Russian Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Web
  • New Titles
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
  • Cambridge Companions Complete Collection
    Surveys of authors, literary history, culture, and philosophy, all written by scholars. Relevant titles include: The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture, The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov, The Cambridge Companion to Dostoevskii
  • Cambridge Histories Online
    Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects. Relevant titles include: The Cambridge History of Russia
  • Oxford Dictionaries Online
    English to non-English translations (and vice versa), phrases, some grammar, and more.
Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).
  • Stalin Digital Archive
    Primary source materials from Stalin's personal papers and monographs on communism. Includes Russian State Archive of Social and Political History documents and the Annals of Communism series.
  • Eastern European and Slavic Studies Collection
    Primary and secondary materials relating to the study of this region including its history, literature, language, political science and more, via University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. Collections of note include Russian political and satirical journals, and the Pushkin Collection.
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

Military men of feeling : emotion, touch, and masculinity in the Crimean War (Furneaux, Holly, author.) Frost Library; DK214 .F87 2016

Scorched earth : Stalin's reign of terror (Baberowski, Jörg, author.) Frost Library; DK267 .B22513 2016

The culmination of conflict (Rapawy, Stephen, author.) Frost Library; DK4185.U38 R37 2016

Russian history through the senses : from 1700 to the present Frost Library; DK43 .R843 2016

Beyond the Bauhaus : cultural modernity in Breslau, 1918-33 (Barnstone, Deborah Ascher, author.) Frost Library; DK4780.2 .B37 2016

Genocide in the Carpathians : War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914-1945 (Segal, Raz, author.) Frost Library; DK508.9.Z35 S44 2016

Kyiv as regime city : the return of Soviet power after Nazi occupation (Blackwell, Martin J., author.) Frost Library; DK508.935 .B57 2016

The paradox of Ukrainian Lviv : a borderland city between Stalinists, Nazis, and nationalists (Amar, Tarik Youssef Cyril, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; DK508.95.L86 A46 2015

Lemberg, Lwów, L'viv, 1914-1947 : Violence and Ethnicity in a Contested City (Mick, Christoph, author.) Frost Library; DK508.95.L86 M53513 2016

Russian nationalism and ethnic violence : symbolic violence, lynching, pogrom and massacre (Arnold, Richard, author.) Frost Library; DK510.33 .A76 2016

The return of ideology : the search for regime identities in postcommunist Russia and China (Chen, Cheng, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; DK510.763 .C466 2016

A political economy of Russian foreign policy (Soltanov, Elnur, author.) Frost Library; DK510.764 .S65 2009

A very expensive poison (Harding, Luke, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; DK510.766.L58 H37 2016

Winter is coming : why Vladimir Putin and the enemies of the free world must be stopped (Kasparov, G. K. (Garri Kimovich) author.) Frost Library; DK510.766.P87 K38 2015

Putin's master plan (Schoen, Douglas E., 1953-) Frost Library; DK510.766.P87 S34 2016

Tsar and Sultan : Russian encounters with the Ottoman Empire (Taki, Viktor, author.) Frost Library; DK67.5.T9 T35 2016

Where the Jews aren't : the sad and absurd story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish autonomous region (Gessen, Masha, author.) Frost Library; DK771.B5 G47 2016

Staying at home : identities, memories and social networks of Kazakhstani Germans (Sanders, Rita, author.) Frost Library; DK907.15.G47 S36 2016

Fifty-five years with Russia (Ljunggren, Magnus, author.) Frost Library; PG2947.L65 A313 2016

How Russia learned to write : literature and the Imperial Table of Ranks (Reyfman, Irina, author.) Frost Library; PG2975 .R49 2016

Diskursivnye otnoshenii͡a v liricheskoĭ poėzii (Zelʹdovich, G. M. author. Зельдович, Г. М., author.) Frost Library; PG3063 .Z45 2016

Dimensions of laughter in Crime and punishment (Spiegel, John, 1932-) Frost Library; PG3325.P73 S68 2000

Dostoevsky : a theological engagement (Brazier, Paul, author.) Frost Library; PG33328.Z7 R42243 2016

Yevgeny Onegin : a novel in verse (Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837, author.) Frost Library; PG3347.E8 B75 2016

Anna Karenina and others : Tolstoy's labyrinth of plots (Knapp, Liza, author.) Frost Library; PG3365.A63 K63 2016

Memories : from Moscow to the Black Sea (Tėffi, N. A. (Nadezhda Aleksandrovna), 1872-1952, author.) Frost Library; PG3453.B8 Z4613 2016

Sobranie sochineniĭ v pi͡atnadt͡sati tomakh (Chukovskiĭ, Korneĭ, 1882-1969 author. Chukovskiĭ, Korneĭ, 1882-1969 author.) Frost Library; PG3476 .C547 2013

Notes on a cuff and other stories (Bulgakov, Mikhail, 1891-1940, author.) Frost Library; PG3476.B78 A6 2014

The Voronezh notebooks (Mandelʹshtam, Osip, 1891-1938, author.) Frost Library; PG3476.M355 A2 2016

Tristia (Mandelʹshtam, Osip, 1891-1938.) Frost Library; PG3476.M355 T713 2007

Doctor Zhivago (Christie, Ian, 1945-, author.) Frost Library; PG3476.P27 D6795 2015

Sobranie stikhov (Prigov, D.) Frost Library; PG3485.3.R46 A17 1996

Ivan's daughter : stories and a novella (Rasputin, Valentin, 1937-2015, author.) Frost Library; PG3485.5.A85 A2 2016

Muddy river : selected poems (Stratanovskiĭ, S. G., author.) Frost Library; PG3488.T625 A2 2016

Russian Montparnasse : transnational writing in interwar Paris (Rubins, Maria, author.) Frost Library; PG3520.F7 R83 2015

From the Bible to Shakespeare (Danylenko, Andriĭ, author.) Frost Library; PG3948.K8562 D36 2016