Download e-book for kindle: Bitter Choices: Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest by Michael Khodarkovsky
By Michael Khodarkovsky
At the guts of Khodarkovsky's sweeping account is Semën Atarshchikov (1807-1845). His father used to be a Chechen translator within the Russian military, and Atarshchikov grew up with roots in either Russian and Chechen cultures. His facility with neighborhood languages earned him speedy advertising within the Russian military. Atarshchikov loved the boldness of his superiors, but he observed the violence that the Russians inflicted at the local inhabitants and was once torn among his tasks as a Russian officer and his affinity with the highlanders. two times he abandoned the military to affix the highlanders in raids opposed to his former colleagues. after all he was once betrayed via a compatriot who sought to achieve prefer with the Russians via killing the notorious Atarshchikov.
Khodarkovsky locations Atarshchikov's lifestyles in a wealthy context: we study greatly concerning the region's geography, its peoples, their historical past, and their conflicts with either the Russians and each other. Khodarkovsky unearths disputes one of the Russian commanders and the regulations they recommended; a few argued for humane techniques yet continuously misplaced out to those that hottest extra violent capacity. Like Hadji Murat-the hero of Tolstoy's final nice work-Atarshchikov moved from side to side among Russian and native allegiances; his biography is the tale of the North Caucasus, one as correct at the present time as within the 19th century
Read Online or Download Bitter Choices: Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus PDF
Best russian history books
This is often the 1st examine to check throughly the function people, Soviet and Cuban Intelligence within the nuclear problem of 1962 - the nearest the realm has come to Armageddon.
Situation administration demanding situations in Kaliningrad captures the evolving nature of the kinds of crises confronted by means of a society because it transforms and evolves. as soon as the westernmost bastion of the Soviet Union and now the westernmost a part of the Russian Federation, the Kaliningrad Oblast is still bring to an end from direct land verbal exchange with mainland Russia and gives a condensed, real-life laboratory within which to watch altering political, technological and fiscal priorities in Post-Soviet society.
Leon Trotsky's 1905despite lengthy being out of printhas remained the relevant element of reference for these trying to comprehend the emerging of staff, peasants, and squaddies that almost unseated the Tsar in 1905. Trotsky's based, superbly written account attracts on his adventure as a key chief of the revolution.
This wonderful file has been professionally switched over for actual flowing-text book layout copy. President Richard M. Nixon's November 25, 1969, terminated the U. S. offensive organic guns application on November 25, 1969. This paper seeks to provide an explanation for why the Soviet executive, at nearly a similar time, made up our minds to do primarily the other, specifically, to set up a wide organic battle (BW) application that will be pushed by way of newly came across and strong biotechnologies.
Additional info for Bitter Choices: Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus
Bitter Choices: Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus by Michael Khodarkovsky