British scholar, diplomat, politician and businessman, William Edward David Allen, has conducted a thorough geopolitical analysis of the Ukrainian region from Kievan Rus' to the outbreak of World War II. The development of Ukraine and its disputed borders can only be understood when considering the relations between it and Lithuania, Poland, Austria-Hungary, the Scandinavian countries, the Ottoman Empire, the Mongol khanates in the Crimea, the Cossacks and Hetmans and, of course, Tsarist Russia, and later between Germany and the Soviet Union . Allen's story is interesting in terms of the national question, which plagues multinational empires, including all of Ukraine's neighboring states, past and present, and which is still the cause of tension in Ukraine.
The life of little Anya flows measuredly and happily. In the summer - in the village, with blueberry glades, and tall pines and a warm lake. And in the winter in Moscow, with the Tretyakov Gallery and gifts from the Children's World. But one day this life ends. Anna now lives in New York. While her parents are studying at the university, she goes to an American school, eats sandwiches with jam instead of soup, looks for new friends and gets used to walking without a hat on the street. Maria Danilova's story 'Anya here and there' in 2020 entered the final of the Krapivin Children's Literary Prize . This is a story about growing up between two cultures, about how important it is, wherever you are, to know that you can always return home.
New, 19th edition of the bestseller among exercise books for learners of Russian from noted author Serafima Khavronina! Can be use with any beginners level of learning Russian.
Sergei Zhadan was one of the few who grasped our era like a tiger by the tail, saw the funny in its sorrows and the tragic in its joys, described its uniqueness. 'Time moves under your skin,' says Zhadan, 'and if you have thin skin, you can even see it.' And so the managers gather after a hard day at the bar, fat, heavy and inactive middle managers, hustle in the bar like seals, beat with flippers and make sharp shrill sounds, shout over jukeboxes, trample around near karaoke, rush, slapping the floor with their flippers , in the toilet. Ho-ho, they say to each other how good it is that we are all here today, we are middle managers, we always have something to talk about after a busy day, come on, friends, they say to each other, what will we talk about today? About rugby or women?
'Stories about the Motherland' is a bold, almost impudent book. Perhaps the first attempt to give a new - honest, accurate - description of our country in a long time. Real and false patriotism, living Russia and TV-screen Russia, power and people... Dmitry Glukhovsky takes up the most important, most sensitive topics of our life today and speaks about them in the tone in which political jokes were told under the USSR. Sharp, sincere, sore book. Bomb. Laughter through tears. New Literature.
The book is dedicated to the city of Odessa and its history of the XVIII-XIX centuries. The reader will see the streets and houses of the city, famous Odessans and other citizens, their habits and customs. The book is addressed to a wide circle of readers.
Brief content: Forward by President Vladimir V. Putin. The second volume in the series, familiarizes the reader with current and prospective rocket and artillery systems, describes the key priorities of major defense industry enterprises in their research and production activities, and provides information on their present technological status and export capabilities. Here for the first time, considerable details are divulged concerning various theater and tactical missile systems, multiple rocket launch systems, antitank rockets, army surface-to-air missiles (SAM), as well as their specifications and missions.
The book is for those who know Russian very little yet, but would very much love to start reading something basic in terms of the language, not the essence. Short and interesting texts, Russian-English glossary for each text, exercises for classroom and i
Whatever you do, don?t ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn?t want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he?s eager to put the past three months behind him . . . and one event in particular. Unfort
Oksana Zabuzhko, poet and prose writer, is one of the most popular contemporary Ukrainian authors. Her fame has long gone beyond the borders of Ukraine. The novel 'Museum of Abandoned Secrets' is a Ukrainian epic covering a whole century. The country, sp
In 1942, an eighteen-year-old boy, Victor Astafyev, volunteered for the front. He served on the front line, suffered several serious wounds, was awarded the Order of the Red Star and the medal 'For Courage', was discharged in 1945 with the rank of 'ordinary'. The war, seen through the eyes of a simple soldier - one of hundreds of thousands who, in inhuman conditions, daily fight with death - is the central theme in the work of the outstanding Russian writer Viktor Astafyev. The novel 'Cursed and Killed' is the result of many years of reflection and one of the most dramatic, tragic and truthful stories about the war as a 'crime against reason'. The piercing frankness of the writer, his uncompromising unwillingness to hide the 'inconvenient' facts and to embellish the harsh truth, betraying his own memories and memory of the fallen, won the love of millions of readers for Astafyev's works.
Продолжение пособия по развитию навыков аудирования на материале языка СМИ. Включает 5 тем, каждая из которых рассчитана на 8-10 академических часов. Цель пособия - расширение лексического запаса и его систематизация, развитие и совершенствование умений а
Russian-English Dictionary of Russian Army Colloquial Words and Word Combinations. Thematic Russian-English Dictionary (Thesaurus) of Russian Military Colloquial Lexicon, English-Russian Dictionary of American Military Slang, Thematic English-Russian Dictionary (Thesaurus) of American Military Slang.
The Diary is acclaimed writer Andrey Kurkov's first-hand account of the ongoing crisis in his country. From his flat in Kiev, just 500 yards from Independence Square, Kurkov can smell the burning barricades and hear the sounds of grenades and gunshot. Kur
The book includes unique testimonies of the terrible times of Soviet collectivization and the famine in Ukraine.
A young poetess carries her mother's ashes from the Volgograd region to Siberia to be buried at home next to her grandmother and aunt. From Volgograd to Moscow, from Moscow to Novosibirsk and Irkutsk by plane and then fourteen hours by bus through the taiga to the small dead-end town of Ust-Ilimsk. Carefully documenting the ritual of parting, complicated by bureaucratic red tape, the heroine makes her way to the comprehension of sexuality, femininity and death, as well as a new way of describing this experience. Oksana Vasiakina is a poetess, writer, essayist, laureate of the first degree of the Lyceum Prize (2019).