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Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series


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The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Russian and East European Studies.

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Innovation and Modernization in Contemporary Russia Science Towns, Technology Parks and Very Limited Success

Innovation and Modernization in Contemporary Russia: Science Towns, Technology Parks and Very Limited Success

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By Imogen Sophie Kristin Wade
July 29, 2022

This book examines how technological modernisation and innovation policies have been implemented in Russia from the Soviet era to the present day. It discusses how since about 2000 the Russian state has attempted to address the country’s excessive dependence on natural resources by implementing an ...

Stalin’s Early Cold War Foreign Policy Southern Neighbours in the Shadow of Moscow, 1945-1947

Stalin’s Early Cold War Foreign Policy: Southern Neighbours in the Shadow of Moscow, 1945-1947

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By Jamil Hasanli
July 14, 2022

Hasanli uses a range of newly available archival sources to unveil key aspects of the Soviet Union’s relations with its southern neighbours in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Covering relations with Turkey, Iran and China, Hasanli examines how Stalin strategized Soviet influence ...

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Historical and Political Perspectives

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Historical and Political Perspectives

1st Edition

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Edited By M. Hakan Yavuz, Michael Gunter
July 01, 2022

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the long-running dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Armenian-majority region of Azerbaijan. It outlines the historical development of the dispute, explores the political and social aspects of the conflict, ...

Disinformation, Narratives and Memory Politics in Russia and Belarus

Disinformation, Narratives and Memory Politics in Russia and Belarus

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Forthcoming

Edited By Agnieszka Legucka, Robert Kupiecki
June 29, 2022

This book examines the ways in which Russia and Belarus use disinformation, "weaponised" historical narratives, and the politics of memory for domestic and foreign policy purposes, utilising these factors to justify aggressive foreign policy in defensive terms and, domestically, for legitimating ...

Russia's Food Revolution The Transformation of the Food System

Russia's Food Revolution: The Transformation of the Food System

1st Edition

By Stephen K. Wegren
May 06, 2022

This book analyzes the food revolution that has occurred in Russia since the late 1980s, documenting the transformation in systems of production, supply, distribution, and consumption. It examines the dominant actors in the food system; explores how the state regulates food; considers changes in ...

Shamanism in Siberia Sound and Turbulence in Cursing Practices in Tuva

Shamanism in Siberia: Sound and Turbulence in Cursing Practices in Tuva

1st Edition

By Mally Stelmaszyk
March 29, 2022

The focus of this book is on the phenomenon of cursing in shamanic practice and everyday life in Tuva, a former Soviet republic in Siberia. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork where the author interacted with a wide range of people involved in cursing practices, the book examines Tuvans’ ...

Queering Russian Media and Culture

Queering Russian Media and Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Galina Miazhevich
February 28, 2022

This book explores how queerness and representations of queerness in media and culture are responding to the shifting socio-political, cultural and legal conditions in post-Soviet Russia, especially in the light of the so-called ‘antigay’ law of 2013. Based on extensive original research, the book ...

The State and Big Business in Russia Understanding Kremlin–Business Relations in the Early Putin Era

The State and Big Business in Russia: Understanding Kremlin–Business Relations in the Early Putin Era

1st Edition

By Tina Jennings
December 29, 2021

This book presents a study of the complex relationship between the Russian state and big business during Vladimir Putin’s first two presidential terms (2000–2008). Based on extensive original research, it focuses on the interaction of Russia’s political executive with the ‘oligarchs’. It shows how ...

The Russian Minorities in the Former Soviet Republics Secession, Integration, and Homeland

The Russian Minorities in the Former Soviet Republics: Secession, Integration, and Homeland

1st Edition

By Anna Batta
December 09, 2021

This book explores the differing treatment of Russian minorities in the non-Russian republics which seceded from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Providing detailed case studies, it explains why intervention by Russia occurred in the case of Ukraine, despite Ukraine’s benevolent and inclusive ...

Tatarstan's Autonomy within Putin's Russia Minority Elites, Ethnic Mobilization, and Sovereignty

Tatarstan's Autonomy within Putin's Russia: Minority Elites, Ethnic Mobilization, and Sovereignty

1st Edition

By Deniz Dinç
December 14, 2021

This book explores how the Volga Tatars, the largest ethnic minority within the Russian Federation, a Muslim minority, achieved a great deal of autonomy for Tatarstan in the years 1988 to 1992, but then lost this autonomy gradually over the course of the Putin era. It sets the issue in context, ...

Russia's Far North The Contested Energy Frontier

Russia's Far North: The Contested Energy Frontier

1st Edition

Edited By Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen, Shinichiro Tabata, Daria Gritsenko, Masanori Goto
September 30, 2021

The Russian Far North is immensely rich in resources, both energy and other resources, and is also one of the least developed regions of Russia. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the region. It examines resource issues and the related environmental problems, considers the Arctic and ...

The City in Russian Culture

The City in Russian Culture

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Edited By Pavel Lyssakov, Stephen M Norris
September 30, 2021

Cities are constructed and organized by people, and in turn become an important factor in the organization of human life. They are sites of both social encounter and social division and provide for their inhabitants “a sense of place”. This book explores the nature of Russian cities, outlining the ...

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