Resources for the study of the Russian Federation

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Map of the Russian Federation, 1999. A simple political map of the Russian Federation.
Hostility to socialism, anti-communism and the limits of bourgeois scholarship
By Dave Silver, 28 November 2000. A critical analysis of Robert Service's A History of Twentieth-Century Russia. The author uses a mass of material provided by the post Soviet regime. While the author provides a useful source of certain factual information, on other questions such as the New Economic Policy (NEP) promulgated by Lenin we begin to see the impact of Service's bourgeois liberal ideology.
Everyday Stalinism: Living Standards, Norms and values Of various Groups of Soviet People in the 1920s and 1930s
IDC Publishers, book announcement, 2 October 2001. A new microfiche collection that contains archival material that was declassified in 1993. The contents of the materials provide an insight into the socialist society of the USSR in the 1920s and 1930s.
Class and Power 1917–2000
By author Mike Haynes, book announcement, 29 October 2002. Russia Class and Power 1917–2000 is the first attempt to write a sustained history of the USSR from the left since that society collapsed in 1991. With chapters covering 1917, the revolution's degeneration, the dynamic of Soviet Russia, class relationships and the transition, its themes range from hard economic history to the nature of ideology, personal life and sexual relations in Soviet Russia.
New Labor History: Worker Identity and Experience in Russia, 1840–1918
Book announcement by Boris B. Gorshkov, Auburn University, 18 November 2002. The Allan K. Wildman Group for the Study of Russian Workers and Society is pleased to announce the appearance of the article collection, New Labor History: Worker Identity and Experience in Russia, 1840–1918.
‘All that friendship and solidarity collapsed with the break-up of the USSR’
By Jean-Marie Chauvier, Le Monde diplomatique, March 2004. Soviet history: who's researching what? The archives are sort of open and you can read them freely. But there is not the same demand for books about history as there used to be. The focus of interest is shifting from the Soviet period, the trend is towards the life and times of the Tsars.