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Becoming A Romanov. Grand Duchess Elena Of Russia And Her World (1807-1873)

Becoming A Romanov. Grand Duchess Elena Of Russia And Her World (1807-1873)

by Marina Soroka

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|May 28, 2015

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The Russian Great Reforms of the 1860s were the last major modernizing effort by the Romanov dynasty. From 1855 to 1861, Grand Duchess Elena, born Princess Charlotte of Württemberg (1807-1873), acted as the spokeswoman for the reform-minded circles of Russian…
My Life for the Book: The Memoirs of a Russian Publisher
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Available at long last, this volume is the posthumous memoir of a peasant from the depths of old Russia who rose to great wealth and influence as his country's most successful publisher. Though never fully literate, Ivan Dmitrievich Sytin (1851-1934) was a…
The Constant Diplomat: Robert Ford in Moscow
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During his tenure as ambassador Ford was in frequent contact with Moscow's rulers and aware of their struggles, hopes, plans, and fears. Although they appeared powerful, Ford insisted that they sat uneasily on their Kremlin thrones. He showed their shortcomings…
Fighting Words: Imperial Censorship and the Russian Press, 1804-1906
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Censorship took many forms in Imperial Russia. First published in 1982, Fighting Words focuses on the most common form: the governmental system that screened written works before or after publication to determine their acceptability. Charles A. Ruud shows that,…
Fontanka 16: The Tsars' Secret Police
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From police headquarters at Fontanka 16 to the secret offices in major Russian post offices where specialists opened and read correspondence, the Okhranka blanketed the huge Russian empire with a network of secret agents and informers. In many cases they were…
Russian Entrepreneur: Publisher Ivan Sytin of Moscow, 1851-1934
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Only in the 1960s did the Soviet government begin to praise Sytin as an important figure in the publishing industry. He is still virtually unknown in the West. Ruud brings Sytin to the forefront of the enterprising capitalists of his time, a group that…