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1682                Brothers Ivan V and Peter I crowned czars
1695-1700      War with Ottoman Empire
1696                Ivan V dies, leaving Peter I as the sole czar
1696-97           Peter’s grand tour of Europe
1700-21           The Great Northern War
1703                St. Petersburg founded
1710-13           War with Ottoman Empire
1713                St. Petersburg declared capital of Russia
1721                Russia declared an Empire
1722-23          War with Persia
1725                Catherine I crowned Empress of Russian Empire
1727                Peter…

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice. Bill Browder. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? Karen Dawisha.New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.
The Fourth Political Theory. Alexander Dugin. London: Arktos, 2012.
Eurasian Mission: An Introduction to Neo-Eurasianism. Alexander Dugin. London: Arktos: 2014.
Putin vs Putin: Vladimir Putin Viewed from the Right. Alexander…

The promise of order and justice after the collapse of the Soviet Union has not been fulfilled in Putin’s Russia, with no political symbol emerging for her national identity. Various social movements and political ideologies—liberalism, communism, Russian Orthodoxy—have offered themselves to define and symbolize Russian society, but none have been able to articulate a concrete political vision that reflects a…

The Other Solzhenitsyn. Daniel J. Mahoney. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press, 2014.
 
Daniel J. Mahoney’s The Other Solzhenitsyn is a much needed reappraisal of the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s place as a writer, philosopher, and political thinker in the English-speaking world where he is caricatured as a Russian nationalist, religious zealot, and political authoritarian. In nine chapters, Mahoney portrays a different Solzhenitsyn…
Dostoevsky Trepanier Avramenko

Dostoevsky's Political Thought. Richard Avramenko and Lee Trepanier, eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.
Sainte Russie. Alain Besançon. Paris: Editions de Fallois, 2012.
 
Dostoevsky’s Political Thought is a collection of essays on the ideas inspired by, arguably, the greatest political minds among the nineteenth-century novelists. The volume is especially successful in depicting Dostoevsky’s criticism of modernity and its “secular social religions.”[i] It fleshes out…

Readers of Dostoevsky’s political novels recognize well that he is engaged in pitched battle against the West for the spiritual direction of Russia and his Russian brethren. He regards Russia as the last bastion of hope in the fight against secularism, materialism, rationalism, and individualism. That Russia is moving in the direction of the West is nothing less than a…


A Novel of Resistance
Mikhail Bulgakov took a long time to settle on the title for his last great work, The Master and Margarita. In the years he worked on it (1928-1940), he referred to the novel by many names, including “Consultant with a Hoof,” “The Great Chancellor,” and “Satan”–all names referring to the central character Woland–the devil–who in the novel…

As Seen in the Films of Woody Allen
Every reading necessarily involves a misreading.1
This is true especially in the case of Fyodor Dostoevsky and has even been codified in the form of the theory of a polyphonism of his novels.2 This theory assumes that Dostoevsky is a withdrawn author, a deus absconditus from his own universe. Nevertheless, a Central European, a…

Soviet Politics: At Home and Abroad. Frederick L. Schuman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946.
 
Professor Schuman has written a comprehensive volume on Soviet politics that will remain the representative treatise for quite some time to come. An introductory part, subtitled "A Book of Origins," deals with Marxism and its penetration into Russia, with the back­ground and career of Lenin, the…