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Bouis, Antonina W.

Works: 84 works in 224 publications in 1 language and 14,491 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Author
Classifications: PG3476.R87, 891.7344
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Antonina W Bouis
Moscow and beyond, 1986-1989 by Andreĭ Sakharov( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den sovjetiske forfatter (1921-1989) fortæller om sit arbejde for fred og nedrustning efter at han i 1986 vendte tilbage til Moskva efter 7 år i ufrivillig isolation
The magical chorus : a history of Russian culture from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn by Solomon Volkov( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the reign of Tsar Nicholas II to the brutal cult of Stalin to the ebullient, uncertain days of perestroika, nowhere has the inextricable relationship between politics and culture been more starkly illustrated than in twentieth-century Russia. In the first book to fully examine the intricate and often deadly interconnection between Russian rulers and Russian artists, cultural historian Solomon Volkov (who experienced firsthand many of the events he describes) brings to life the human stories behind some of the greatest masterpieces of our time
Putin's Russia by Lilii︠a︡ Shevt︠s︡ova( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Putin's ascent to power, Russian leadership and Russia have changed dramatically. A pragmatic manager, Putin has tamed the Russian elite and arrogant tycoons, pushed forward economic reforms previously stalled under Yeltsin, and instituted a pro-Western foreign policy. He has accomplished all of this while maintaining a 70 per cent approval rating
Fatal half measures : the culture of democracy in the Soviet Union by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't die before you're dead by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amusing look at the failed coup by Communist hardliners against President Gorbachev in August of 1991. The event is recounted through the eyes of such characters as a Red Army marshall, a jilted husband, a cellist, a soccer star, even Boris Yeltsin himself. By the author of Fatal Half Measures
Shostakovich and Stalin : the extraordinary relationship between the great composer and the brutal dictator by Solomon Volkov( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the often tumultuous relationship between Shostakovich and Stalin, with Shostakovich striving to remain true to his musical ideals, at the same that he had to deal with the machinations and instability of Stalin
In search of melancholy baby by Vasiliĭ Aksenov( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey across the United States, as viewed through the eyes of a Russian writer
Children of the Arbat by Anatoliĭ Rybakov( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of the Soviet Union's struggle against the Nazis. The hero is Sasha Pankratov, a prisoner rescued from the gulag by the onset of World War II. He becomes a tank commander, a position that propels him from the desolation of Siberia to the rubble of Stalingrad and, ultimately, to the streets of Berlin. By the author of Children of the Arbat
Almost at the end by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanov riches : Russian writers and artists under the tsars by Solomon Volkov( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a sweeping cultural history of Russia from the rise of the house of Romanov in 1613 to its downfall at the hands of the Bolsheviks in 1917, Solomon Volkov effortlessly unwinds the twisted relationship between art and the royal family. Throughout the Romanov dynasty, Russia's greatest artists and thinkers, painters and poets, composers and dancers, served two masters. Devotion to craft--or principle--could never wholly eclipse dependence on the tsars. Similarly, consumers of Russian culture could never respond without political consideration: Volkov recounts how, at the 1836 premiere of Glinka's opera A Life for the Tsar, fashionable audiences watched Nicholas I in his private box to see how they ought to react. He wept, and they wept accordingly. In this spellbinding story, we watch the great figures of Russian history clash. Alexei, father of Peter the Great, befriended the writer Avvakum only to banish him; the next tsar, Fedor, had Avvakum burned alive. Using her notorious charms, Catherine the Great masterfully wielded political control over her culture industry. For his part, Pushkin became the first favored artist to resist the tsar's influence. His poem 'To Liberty' is cherished as a revolutionary work of dissent. But even Pushkin's genius went unspared: Alexander tired of the poet's literary and amorous freethinking and banished him from St. Petersburg. Romanov Riches is a work of epic scale that never sacrifices individual characters for broader themes. Gogol, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy are presented in a devilishly intricate dance with their royal patrons. A truly essential work for anyone who wants to understand Russia's passionate devotion to its most important artists, it is the prequel to Volkov's acclaimed work The Magical Chorus: A History of Russian Culture from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn."--Jacket
White walls : collected stories by Tatʹi︠a︡na Tolstai︠a︡( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels, imaginary friends, near-saints, shades and ber-ogres fall to Earth among ordinary Russians and routinely succeed in whetting the imagination in this sparkling collection from Tolstoy's great-grandniece, a longtime New Yorker fiction contributor. In "The Circle," Vassily Mikailovich (Tolstaya wryly leaves him without a surname) turns 60 and finds little behind or ahead of him, despite meeting the ghost of former lover Isolde
From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein by Nathan Milstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Andrei Sakharov : a Russian physicist's path to freedom by G. E Gorelik( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did Andrei Sakharov, a theoretical physicist and the acknowledged father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, become a human rights activist and the first Russian to win the Nobel Peace Prize? The World of Andrei Sakharov, the first authoritative study of Andrei Sakharov as a scientist as well as a public figure, relies on previously inaccessible documents, recently declassified archives, and personal accounts by Sakharov's friends and colleagues to examine the real context of Sakharov's life."
A letter for Daria by Ekaterina Gordeeva( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva writes her daughter Daria a letter that discusses her family's strengths, her love for her late husband, her dreams for Daria's future, and her love for Russia; includes pictures and illustrations
The uncertainty principle by Dmitriĭ Bilenkin( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the author's science fiction short stories
The intimate diary of a Russian woman : my search for meaning in the midst of my country's upheaval by Elena Sukhorukikh Romine( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the advent of glasnost, the opportunities for new freedoms have been opened to the people of the former Soviet Union, but the economic crisis of their country has curbed access to a new life by placing strict limitations of its own. In The Intimate Diary of a Russian Woman, educated, middle-class Elena Romine exposes, through the details of her daily life, the problems, frustrations, and hopes of the everyday that wear down the Russian people, morally and physically. The year is 1988 and Elena writes candidly of her achievements and failures, her family, her lost sense of purpose, her joys, her love life, her work, her travels, and her friends. She struggles between the promise of a life in the West, which she experienced on a trip to Munich, and her deep nationalism and sense of family, which bind her to her homeland. Written with pain and a soft, bitter humor, Elena gives tribute to her generation of Russians and their emotional struggles in a time that may now seem only to have changed for the worse
The time wanderers by Arkadiĭ Strugat︠s︡kiĭ( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oblivion by Sergeĭ Lebedev( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man travels to the vast wastelands of the Far North of Russia to uncover the truth about a shadowy neighbor who saved his life, and whom he knows only as Grandfather II. What he finds, among the forgotten mines and decrepit barracks of former prison camps, is a world of evils relegated to oblivion, forgotten by history
Russia : a long view by E. T Gaĭdar( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette contient : "It is not so easy to take the long view of socioeconomic history when you are participating in a revolution. For that reason, Russian economist Yegor Gaidar put aside an early version of this work to take up a series of government positions--as Minister of Finance and as Boris Yeltsin's acting Prime Minister--in the early 1990s. In government, Gaidar shepherded Russia through its transition to a market economy after years of socialism. Once out of government, Gaidar turned again to his consideration of Russia's economic history and long-term economic and political challenges. This book, revised and updated shortly before his death in 2009, is the result. Its transition complete, Russia is once again becoming part of the modern world. Gaidar's account of long-term socioeconomic trends puts his country in historical context and outlines problems faced by Russia (and other developing economies) that more developed countries have already encountered: aging populations, migration, evolution of the system of social protection, changes in the armed forces, and balancing stability and flexibility in democratic institutions. Topics of discussion in this astonishingly erudite work range from the phenomenon of modern economic growth to agrarian societies to Russia's development trajectory. The book features an epilogue written by Gaidar for this English-language edition. This is not a memoir, but, Gaidar points out, neither is it "written from the position of a man who spent his entire life in a research institute." Gaidar's "long view" is inevitably informed and enriched by his experience in government at a watershed moment in history"
Realeconomik : the hidden cause of the great recession (and how to avert the next one) by Grigory Yavlinsky( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book directly confronts uncomfortable questions that many prefer to brush aside: if economists and other scholars, politicians, and business professionals understand the causes of economic crises, as they claim, then why do such damaging crises continue to occur? Can we trust business and intellectual elites who advocate the principles of Realpolitik and claim the "public good" as their priority, yet consistently favor maximization of profit over ethical issues? Former deputy prime minister of Russia Grigory Yavlinsky, an internationally respected free-market economist, makes a powerful case that the often-cited causes of global economic instability-institutional failings, wrong decisions by regulators, insufficient or incorrect information, and the like-are only secondary to a far more significant underlying cause: the failure to understand that universal social norms are essential to thriving businesses and social and economic progress. Yavlinsky explores the widespread disregard for moral values in business decisions and calls for restoration of principled behavior in politics and economic practices. The unwelcome alternative, he warns, will be a twenty-first-century global economy in the grip of unending crises"
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Bouis, Antonia W.

Bouis, Antonina.

부이스, 안토니나 W

부이스, 안토니아 W

English (97)

Putin's RussiaDon't die before you're deadShostakovich and Stalin : the extraordinary relationship between the great composer and the brutal dictatorChildren of the ArbatAlmost at the endRomanov riches : Russian writers and artists under the tsarsWhite walls : collected storiesThe world of Andrei Sakharov : a Russian physicist's path to freedom