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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 258–264.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Nelly Bekus Some of the state's recent initiatives have sought to reappropriate ethno-cultural and pre-Soviet history and tradition, shaping a new politics of identity. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Belarus identity...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 277–282.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Shavkat Mirziyoyev Islam Karimov democratic reforms Soviet Union authoritarianism Islam Central Asia labor migration 277 [L]abor migration brought the country to a point of no return: millions of the poorest Uzbeks could no longer be cut off from the rest of the world . . . Uzbekistan...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 285–287.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Vory Russia's Super Mafia organized crime Russia Soviet Union corruption Vladimir Putin Donald Trump Hundreds of books, in dozens of lan-guages, have been written about the so-called Russian Mafiya and the vory, the thieves of Soviet and post-Soviet organized- crime gangs. Many of...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 258–263.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Theodore P. Gerber “The fall of the Soviet Union sparked hopes that a Russian middle class would emerge and thrive, but so far it has not.” Second in a series on social mobility around the world . © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 258–263.
Published: 01 October 2017
... maintain its independence from the West. IDEOLOGY AND INFLUENCE It is hard to delineate where Russia s issues with identity and ideology end and where its practical policy choices begin. During the Cold War and after, many observers and scholars argued over whether the Soviet Union s foreign policy was gov...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Ronald Grigor Suny The Soviet Union was an empire within which nations old and new developed, changed, and eventually became self-sufficient enough to opt out. In the first quarter-century since the disintegra-tion of the Soviet Union and the collapse of self-described communism, the legacy of...
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Current History (2017) 116 (788): 88–94.
Published: 01 March 2017
... organized labor strikes communism trade unions unemployment capitalism Eastern Europe Soviet Union Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Hungary Poland Romania Slovakia Slovenia 88 After the fall of communism, the restructuring of labor became an integral part of the larger project of...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 284–286.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Joshua Lustig In her latest and most ambitious work, the oral historian Svetlana Alexievich assembles a chorus of ambivalent memories of an empire's collapse and the wrenching quarter-century since. Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets , by Svetlana Alexievich Random House , 2016...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 258–263.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Oxana Shevel The fundamental dilemma in Ukraine's decommunization process is how to undo the legal, institutional, and historical legacy of the Soviet era without repeating the Soviet approach of mandating one ‘correct’ interpretation of the past … © 2016 Current History. All rights reserved...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 270–276.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Marianne Kamp While Soviet efforts to promote gender equality are not openly celebrated, the idea planted in the region during that now-disdained era—that men and women should be equal under the law—is still holding fast. 270 While Soviet efforts to promote gender equality are not openly...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 264–269.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Soviet Union workers peasants labor relations Vladimir Putin industrialization monotowns communism capitalism 264 Workers form the exemplary class of economic, social, and psychological losers of the postcommunist transition. Working-Class Resilience in Russia JEREMY MORRIS Ever since...
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Current History (2015) 114 (770): 108–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Kaliningrad oblast enclave exclave Crimea Soviet Cold war testing leadership network presence Terras force Wales Article 108 Nearly every senior official in Poland and the Baltic countries expressed great unease. Political leaders and military commanders in the region increasingly warned...
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Current History (2014) 113 (766): 305–311.
Published: 01 November 2014
... exclusive Security Council, reflecting the interna- tional power relations of the mid-twentieth centu- ry, is still able to use a veto to influence politics in ways not possible at the League (in 1945, this was the price for US and Soviet participation). The UN s declarations and resolutions remain...
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Current History (2014) 113 (766): 318–323.
Published: 01 November 2014
... interests. This tendency reached its height in the Cold War struggles between the United States and the Soviet Union, when the consequent genocides or politicides, according to one study, proliferated at a rate of roughly one a year. Toynbee had seen what was coming much earlier, noting during the Asia...
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Current History (2014) 113 (766): 299–304.
Published: 01 November 2014
... East colonies imperial depression bolshevik soviet Clark suffering cost Caucasus Gallipoli Galicia Yugoslavia Japan Turkey parallax 299 World War I was the first mass episode of the twentieth century. The death of over 10 million soldiers, mostly Europeans, plunged entire societies...
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Current History (2014) 113 (766): 324–328.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Patricia clavin economic economics consequences peace economy world war one Europe civilization globalization great war France Germany Russia czar czarist debt reparations dominate ottoman empire Wilson east Asia Middle East colonies imperial depression bolshevik soviet...
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Current History (2014) 113 (766): 329–331.
Published: 01 November 2014
... holds sway in Russia. Some analysts have posited closer parallels, logically enough, between Putin s approach to the Russian near abroad after the fall of the Soviet Union and the destabilizing effects of German irredentism in the 1930s. For me, the Ukrainian crisis calls most readily to mind the...
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Current History (2014) 113 (766): 332–334.
Published: 01 November 2014
... cooperative postwar order, he contrasts with it both the compromises (even an alliance) that the new Soviet state was willing to make with autocratic Germany and the impossible hubris of America s uncompromising president. He thus rearranges the dynamics that have often featured in popular narratives of the...
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Current History (2014) 113 (766): 312–317.
Published: 01 November 2014
... national self-determination nationalism internationalism hegemony world war one Europe civilization globalization great war trenches France Germany Russia czar czarist dominate ottoman empire Wilson east Asia Middle East colonies imperial depression bolshevik soviet Clark...
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Current History (2014) 113 (765): 259–264.
Published: 01 October 2014
... Vladimir West collapse communism Crimea Donbas Donbass invasion Russian cold war MH17 rebel Obama maidan USSR soviet protests Cossack hundred titushki orange Lypynsky Poroshenko Malaysian Kremlin Nato EU Brics revolution protest 259 The chain of events that began in...