(see also Russia: Bolshevik Revolution, Russia: Soviet Regime, Russia since 1990, Russia: Chechnya, Central Asia General)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Bradley, Joseph. "Subjects into citizens: societies, civil society & autocracy in Tsarist Russia," American Historical Review 107,4 (10/02):1094-1123.
Crews, Robert. "Empire & the confessional state: Islam & religious politics in 19th-c. Russia," American Historical Review 108,1 (2/03):50-83.
Stockdale, Melissa K. "'My death for the Motherland is happiness': women, patriotism & soldiering in Russia's Great War, 1914-1917," American Historical Review 109,1 (2/04):78-116.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Bova, Russell (ed). Russia & Western Civilization (Armonk NY: ME Sharpe, 2003).
Chulos, Chris Jr. Converging Worlds: Religion & Community in Peasant Russia, 1861-1917 (DeKalb IL: Northern Illinois U., 2003).
Ely, Christopher. This Meager Nation: Landscape & National Identity in Imperial Russia (DeKalb IL: Northern Illinois U., 2002).
Freeze, Gregory (ed.) Russia: A History (NY: Oxford, 2002).
Gooding, John. Rulers & Subjects: Government & People in Russia 1801-1991 (NY: Oxford, 1996).
Husband, William B (ed.) The Human Tradition in Russia (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 2001).
Kivelson, Valerie A. & Robert H. Greene (eds.) Orthodox Russia: Belief & Practice Under the Tsars & Beyond (University Park: Pennsylvania State U., 2003).
Lincoln, W. Bruce. Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg & the Rise of Modern Russia (NY: Perseus, 2001).
__________. In War’s Dark Shadow: The Russians Before the Great War (DeKalb IL: Northern Illinois U., 2003).
McNeal, Robert H. (ed.) Russia in Transition, 1905-1914: Evolution or Revolution? (NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970).
__________. Tsar & Cossack, 1855-1914 (London: Macmillan, 1985).
Sanborn, Joshua A. Drafting the Russian Nation: Military Conscription, Total War, & Mass Politics, 1905-1925 (DeKalb IL: Northern Illinois U., 2003).
Westwood, J.N. Endurance & Endeavor: Russian History 1812-2001 (NY: Oxford, 2002).
Williams, William Appleman. American-Russian Relations, 1781-1947 (NY: Rinehart, 1952).
Zelnik, Reginald E. Labor & Society in Tsarist Russia: The Factor Workers of St. Petersburg, 1855-1870 (Stanford CA: Stanford U., 1971).
__________ (trans. & ed.) A Radical Worker in Tsarist Russia: The Autobiography of Semen Kantchikov (Stanford CA: Stanford U., 1986).
__________. Law & Disorder on the Narova River: The Kreenholm Strike of 1872 (Berkeley: U. of California, 1995).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Photography
Ovsianikov, Yuri. Invitation to Russia (NY: Rizzoli International, 1990).
"Battleship Potemkin" , dir. Sergei Eisenstein, ?m. In video stores. Sailors' mutiny helps spark 1905 revolution.
"Strike" , dir. Sergei Eisenstein, ?m. Classic silent film on 1912 strike by Russian factory workers, brutally repressed by Tsarist authorities.