How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet

Between 1959 and 1989, Soviet scientists and officials made numerous attempts to network their nation to construct a nationwide computer network None of these attempts succeeded, and the enterprise had been abandoned by the time the Soviet Union fell apart Meanwhile, ARPANET, the American precu

The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks: Life and Death Under Soviet Rule

Written and illustrated by an award winning artist and translated into English for the first time, Igort s The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks is a collection of two harrowing works of graphic nonfiction about life under Russian foreign rule.After spending two years in Ukraine and Russia, collecting

Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953

Scientists throughout history, from Galileo to today s experts on climate change, have often had to contend with politics in their pursuit of knowledge But in the Soviet Union, where the ruling elites embraced, patronized, and even fetishized science like never before, scientists lived their lives


From the bestselling author of Leaving Berlin and The Good German comes a thrilling and richly imagined novel focused on three weeks in the lives of a select group of defected American spies in Moscow during the height of the Cold War Moscow, 1961 Stalin has been dead for eight years With the la

Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva

The award winning author of Villa Air Bel returns with a painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history s most monstrous dictators her father, Josef Stalin Born in the early years of the Soviet Union, Svetlana Stalin