Russia And The United States

Russia And The United States

Russia And The United States

Throughout the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union viewed themselves as saviors of the world, and each saw itself as working on behalf of humanity against the other. The unexpected implosion of the Soviet empire in 1989 brought an end to this bipolar world and left both nations uncertain about their relations to the world and to each other. Antagonism between the United States and Russia is rooted in a lack of knowledge of each other's culture and history. This pioneering volume, first published in 1944 at the height of the U.S.-Soviet alliance, steers us through the labyrinth of mutual ignorance that continues in the post-Cold War era. Pitirim Alexandrovitch Sorokin is one of the major figures of modern sociology. Born in rural Russia in 1889, he took an active part in the country's political life. Following his emigration to the United States, he strove to develop an insider's knowledge of his new home. Russia and the United States was written in the hope of fostering cooperation between the two countries in the postwar world. By noting a shared belief in each nation's historical role or "exceptionalism," Sorokin argues that there is a fundamental compatibility in the basic values of the two countries, facilitated by shared mental, cultural, and social attitudes that preceded the communist period.Without minimizing the tyrannical nature of the Soviet regime, Sorokin locates and traces the development of democratic tendencies in Russia. He also points out that American democracy has not been fully achieved and that both nations have yet to fulfill their ideals. Both countries have been melting pots of diverse racial, ethnic, national, and cultural groups and peoples, and from their multiethnic composition, Russia and the United States have each developed a rich and creative culture. Sorokin rejects the notion of diametrically opposed American and Russian "souls," in favor of an appreciation of shared values.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Pitirim Sorokin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
Total Pages : 284 Pages
ISBN : 9781351492317


When The United States Invaded Russia

When The United States Invaded Russia

One of the earliest U.S. counterinsurgency campaigns outside the Western Hemisphere, the Siberian intervention was a harbinger of policies to come. At the height of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson dispatched thousands of American soldiers to Siberia, and continued the intervention for a year and a half after the armistice in order to overthrow the Bolsheviks and to prevent the Japanese from absorbing eastern Siberia. Its tragic legacy can be found in the seeds of World War II, and in the Cold War.

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Genre : History
Author : Carl J. Richard
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 195 Pages
ISBN : 9781442219892


Putin S World

Putin S World

From renowned foreign policy expert Angela Stent comes a dissection of how Putin created a paranoid and polarized world -- and increased Russia's status on the global stage. How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively? Is it because Putin is a brilliant strategist? Or has Russia stepped into a vacuum created by the West's distraction with its own domestic problems and US ambivalence about whether it still wants to act as a superpower? Putin's World examines the country's turbulent past, how it has influenced Putin, the Russians' understanding of their position on the global stage and their future ambitions -- and their conviction that the West has tried to deny them a seat at the table of great powers since the USSR collapsed. This book looks at Russia's key relationships -- its downward spiral with the United States, Europe, and NATO; its ties to China, Japan, the Middle East; and with its neighbors, particularly the fraught relationship with Ukraine. Putin's World will help Americans understand how and why the post-Cold War era has given way to a new, more dangerous world, one in which Russia poses a challenge to the United States in every corner of the globe -- and one in which Russia has become a toxic and divisive subject in US politics.

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Genre : History
Author : Angela Stent
Publisher : Twelve
Release : 2019-02-26
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9781455533015


The United States And Russia

The United States And Russia

After the U.S.S.R. formed, the United States found itself in a rivalry that has persisted for nearly a century. Readers are introduced to the complex history between the United States and Russia, which, for many years, was a conflict between democracy and communism. However, after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., the relationship between the two countries remains strained, and readers also explore the reasons for this continued tension. Quotes from powerful leaders of both countries, striking photographs, and thoroughly researched text help readers understand why these two competing nations have maintained a cold relationship for so many years.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Gary Wiener
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2017-12-15
Total Pages : 104 Pages
ISBN : 9781534562455


The Folly And The Glory

The Folly And The Glory

From Tim Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, an urgent and gripping account of the 75-year battle between the US and Russia that led to the election and impeachment of an American president. With vivid storytelling and riveting insider accounts, Weiner traces the roots of political warfare – the conflict America and Russia have waged with espionage, sabotage, diplomacy and disformation – from 1945 until 2020. America won the cold war, but Russia is winning today. Vladimir Putin helped to put his chosen candidate in the White House with a covert campaign that continues to this moment. Putin’s Russia has revived Soviet-era intelligence operations gaining ever more potent information from—and influence over—the American people and government. Yet the US has put little power into its defense. This has put American democracy in peril. Weiner takes us behind closed doors, illuminating Russian and American intelligence operations and their consequences. To get to the heart of what is at stake and find potential solutions, he examines long-running 20th century CIA operations, the global political machinations of the Soviet KGB around the world, the erosion of American political warfare after the Cold War, and how 21st century Russia has kept the cold war alive. The Folly and the Glory is an urgent call to our leaders and citizens to understand the nature of political warfare – and to change course before it’s too late.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Tim Weiner
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2020-10-20
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 1627790853


Treaty Of 1832 With Russia

Treaty Of 1832 With Russia

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Genre : Jews
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Publisher :
Release : 1911
Total Pages : 50 Pages
ISBN : LOC:00102307823


Turkey Between The United States And Russia

Turkey Between The United States And Russia

This book examines Turkish relations with the United States and Russia. The authors argue that Turkish policy can be traced to the Cold War period and that although it has remained largely constant, the motives have changed.

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Genre : History
Author : Nur Çetinoğlu Harunoğlu
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2021-09-21
Total Pages : 266 Pages
ISBN : 9781793629593


The Impossible Triangle

The Impossible Triangle

Post-revolutionary Mexico's establishment of diplomatic ties with the Soviet Union recognized their shared commitment to working-class people and asserted Mexican sovereignty in defiance of the United States. This work reveals the history and consequenc

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Daniela Spenser
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 254 Pages
ISBN : 0822322897


Russia And The United States

Russia And The United States

Two Soviet historians survey Russian-American relations since the American Revolution, viewing the critical trait of those relations as American failure to take advantage of opportunities to improve them

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Genre : History
Author : Nikolai V. Sivachev
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 1980-05-15
Total Pages : 316 Pages
ISBN : 0226761509


Russia And The United States

Russia And The United States

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Genre : Russia
Author : Pitirim Aleksandrovich Sorokin
Publisher :
Release : 1944
Total Pages : 253 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015014309721