Moscow In The Making

Author: Ernest Simon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317609824
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This book, published in 1937, reported on a four week visit to Moscow in 1936 to study the making of Moscow as a showpiece Soviet capital. At its core was the 1935 General Plan for the Reconstruction of Moscow but the book was a study of planning in the Soviet rather than the Western sense. Thus it covered many aspects of the city’s social and economic life including industry and finance, education and housing production as well as governance and town planning. Much first hand detail is included, based on the visit and the authors’ meetings with Soviet officials and citizens that illustrate various points, usually in praise. The book made a significant contribution towards the growing arguments in 1930s Britain and other parts of the Anglophone world for a bolder, more comprehensive and more state-led approach to planning. In turn these arguments had an important impact in shaping the policies adopted in the 1940s.

Moscow In The Making

Author: Ed Simon
Publisher: Hesperides Press
ISBN: 1406736864
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Originally published in 1913. Author: Henri Lichtenberger Language: English Keywords: History Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.Keywords: English Keywords 1900s Language English Artwork

Making The New Post Soviet Person

Author: Jarrett Zigon
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900418371X
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The post-Soviet years have widely been interpreted as a period of intense moral questioning, debate, and struggle. Despite this claim, few studies have revealed how this moral experience has been lived and articulated by Russians themselves. This book provides an intimate portrait of how five Muscovites have experienced the post-Soviet years as a period of intense refashioning of their moral personhood, and how this process can only be understood at the intersection of their unique personal experiences, a shared Russian/Soviet history, and increasingly influential global discourses and practices. The result is a new approach to understanding everyday moral experience and the processes by which new moral persons are cultivated.

My Moscow Circus

Author: Natasha Lance Rogoff
Publisher: AtRandom
ISBN: 9780812991598
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My Moscow Circus is the story of an American woman's quixotic journey to Russia to produce Sesame Street on location in Moscow. Assassinations, bombings, threats, and militia violence interfere with the producers' attempts to lift the spirits of Russian children and to figure out just what will make them laugh. Rogoff's account of her foolishness, fearlessness, and passion to make things better in Russia offers readers a vivid and surprising portrait of Russia.

The Foundations Of Ostpolitik The Making Of The Moscow Treaty Between West Germany And The Ussr

Author: Julia von Dannenberg
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199228191
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Based on recently released archival sources, this book is the first systematic analysis of the German-Soviet negotiations leading to the conclusion of the Moscow Treaty of August 1970. This treaty was the linchpin of the 'New Ostpolitik' launched by Chancellor Willy Brandt's government as a policy of reconciliation and an attempt to normalize relations with the countries of the Eastern bloc.Focusing on the decision-making processes, both within the German domestic political system as well as within the international context, this study offers a new interpretation of the shift from confrontational to détente politics at this time, arguing that the Moscow Treaty was the product of various interrelated domestic and external factors.As Dannenberg shows, the change of government to a Social-Liberal coalition was the first important precondition for Ostpolitik, while the speedy conclusion of the Moscow Treaty owed much to the high degree of secrecy and centralization that characterized Brandt's policy-making and that of his small coterie of advisors. However, Brandt's predominance in the decision-making process does not mean that he alone determined the direction of policy. His room for manoeuvre was, amongst other things,constrained by his coalition's narrow parliamentary majority as well as the Western Allies' special rights. On the other hand, German-Soviet trade expansion, public opinion, and the emerging international interest in détente in the mid-1960s were crucial factors favouring Ostpolitik.It was in this configuration of circumstances that Brandt placed himself at the forefront of the movement towards détente between East and West by introducing his bold diplomatic design - one that had the reunification of Germany as its ultimate goal.

Outside Moscow

Author: Donna Bahry
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231062909
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This book explores the puzzling phenomenon of new veiling practices among lower middle class women in Cairo, Egypt. Although these women are part of a modernizing middle class, they also voluntarily adopt a traditional symbol of female subordination. How can this paradox be explained? An explanation emerges which reconceptualizes what appears to be reactionary behavior as a new style of political struggle--as accommodating protest. These women, most of them clerical workers in the large government bureaucracy, are ambivalent about working outside the home, considering it a change which brings new burdens as well as some important benefits. At the same time they realize that leaving home and family is creating an intolerable situation of the erosion of their social status and the loss of their traditional identity. The new veiling expresses women's protest against this. MacLeod argues that the symbolism of the new veiling emerges from this tense subcultural dilemma, involving elements of both resistance and acquiescence.

The Foundations Of Ostpolitik

Author: Julia Von Dannenberg
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Using recently released archival sources, this is an analysis of the processes by which the West German government negotiated the Moscow Treaty with the Soviet Union in 1970 - the foundation of West German Ostpolitik.

The Making Of Informal States

Author: D. Isachenko
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230392067
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Using the cases of Northern Cyprus and Transdniestria, the author examines state-building as practiced by informal states. Exploring symbolic and economic dimensions of state-building projects and using insights from political sociology, she investigates how they function under circumstances of non-recognition.

Moscow Blue

Author: Philip Kurland
ISBN: 1456606220
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Lee Crocker is an international trader who spends most of his days in the USSR where he hopes to put together the mega deal that could only be pulled off in Russia. He knows the odds against success are high but he finds himself involved in an unbelievable multi-billion deal that involves the U.S.Government and the Russian military. But he never contemplated getting involved in murder.

The Making Of The State Reader

Author: Evgeny Dobrenko
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804780384
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A history of the shaping of the reader of Soviet literature, the State appropriation of the reader. Literature from the revolutionary and Soviet eras performed substantive political and ideological functions in the authorities' overall system (which included the publishing business, the book trade, and schools) aimed at ultimately creating a new Soviet person. This book shows how people from various social classes, in a dynamic unknown in pre-Soviet history, not only consumed the products of a new culture but in fact created that culture.