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The best books about Russia in 2014

9.01.2015 Posted in Red Lifestyle No Comments

January 7th was The Orthodox Christmas Day in Russia! So Merry Orthodox Xmas! To start the New Year here is the list of the 2014 best books about Russia (Published by Anastasia Borik, Dec 15.2014)* In our annual review of the “must-read” books of the year about Russia, we’ve included a list of the books that help to explain the inner workings of Russia’s foreign policy and economy. 2014 was so saturated with Russia-related global political events that it could hardly have failed to heighten the appeal of writers, journalists and academics trying to making sense of Russia’s new geopolitical influence. Books on our must-read list for 2014 included several new works that analyze the “new Cold War,” trace the trajectory of Vladimir Putin’s presidency, and suggest a possible way forward for the Russian state in 2015 and beyond. 1. The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America’s Grasp By Marin Katusa (Wiley, November 10, 2014) This book on energy by Marin Katusa, who has devoted many years to such “problem” areas as Iraq, Kuwait, Colombia, Ukraine and Russia, is notable for several reasons. First, the emerging global changes in the oil and gas market have become particularly evident only in recent months, and Katusa’s book is one of the first full-fledged works to treat the topic in detail. Katusa’s book tells not only about the most current developments in the energy field, but draws apposite links with the recent shifts in the geopolitical landscape. Russia is seeking […]