World War I and the Russian Revolution together shaped the twentieth century in profound ways. In The End of Tsarist Russia, acclaimed scholar Dominic Lieven connects for the first time the two events, providing both a history of the First World War's origins from a Russian perspective and an international history of why the revolution happened. Based on exhaustive work in seven Russian archives as well as many non-Russian sources, Dominic Lieven's work is about far more than just Russia. By placing the crisis of empire at its core, Lieven links World War I to the sweep of twentieth-century global history.
This book offers a comprehensive and original analysis and reconceptualization of the compendium of struggles that wracked the collapsing Tsarist empire and the emergent USSR, profoundly affecting the history of the twentieth century.
Обучение речевому общению на уроках английского языка. Методические рекомендации к учебнику
Данное пособие может быть использовано учителями-предметниками в классах как углубленного, так и традиционного изучения английского языка при занятиях по аналогичным темам программы. В пособии представлен материалы по теме "Me and My World"
After his great portrayal of a guilty man in Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky set out in The Idiot to portray a man of pure innocence. The twenty-six-year-old Prince Myshkin, following a stay of several years in a Swiss sanatorium, returns to Russia to collect an inheritance and “be among people.” Even before he reaches home he meets the dark Rogozhin, a rich merchant’s son whose obsession with the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna eventually draws all three of them into a tragic denouement.
Following the death of yet another member of the Baskerville family, the great Sherlock Holmes finds himself on the trail of an unnaturally large devil-like hound. Can he protect the new owner of Baskerville Hall?
Five Best Humorous Stories/ Марк Твен. Лучшие юмористические рассказы
This set of books and audio CD includes five favorite comic stories of Mark Twain. Readers are encouraged not adapted texts of short stories in English and a parallel translation into Russian. On an audio CD recorded by native speakers original texts of short stories. You can also listen to the stories and in Russian in the classical translation and compare the English and Russian versions. Reading and listening texts in their original language, comparing them with translation into Russian, you can appreciate the skill of the writer and at the same time improve their skills in reading, listening, and foreign language translation.
This book is a comprehensive survey of Russian culture, from its origins to the present, this is the only work of its kind. While containing a wealth of factual information, it is primarily a synthesis and an interpretation, and as such it is inevitably of a somewhat controversial nature. Undoubtedly there will be some, for instance, who will not agree with Mr. Miliukov's reading of Russia's religious history, and in particular with his critical attitude towards the part played by the Orthodox church in the modern period. There will be others who probably will find that he underestimates the achievements of Soviet literature and art.