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100.214, Fall 2017

Brooks, Jeff, Fall 2017
MSEL Reserves
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1. Ballada o soldate: Ballad of a soldier Video/Film, DVD in Russian
directed by Grigori Chukhrai ; a Mosfilm Studio Production ; scenario, Valentin Yoshov… 1959.

A soldier-boy earns a ten-day leave to go home to his mother by performing a desparate act of bravery at the front. On the way home he has many small adventures.
2. Brat: Brother Video/Film, DVD in Russian
Kinokompanii͡a "STV" ; rezhisser i st͡senarist, Alekseĭ Balabanov. 2000.

"Danila Bagrov, just demobbed from the army, returns to his quiet, provincial home town. But life is monotonous and boring in this Russian backwoods, so he is heading for faraway Petersburg, to his elder brother who, as he heard, is doing quite well there and might help his…
3. The captain's daughter Book, Print in English
by Alexander Pushkin ; introduction by Robert Chandler ; translated from the Russian by… 2014.

Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837,

A Sergeant of the Guards -- The Guide -- The Fortress -- The Duel -- Love -- The Pugachov Rebellion -- The Attack -- An Uninvited Guest -- Parting -- The Seige -- The Rebel Camp -- The Orphan -- Arrest -- The Tribunal -- Omitted chapter -- Note on Names -- Pushkin and History…
Vladislav M. Zubok ; with a new preface by the author. 2009.

Zubok, V. M. (Vladislav Martinovich)

"In this widely praised book, Vladislav Zubok argues that Western interpretations of the Cold War have erred by exaggerating either the Kremlin's pragmatism or its aggressiveness. Explaining the interests, aspirations, illusions, fears, and misperceptions of the Kremlin leaders…
5. Great short works of Leo Tolstoy Book, Print in English
with an introduction by John Bayley ; in the translations by Louise and Aylmer Maude. 2004.

Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910.

A collection of novellas by the distinguished Russian writer, with supplementary critical and biographical background.
6. High noon Video/Film, DVD in English, Spanish
Rosemont Productions International ; produced by Ted Bauman ; teleplay by Carl Foreman… 2000.

Just as a lawman prepares to leave his dangerous career and settle down with a new bride, a vicious killer returns to town seeking vengeance.
Arkady Ostrovsky. 2015.

Ostrovsky, Arkady, 1971-

"A highly original narrative history by The Economist's Moscow bureau chief that does for modern Russia what Evan Osnos did for China in The Age of Ambition. The end of communism and breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of euphoria around the world, but Russia today is…
8. Ivan Vasilievich: back to the future Video/Film, DVD in Multiple languages
Ruscico ; script, Vladlen Bakhnov, Leonid Gaiday ; director, Leonid Gaiday. 1973.

"Non-science fictional, not entirely realistic and not exactly historical film" based on Mikhail Bulgakov's play "Ivan Vassilievich". Inventor Shurik (Demyanenko) has constructed in his regular Moscow apartment a time machine. Accidentally it sends Ivan the Terrible's namesake…
9. Leviafan: Leviathan Video/Film, DVD in Russian, English, French
Non-Stop Production ; Non-stop prodakshn ; Aleksandr Rodni͡anskiĭ, Sergeĭ Melʹkumov… 2014.

  • Левиафан
  • a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Non-Stop Production ; Нон-стоп продакшн ; Александр Роднянский, Сергей Мелькумов представляют фильм Андрея Звягинцева ; режиссер Андрей Звягинцев ; продюсер Александр Роднянский, Сергей Мелькумов ; сценарий Олег Негин, Андрей Звягинцев
Kolya lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma. The town's corrupt mayor is determined to take away his business, his…
W. Bruce Lincoln. 1978.

Lincoln, W. Bruce.

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11. Notes from underground Book, Print in English
Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. 1993.

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881.

12. Padenie Berlina: The Fall of Berlin Video/Film, DVD in Russian
Moskovskai͡a ordena lenina kinostudii͡a "Mosfilʹm" ; st͡senariĭ, P. Pavlenko, M.… 2006.

  • Падение Берлина:The Fall of Berlin
  • International Historic Films presents ; Московская Ордена ленина Киностудия "Мосфильм" ; Сценарий, П. Павленко, М. Чиаурели ; Постановка, Михаила Чиаурели = International Historic Films presents ; Mosfilm ; Screenplay, P. Pavlenko, M. Chiaureli ; Director, Mikhail Chiaureli
Heroic Joseph Stalin inspires the troops to defeat a cowering Hitler in this no-expense-spared dramatization of the fall of Berlin in 1945. Presented to Stalin as a 70th-birthday gift but pulled from circulation in 1953, the film was made on Agfacolor stock removed from Germany…
Alexander Polunov ; edited by Thomas C. Owen and Larissa G. Zakharova ; translated by… 2005.

Polunov, A. I͡U. (Aleksandr I͡Urʹevich), 1966-

On the path to reform -- "A time of external slavery and internal freedom" -- A colossus with feet of clay -- The end of serfdom -- The great reforms : sources and consequences -- Russia's economy and finances after the emancipation of the serfs…
14. Russian history: a very short introduction Book, Print in English
Geoffrey Hosking. 2012.

Hosking, Geoffrey A.

1. Kievan Rus and the Mongols -- 2. formation of the Muscovite state -- 3. Russian Empire and Europe -- 4. responsibilities and dangers of the empire -- 5. Reform and revolution -- 6. Soviet Union's turbulent rise -- 7. Soviet Union: triumph, decline, and fall.
15. Secondhand time: the last of the Soviets Book, Print in English
Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich. 2017.

Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948-

Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style of oral history, Secondhand Time is a monument to the collapse of the USSR, charting the decline of Soviet culture and speculating on what will rise from the ashes of Communism. As in all her books, Alexievich gives…
16. Stalin: new biography of a dictator Book, Print in English
Oleg V. Khlevniuk ; translated by Nora S. Favorov. 2015.

Khlevni͡uk, O. V. (Oleg Vitalʹevich)

Joseph Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk's estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were victims of…
18. Women in Russia, 1700-2000 Book, Print in English
Barbara Alpern Engel. 2004.

Engel, Barbara Alpern.

Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Julia and Robin Whitby. 1992.

Aleksievich, Svetlana.