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last updated: 4/11/2013

Post-Communist Russia and the world: A preliminary research guide


There are several objective conditions that are suggestive of the existence of an active demand for resources like the following. Russia has come a long way recovering from the devastating years of the nineties, raising the question of its future as a former super power; a strong political leader, Vladimir Putin, is back to power with an assertive geopolitical and domestic agenda; and we hear, in many different venues, about a rise of patriotism and nationalism in contemporary Russia, or resurgent Russia, often enough to be curious about Russian society’s support for such an agenda. This resource is conceived as a first step toward a comprehensive research guide to the significant question of post-Communist Russia and the world.

There should be several ways to anticipate and meet such a demand in an efficient manner. This resource opts to place a series of select bibliographies (compiled based on such widely used databases as IUCAT, WorldCat, ABSEES—American bibliography of Slavic and East European studies--, Academic search premier, Russian Academy of Sciences bibliographies, and Svodnyi katalog bibliotek Rossii) at its center that cover post-Communist Russia in several different geopolitical contexts. No less central is, however, the attempt, in the second part, to introduce other, different types of information resources that may be helpful for scholarly inquiries about the topic.

The bibliographies adopted a slightly modified Chicago (16th ed.) style, and all the annotations, when provided, were crafted mainly as a simplified window into each entry. This resource will continue to be updated, and modified as necessary, keeping in mind the original intention of it and incorporating new discoveries and findings. Feedback and suggestions, to be directed to Wookjin Cheun (, are very welcome.



Part I: Bibliographies


Post-Communist Russia and Africa

Post-Communist Russia and Asia

Post-Communist Russia and Central Asia

Post-Communist Russia and Eastern Europe

Post-Communist Russia and Latin America

Post-Communist Russia and the Middle East

Post-Communist Russia and Russia

Post-Communist Russia and the United States

Post-Communist Russia and Western Europe

Post-Communist Russia and the world

Russia under Boris El'tsin

Russia under Dmitrii Medvedev

Russia under Vladimir Putin



Part II: Other resources


"... glazami" publications

Primary sources (published documents, diaries, etc)

Newspaper articles

Reference publications

Russian research institutes and think tanks

Public opinion polling centers/projects

Russian laws

     Ofitsial'nyi internet-portal pravovoi informatsii:


     Zakon prost:

Russia's international treaties

     [Konventsii i innye narodnye dogovory]:

     Mezhdunarodnye dogovory:

     Mezhdunarodnye dogovory i soglasheniia:

     Perechen' mezhdunarodnykh dogovorov Tamozhennogo Soiuza:

Russian state and national security

     Federal'naia Sluzhba Bezopasnosti RF: successor of KGB

     Komitet Gosdarstvennoi Dumy po bezopastnosti i protivodeistviiu korruptsii:

          Duman committee on national security 

     Komitet Gosdarstvennoi Dumy po mezhdunarodnym delam: Duma committee on

          international affairs

     Sovet Bezopasnosti RF: Presidential council on national security

Social movements and organizations

     Izborskii Klub-Institut Dinamicheskogo Konservatizma

     Narodnyi Sobor (2005- )

     Natsional-Patrioty Rossii

     Patrioty Rossii (2005- ): Splinter political party from KPRF




last updated: 4/11/2013