Bringing something new to the table is important. On the international side, these are great titles to gain context and a deeper understanding of Eastern Europe:

Journey for Our Time: The Russian Journals of the Marquis de Custine

Marquis de Custine

The best book I’ve ever read about Russia – a revelation. If you will only read one book about the region, read this one.

The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia

Peter Hopkirk

Great history of Eurasia. Read it.

Gulag: A History

Anne Applebaum

A key point in understanding why Russians think the way they do.

The Economist

Expensive? Very. Worth it? Absolutely. This weekly magazine covers a multitude of topics with broad applicability to everyday life. This magazine will empower you to make smarter decisions.

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