free up from a exertions camp, and later recovered. Translated by means of Nicholas Bethell and David Burg.

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