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.

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

Putin, Vladimir.  First Person: An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait by Russia’s President.  With Nataliya Gevorkyan, Natalya Timakova, and Andrei Kolesnikov.  Catherine A. Fitzpatrick, Translator.  New York: Public Affairs, 2000.

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.

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.

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 lode of similar KGB-AQ articles online.


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