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Russian Adoption Handbook: How to Adopt from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova
John H. MacLean
0595301150
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Adopting a child can be one of life's most rewarding experiences. Unfortunately, complex policies, legal risks, and fewer available children make adopting domestically difficult. International adoption offers a solution to parents yearning for a child of their own.

American parents are now adopting over 5000 children a year from Russia and Eastern Europe. John Maclean's The Russian Adoption Handbook is a comprehensive guide to adopting a child from overseas.

From the pitfalls to the practical, the rewards to the risks, The Russian Adoption Handbook leads parents through the maze of: How the international adoption process works. How to start the process. What you need to know before traveling to Russia and Eastern Europe. Making the most out of your trip--the inside scoop on customs, hotels, and food. The...



Swords and Sustenance
Robert Legvold
0262122642
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The stability of the former Soviet states is threatened by their precarious geopolitical position within a turbulent economic and political environment. Swords and Sustenance explores the complex economic dimension of national security for two key post-Soviet countries, Belarus and Ukraine -- that is, how they have dealt with the challenges posed by internal economic and political reform and their relationships with Russia and the West.

The book first examines how differing commitments to economic and political reform (reform is largely absent in Belarus) affect Belarusian and Ukrainian approaches to security. It then considers the central role of Russia, and how Russian interests and policies toward Belarus and Ukraine limit the two countries' foreign and domestic policy choices. Two chapters...


The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999
Timothy Snyder
030010586X
August 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Foreign Affairs
"[A] fresh and stimulating look at the path to nationhood." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
“The Reconstruction of Nations is a brilliant and fascinating analysis of the subtleties, complexities, and paradoxes of the evolution of nations in Eastern Europe. Snyder highlights the success of contemporary leaders of Poland in bringing an end to the centuries of war, conquest, and ethnic cleansing, which have plagued that part of the world. His study has major implications for all of us who want to understand the processes of state collapse and nation-building in the world.”—Samuel P. Huntington, Chairman, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies


Insight Guide: Russia Belarus & Ukraine (1999)
Insight Guides
0887291759
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Info
Provides everything you need in a guidebook to Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine. Presents invaluable on the spot information on the life history, culture, politics and people of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. All maps are clearly highlighted and numbered to the text and listings of travel details, hotels, eating places, and phone numbers are also presented. Softcover.


Swords and Sustenance
Robert Legvold
0262621827
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The stability of the former Soviet states is threatened by their precarious geopolitical position within a turbulent economic and political environment. Swords and Sustenance explores the complex economic dimension of national security for two key post-Soviet countries, Belarus and Ukraine -- that is, how they have dealt with the challenges posed by internal economic and political reform and their relationships with Russia and the West.

The book first examines how differing commitments to economic and political reform (reform is largely absent in Belarus) affect Belarusian and Ukrainian approaches to security. It then considers the central role of Russia, and how Russian interests and policies toward Belarus and Ukraine limit the two countries' foreign and domestic policy choices. Two chapters...


Democratic Changes and Authoritarian Reactions in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova
Karen Dawisha (Editor)
0521597323
January 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"The chapter by Dawisha...is of utmost interest to anyone studying the theory of comparative politics....The complicated processes in Moldova are expertly described with the help of an astonishing wealth of hard facts." Choice

"This book will be of great interest to those concerned with the issue of processes of democratization in postcommunist states." John B. Dunlop, Slavic Review

Book Description
This volume contains chapters on Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, plus three chapters on Russia's regional politics, its political parties, and the overall process of democratization. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the uneven pattern of political change in these four countries.



Political Parties in Post-Soviet Space
Anatoly Kulik
0275973441
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Anatoly Kulik and Susanna Pshizova have compiled an engaging and comprehensive, cross-national study that explores the stormy political developments in the post-Soviet countries. They gathered essays regarding the formation of the various new democratic institutions of Russia, the Baltic States, the Slavic States, and Moldova. The contributors are all distinguished scholars indigenous to their areas of focus; consequently, they are able to provide a true insider's perspective of the political climates of their respective lands. Kulik and Pshizova have organized the studies into seven generously detailed, nation-specific chapters that permit readers to see the individual party systems in both their sub-regional contexts as well as in their national ones.

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The Reconstruction of Nations
Timothy Snyder
0300095694
Feb 2003
Hardcover
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Foreign Affairs
"[A] fresh and stimulating look at the path to nationhood."

Book Description
Modern nationalism in northeastern Europe has often led to violence and then reconciliation between nations with bloody pasts. In this fascinating book, Timothy Snyder traces the emergence of Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, and Belarusian nationhood over four centuries, discusses various atrocities (including the first account of the massive Ukrainian-Polish ethnic cleansings of the 1940s), and examines Poland’s recent successful negotiations with its newly independent Eastern neighbors, as it has channeled national interest toward peace.

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Belarus: From Soviet Rule to Nuclear Catastrophe
David R. Marples
0312161816
August 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Belarus: From Soviet Rule to Nuclear Catastrophe examines the principal effects of Soviet rule on Belarus as the prelude to a detailed analysis of the medical and social consequences of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl. It places these problems into the contemporary political context and assesses the ability of the newly-independent state to deal with a disaster of such dimensions.


Collaboration in the Holocaust: Crimes of the Local Police in Belorussia and Ukraine, 1941-44
Martin Dean
0312220561
September 2000
Textbook Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Dean, a research fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, has mined numerous archival sources to reconstruct the number, activities, and postwar fate of Nazi collaborators in the Ukraine and Belarus. Hundreds of thousands of civilians, especially Jews, were tortured and killed by these Nazi auxiliaries. Why, then, have the specific details of this story gone untold until now? Dean argues that the Cold War made it politically expedient for the Allies to forget wartime collaboration, while postwar Soviet historiography covered up the extent of the collaboration in order to paint a picture of a unified Soviet people fighting the Nazis. An impressive amount of research backs up sound conclusions. Recommended for larger public libraries, specialized collections, and research libraries.AFrederic Krome, Jacob Rader Marcus...


Collaboration in the Holocaust: Crimes of the Local Police in Belorussia and Ukraine, 1941-44
Martin Dean
1403963711
March 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Dean, a research fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, has mined numerous archival sources to reconstruct the number, activities, and postwar fate of Nazi collaborators in the Ukraine and Belarus. Hundreds of thousands of civilians, especially Jews, were tortured and killed by these Nazi auxiliaries. Why, then, have the specific details of this story gone untold until now? Dean argues that the Cold War made it politically expedient for the Allies to forget wartime collaboration, while postwar Soviet historiography covered up the extent of the collaboration in order to paint a picture of a unified Soviet people fighting the Nazis. An impressive amount of research backs up sound conclusions. Recommended for larger public libraries, specialized collections, and research libraries.AFrederic Krome, Jacob Rader Marcus...


Dangerous Weapons, Desperate States
Gary K. Bertsch
0415922364
June 1999
Hardcover
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Henry Sokolski, Executive Director, Nonproliferation Education Policy Center
"Dangerous Weapons, Desperate States is the most comprehensive review of export control development in the former Soviet Union."

Robert Legvold, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
"Written by an international group of highly expert authors, this is the first book to tackle the four key countries in great, yet accessible, detail."

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Ukraine's Orange Revolution
Andrew Leslie Wilson
0300112904
January 2006
Hardcover
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Review
Anatol Lieven : "Wilson has a rare ability to penetrate beneath the often misleading surface of politics and discover the deeper patterns and processes at work."-Anatol Lieven, author of America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism and Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power

Book Description
The remarkable popular protest in Kiev and across Ukraine following the cooked presidential election of November 2004 has transformed the politics of eastern Europe. Andrew Wilson witnessed the events firsthand and here looks behind the headlines to ascertain what really happened and how it will affect the future of the region.
It is a dramatic story: an outgoing president implicated via secret tape-recordings in corruption and murder; a shadowy world of political cheats and...


Dangerous Weapons, Desperate States
Gary K. Bertsch
0415922372
June 1999
Paperback
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Henry Sokolski, Executive Director, Nonproliferation Education Policy Center
"Dangerous Weapons, Desperate States is the most comprehensive review of export control development in the former Soviet Union."

Robert Legvold, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
"Written by an international group of highly expert authors, this is the first book to tackle the four key countries in great, yet accessible, detail." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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Labour After Soviet Socialism: Autoworkers and Their Unions in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus
David Mandel
1551642425
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The collapse of the Soviet Union led to a period of steep economic decline, followed by economic reform, soaring inflation, corruption and crime. Despite the fact that unions were part of the State and that membership was obligatory, incorporating 98 percent of the labor force, millions of workers were not paid their wages.Based upon an abundance of first-hand material, Labour After Soviet Socialism examines the complex interplay of history, ideology, leadership, state policy and economics, to explain the difficulty workers have encountered in defending their interests.David Mandel, labor scholar and activist, teaches political science at the University of Quebec, Montreal. He is co-founder of the School for Worker Democracy, which conducts rank-and-file labor education in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.


Labour After Soviet Socialism: Autoworkers and Their Unions in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus
David Mandel
1551642433
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The collapse of the Soviet Union led to a period of steep economic decline, followed by economic reform, soaring inflation, corruption and crime. Despite the fact that unions were part of the State and that membership was obligatory, incorporating 98 percent of the labor force, millions of workers were not paid their wages.Based upon an abundance of first-hand material, Labour After Soviet Socialism examines the complex interplay of history, ideology, leadership, state policy and economics, to explain the difficulty workers have encountered in defending their interests.David Mandel, labor scholar and activist, teaches political science at the University of Quebec, Montreal. He is co-founder of the School for Worker Democracy, which conducts rank-and-file labor education in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

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