Russian Court Memoirs 1914-16:With Some Account of Court, Social and Political Life in Petrograd Before and Since the War (Classic Reprint) Unknown Author
Today, when Russia has regained its power on the world stage and Putin is restoring many of the old traditions and systems, it is helpful to understand what Russia was like at the time of transformation set in motion by Gorbachev and continued by Yeltsin. For a time Russia went through a period called ´´glasnost´´ and ´´perestroika´´ when all things seemed possible and a spirit of democracy was in the air. The Soviet Union was breaking up and everyday citizens were imagining a new democratic future, though this restructuring soon led to a rampant period of new capitalism and crime, before the crackdown and new economic transformation under Putin. Before the Modern Russian Revolution is a look back at this time of rapid change be a sociologist and anthropologist who traveled to the Russia and other countries that were then part of the Soviet Union. She traveled there three times between 1987 and 1990. This book describes her journey there in 1988 as part of a citizen diplomacy group that offered an opportunity to make personal connections with people in all walks of life. It is an engaging personal account of a journey to the Soviet Union done the ´´citizen diplomacy´´ way - meeting people face to face in their homes, schools, churches, courtrooms, and marketplaces. It takes you to the heart of Soviet daily life, where you will meet working mothers, the new entrepreneurs, lawyers, artists, journalist, psychologists, and others. While providing a marked contrast to the lifestyle of Russians today, these portraits help to provide insight into the new society Russia has become. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stacey Melotte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082771/bk_acx0_082771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Triple Whammy and Other Russian Stories: A Memoir:New Academia Publishing/VELLUM Louis Menashe
Memoirs of a Russian Governor (Classic Reprint): S. D. Urusov
Memoirs of the Russian Revolution (Classic Reprint): George V. Lomonossoff
Rasskaz o zhiznennom puti i tvorchestve M. Ju. Lermontova «Slovo o Lermontove». Chitaet avtor. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Irakly Andronikov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000372/bk_agen_000372_sample.mp3.
Whatever Tolstoy wrote he addresses to the voice that lies in the bottom of human soul and using passionate word or bright images, full of truth, make this voice sounds firm and long. It explains the popularity of his name and his works far more than borders of Russia and the attention that he wakes up in Western Europe and America by his, even small content, works... Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Galina Samojlova. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000055/bk_zaot_000055_sample.mp3.
The Tracking of a Russian Spy exhibits the harrowing consequences that can emerge when love, or something like it, intersects with modern-day espionage. Swenson details the perplexing set of events that follow his encounter with a beautiful stranger in a dusky New York City nightclub. The woman in question is Katya and as the two grow closer Swenson wonders whether there might be more to this woman than she lets on. His suspicions are only confirmed when, in the summer of 2010, Katya disappears after the arrest of ten Russian Americans charged with spying for the Kremlin, one of whom is the now infamous Anna Chapman. In search for answers that have occupied him for more than two years, Swenson makes a sojourn to Moscow where the account of a relationship cut short emerges as a panoramic take on high-tech espionage, Soviet ´´closed cities´´, ongoing vestiges of the Cold War, and, perhaps, the ways in which secrets and attractions exist in a pervasively networked world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019588/bk_adbl_019588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Secrets of success and wealth from Jack Ma - a man named by Forbes as the most influential businessman in Asia! Jack Ma´s small Internet company, which provides small enterprises the opportunity to sell their goods and services, since its start in 1999 has turned into a large company, with value exceeding $231 billion! The Alibaba group includes Alibaba.com, Yahoo! China, Alibaba Pictures, and even payment system Alipay. A billionaire, a well-known philanthropist, and one of the 30 most powerful people in the world, Jack Ma behaves in a reserved and modest manner in public. He is a person who has created a real revolution in Internet commerce and has achieved incredible success. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Maxim Kireev. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000504/bk_zaot_000504_sample.mp3.
Ektakl´ posvjashhen ital´janskomu skripachu-virtuozu i kompozitoru Nikkolo Paganini (1782-1840). Unikal´naja zhizn´ virtuoza i kompozitora privlekala vnimanie pisatelej raznyh stran. V spektakle ispol´zovana muzyka iz proizvedenij N. Paganini, L. Bethovena, F. Lista. Please Note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Mark Bernes, Konstantin Nazarov, Leonid Titov, Yury Levitsky, Elisaveta Sergeeva, Dmitry Koznov, Georgy Kulikov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000269/bk_agen_000269_sample.mp3.