Learning from Russian History and Culture

Stalin's LibraryHistory of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin

Jeffrey Roberts, "Stalin's Library" - A novel biography of Stalin from the perspective of reading. How did he view Dostoevsky?

Hating him doesn't explain why and how he went to such lengths."

This is a very important point made by the author. If we put Stalin away as just a big bad man, that is where our thinking ends.

This is a very stimulating book that looks at Stalin from the perspective of "reading" to find out why he was able to become a dictator and what was behind his success. The author's courage to attack from a minor angle, "reading," which in a sense is not easily associated with dictatorships, is nothing short of amazing. It is very innovative.

German-Soviet War: The Soviet Union and the Nazis' War of Extermination

S. McKay, "The Bombing of Dresden 1945: From the Tragedy of the Air Raid to the Rebirth of the City" - What a tragic bombing that annihilated a beautiful old German city.

Dresden was billed as the jewel box on the banks of the Elbe. This book tells in detail about the bombing of that ancient city.

The conflict between the British and American leaders, the mental state of the soldiers, and the lives of the people who lived in Dresden before the bombing of Dresden. And the inferno that ensued after the bombing began...

This is a terrific piece of work.

Frankly, I am scared. The more I learn about history, the more I fear. I felt fear again after reading this book about what will happen to the world we live in in the future.

The issues raised in this book may also be important for Japan, which experienced the atomic bombings and air raids.

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R. Vanagaitė, E. Zuroff, "Compatriots Lithuanian Holocaust: The Hidden History" - A shocking book that makes you think about historical revisionism.

About 200,000 Jews in Lithuania, 90%-95% of whom died in the Holocaust...

These are shocking numbers...

This book will be a sharp scalpel on why such a Holocaust in Lithuania happened, what the mechanism was, and the current state of the history of the country.

This work, a book about Lithuanian complicity in the Holocaust, caused great controversy among the Lithuanian public.

The work also provides a very serious insight into what historical revisionism is.

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Kosuke Togashi, "Conflicts in the Caucasus" - recommended to learn about the conflicts and Russia in Chechnya, Nagorno-Karabakh and Georgia.

This book is not intended to be useful only for understanding the Caucasus region, but also for understanding the issues of ethnicity and nationhood that are emerging in various regions in the international community today. (From the Introduction)"

This work is truly a reference book that allows students to learn about the complex Caucasus situation and also to develop "an eye for conflict in other regions.

Moreover, all of the conflicts in the Caucasus region are conflicts with close ties to Russia.

This is a recommended reference book that will also give you a new perspective on the Russian-Ukrainian war!

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Anbu Touma, "The Syrian Civil War" - Recommended for learning about the Assad regime and the history of the civil war. Also to learn about the connection to the Russian-Ukrainian war.

The book provides a chronological account of the complex and bizarre Syrian Civil War.

The explanations are quite detailed and can be read by those who know nothing about this civil war. It was very easy to understand the flow of how this civil war came to be so intricately composed.

It was also important for me to know the tactics of the U.S. and Russia in response to this civil war. I now understand why this civil war was so important in the Russian-Ukrainian war.

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Blanca Takahashi, "To Tokyo, Serbia" - What is a Serbian work? Japanese debut work by a Serbian writer under the guidance of Kayoko Yamazaki

The author, Branka Takahashi, is a writer from Serbia. She studied Japanese at the University of Belgrade, where her advisor was the poet Kayoko Yamazaki, whom we have mentioned on our blog.

Delicate inner depictions. There is humor that makes you giggle.

Reading "To Tokyo, Serbia" with the author's thoughts and feelings was extremely stimulating and enjoyable.

I would highly recommend it.

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Kayoko Yamazaki's "Belgrade Diary" - Winner of the Yomiuri Literary Award! Pearls of Words Spun from Life in Serbia after the Airstrikes

What did the author, a poet, see and feel in the city of Belgrade after the Yugoslav conflict and NATO bombing?

The casual, everyday life that continues after the conflict.

In the words that describe the daily life, the shadow of the conflict gradually appears and disappears...

I think this work is very rare in that it captures the daily lives of people who still live there, rather than easy-to-understand "special events. It is a wonder that it does not merely cut out everyday life, but also gives us a sense of the depth of human life.

I thought it was quite plausible that this work won the Yomiuri Literary Award. This work has a mysterious power.

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Kayoko Yamazaki, "Blue Darkness Whispering from There" - A collection of essays by a poet who experienced the NATO bombing of Belgrade - What was happening there?

This work is a collection of essays by Kayoko Yamazaki, a poet living in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

Why did the Yugoslav conflict happen...

This conflict has been described in terms of a simple "Serbian villain theory."

In the midst of such international public opinion, Serbia was bombed by NATO. The author remained in Belgrade during the intense bombing and wrote in this book the voices of the people living there and his own thoughts and feelings.

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Taku Morisumi, "Iraq: Children of the Gulf War" - depleted uranium munitions, which were also used in NATO's air strikes on Yugoslavia - and the ongoing threat of radioactive contamination

In 1999, during the Kosovo War, NATO forces conducted heavy air strikes on Belgrade and Serb settlements on the pretext of "stopping the Serbian genocide. The weapons used were depleted uranium munitions, which cause radioactive contamination in areas where they are fired. These weapons cause radioactive contamination in the area where they are fired. I was shocked to learn that NATO forces were shooting such dangerous weapons in large quantities, and I picked up this book because I thought, "I must know more about the realities caused by these weapons.

This article will discuss the horror of such depleted uranium munitions.

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J. Montague, ULTRAS: The World's Deadliest Goal Behind Journey - A shocking book that gives a different perspective on the situation in Ukraine!

This book is a must for anyone who enjoys good documentaries and is interested not only in soccer, but also in the connections between sports, politics, economics, and cultural theory. (It is a book for those who enjoy good documentaries and those who are interested in the connections between sports, politics, economics, and culture.

I agree exactly.

I found this work very stimulating, questioning the why of society and history through its radical supporters. There are many quite surprising things in the book. I highly recommend this work!