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Majority Control and Executive Dominance: Parliament–President Relations in Putin's Russia

Paul Chaisty

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The relationship between the parliament and president has become more majoritarian under the Putin presidency, giving Putin a basis of political support not enjoyed by his predecessor. This chapter ... More


In the Shadow of the Pact

David Wingeate Pike

in In the Service of Stalin: The Spanish Communists in Exile, 1939-1945

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203155
eISBN:
9780191675751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203155.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the impact of the Pact on the Spanish communists; the initial reaction of Thorez and the French communists; the Daladier Government decreeing the abolition of all communist ... More


In France, Inside the Two Camps

David Wingeate Pike

in In the Service of Stalin: The Spanish Communists in Exile, 1939-1945

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203155
eISBN:
9780191675751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203155.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the structure of the German military and civil administration in France; structure of Army Group G; Hitler’s strategic priorities; Operation Attila and the reaction of the ... More


Moscow Redux

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter addresses the suspicious actions of the Russian government toward the 1979 outbreak. It first takes a look at the meeting with Dr. Burgasov, who immediately dismisses the possible ... More


Stalin’s actions and the part played by Litvinov

Sabine Dullin

in Men of Influence: Stalin's Diplomats in Europe, 1930-1939

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622191
eISBN:
9780748651290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622191.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

When Maxim Litvinov became People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs in July 1930, the Soviet diplomatic service had already been functioning for more than ten years. But, it was able to forge its own ... More


The framework of Russian elections

Derek S. Hutcheson

in Parliamentary Elections in Russia: A Quarter-Century of Multiparty Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266281
eISBN:
9780191869211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266281.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

The electoral law in Russia has been more than simply the rulebook for the game; it has become part of the elections game. The chapter examines the major and minor electoral reforms throughout the ... More


Moscow

Sean McMeekin

in The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willy Munzenberg, Moscow's Secret Propaganda Tsar in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098471
eISBN:
9780300130096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098471.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter studies the status of Moscow after the Bolsheviks evacuated European Petrograd for the ancient Russian capital of Muscovy in March 1918, which led to the Moscow Kremlin assuming an ... More


Building Socialism

Sean McMeekin

in The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willy Munzenberg, Moscow's Secret Propaganda Tsar in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098471
eISBN:
9780300130096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098471.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the reasons behind the collapse of Soviet Russia's economy as a result of Bolshevik policies. Much as agricultural production sank to near zero when the Kremlin stepped up its ... More


The Fall of Khrushchev and the Advent of Participatory Bureaucracy

Robert Daniels

in The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106497
eISBN:
9780300134933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106497.003.0027
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Soviet politics may be studied by means of an art of educated guesswork known as Kremlinology, defined as the occult science of deducing what was going on in the Kremlin based on whatever evidence is ... More


The Politburo's Role as Revealed by the Lost Transcripts

Paul Gregory

in The Lost Politburo Transcripts: From Collective Rule to Stalin's Dictatorship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134247
eISBN:
9780300152227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134247.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the origins of the Politburo transcripts and the way they fit with the other documents of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from the interwar period. It suggests that the ... More


The Korean Deportation and Life in Central Asia, 1937–Early 1940s

Jon K. Chang

in Burnt by the Sun: The Koreans of the Russian Far East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824856786
eISBN:
9780824872205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856786.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 7 examines the Korean deportation and the Korean’s new lives in Central Asia. The Koreans began to be deported in late August 1937. The trip to Central Asia by train generally took one month. ... More


Toward the 1948 Debacle

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174860
eISBN:
9780813174877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174860.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

Commander Stassen returned to his naval duties after the San Francisco Conference adjourned. The war in Europe had ended. The United Nations was a major preoccupation in this period, and he used the ... More


Blurring the boundary between civic and ethnic: The Kremlin’s new approach to national identity under Putin’s third term

Helge Blakkisrud

in The New Russian Nationalism: "Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 2000-2015"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410427
eISBN:
9781474418751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410427.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses how the boundary between civic and ethnic has been blurred in official rhetoric during Vladimir Putin’s third term. After 1991, the multi-ethnic ‘Soviet people’ was replaced by ... More


Russia as an anti-liberal European civilisation

Marlene Laruelle

in The New Russian Nationalism: "Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 2000-2015"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410427
eISBN:
9781474418751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410427.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores a major ambiguity in Russia’s state discourse about national identity since Putin’s return to power: that of being increasingly anti-Western while at the same time insisting on ... More


The Last Days of the Cathedral

Konstantin Akinsha, Grigorij Kozlov, and Sylvia Hochfield

in The Holy Place: Architecture, Ideology, and History in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110272
eISBN:
9780300144970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110272.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter marks the point in history wherein the Cathedral of Christ the Savior fell. It narrates how the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks brought about times of trouble for the church. In a ... More


The Russian nationalist movement at low ebb

Alexander Verkhovsky

in Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010-17

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474433853
eISBN:
9781474445207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433853.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines changes in the Russian nationalist movement from Russia’s annexation of Crimea until the State Duma elections in September 2016. Since 2014, the nationalist movement has been ... More


Stalin's Birthday

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts her experience dancing in front of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin on the occasion of his seventieth birthday on December 21, 1949. The Bolshoi Theater invited ... More


Work with Yakobson

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her work with Leonid Veniaminovich Yakobson, one of Russia's great choreographers. Maya worked more often and for a longer time with Yakobson than with ... More


Courting Uncle Joe: Courting Uncle Joe the Theatrics of Soviet-American Matrimony

M. Todd Bennett

in One World, Big Screen: Hollywood, the Allies, and World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835746
eISBN:
9781469601465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837467_bennett.10
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When Joseph E. Davies showed the film Mission to Moscow to Stalin in the Kremlin in May 1943, he and President Roosevelt hoped that the film would demonstrate American goodwill and help convince ... More


First Love

Joel Lobenthal

in Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Subversion in Soviet Ballet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190253707
eISBN:
9780190253745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253707.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

As a teenager, Osipenko fell in love with young film director Vladimir Nahumov. In the fall of 1950, age eighteen, Osipenko joined the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad. Together with the Bolshoi in Moscow, ... More


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