Russian Section


Andrew, Christopher and Vasili Mitrokhin.  The Sword and The Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB.  New York: Basic Books, 1999. UR. History, Russia, KGB.

Andrew, Christopher and Vasili Mitrokhin.  The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World.  New York: Basic Books 2005. UR. History, Russia, KGB.

Crews, Robert D.  For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia.  Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2006.

Dawisha, Karen.  Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Finn, Peter and Petra Couvee.  The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book.  New York: Pantheon Books, 2014.

Gaddis, John Lewis.  The Cold War: A New History.  New York: The Penguin Press, 2005.

Gessen, Masha.  The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin.  New York: Riverhead Books, 2012.

Grigas, Agnia.  Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire.  New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2016.

Harding, Luke.  Expelled: A Journalist’s Descent Into the Russian Mafia State.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Judah, Ben.  Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin.  New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013.

Kasparov, Garry.  Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped.  With Meg Greengard.  New York: Public Affairs, 2015.

Lunev, Stanislav and Ira Winkler.  Through the Eyes of the Enemy:  Russia’s highest ranking military defector reveals why Russia is more dangerous than ever.  Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 1998.

Massie, Suzanne.  Land of the Firebird: The Beauty of Old Russia.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1980.

Motyl, Alexander J.  Vovochka: The True Confessions of Vladimir Putin’s Best Friend and Confident.  Augusta, Georgia: Amphora Literary Press, 2015.

Pacepa, Ion Mihai and Rychlak, Ronald J.  Disinformation.  Washington, D.C.: WND Books, 2013.

Pipes, Richard.  Russia Under the Old Regime: The History of Civilization.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1974.

Pipes, Richard.  The Russian Revolution.  New York: Alfred A. Knop, 1990.

Pomerantsev, Peter.  Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia.  New York: Public Affairs, 2014.

Remnick, David.  Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire.  New York: Random House, 1993.

Ruud, Charles A. and Sergei A. Stepanov.  Fontanka 16: The Tsars’ Secret Police.  Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Smith, Hedrick.  The Russians.  New York: Times Books, 1983.

Soldatov, Andrei and Irena Borogan.  The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB.  New York: Public Affairs, 2010.

Weinstein, Allen and Alexander Vassiliev.  The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America – The Stalin Era.  New York: Random House, 1999.

Zuckerman, Fredric S.  The Tsarist Secret Police in Russian Society, 1880-1917.  Washington Square, New York: New York University Press, 1996.

Web Articles and Web Sites of Interest

Berlinksi, Claire.  “The Cold War’s Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today’s Middle East.”  Tablet Magazine, June 20, 2012.

Cold War International History Project, Wilson Center.

Dawisha, Karen.  Putin’s Russia.  Website.  2014.

Gneiting, Kelly.  “Russian Red Jihad (It’s Not Islam-ism, it’s Communism).” Independent American Party, October 10, 2012.

Goble, Paul.  “Putin’s New Totalitarianism Relies on ‘Targeted Repression and Mass Manipulation,’ Gudkov Says.”  Stop Fake, August 22, 2016.

Makienko, James.  “Russian hybrid warfare: what are effects-based network operations and how to counteract them.”, November 10, 2014.

Mitrokhin Archive.  Digital Archive.  Wilson Center.

Pacepa, Ion Mihai.  “Russian Footprints: What does Moscow have to do with the recent war in Lebanon?”  National Review Online.  August 24, 2006

Weingarten, Benjamin.  “5 allegations that may have gotten a Russian spy-turned-whistleblower killed by a mini nuclear weapon.”  The Blaze, January 28, 2015.  This article covers Alexander Litvinenko‘s allegations concerning Moscow and terrorism.  Related online and from 2005: — the web serves better for ideas than for trials, but there’s a load of similar KGB-AQ articles online.

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