Melvil Decimal System: 947.5
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Geography, Voyages And Travel
British Isles -- Scotland And Ireland
England And Wales
Germany And Central Europe
France And Monaco
Russia and Eastern Europe [also, more Finland]
Russian & Slavic History by Period
[Previously Finland, Lapland, Karelia]
Mostly St. Petersburg/Leningrad
[Formerly the Baltic States, St. Petersburg, etc.]
Baltic States [Formerly, Caucasus Generally]
[Mostly more Lithuania]
Azerbaijan; Nagorno-Karabakh; Armenian-Azerbaijani Border Regions
Georgia, South Ossetia, Abkhazia
Works under MDS 947.5
- Georgia Diary: A Chronicle of War and Political Chaos in the Post-Soviet Caucasus by Thomas Goltz
- The Guns of August 2008: Russia's War in Georgia (Studies of Central Asia and the Caucasus) by Svante E. Cornell
- Chechnya: The Case for Independence by Tony Wood
- The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus by Arnold van Bruggen
- Lithuanian Jewish Communities by Nancy Schoenburg
- The Caucasus - An Introduction (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series) by Frederik Coene
- Kaddish for Kovno: Life and Death in a Lithuanian Ghetto 1941-1945 by William W. Mishell
- Tchétchénie, An III by Jonathan Littell
- Russia's Wars in Chechnya 1994-2009 by Mark Galeotti
- Worlds that passed by A.S. Sachs
- War and peace in the Caucasus : ethnic conflict and the new geopolitics by Vicken Cheterian
- Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope by Donald E. Miller
- The World of the Khazars : New Perspectives : Selected Papers from the Jerusalem 1999 International Khazar Colloquium hosted by the Ben Zvi Institute by Peter B. Golden
- Defending the Border: Identity, Religion, And Modernity in the Republic of Georgia (Culture and Society After Socialism) by Mathijs Pelkmans
- Lithuania Ascending by S. C. Rowell
- Revista DCIDOB : Txetxènia by Fundació CIDOB.,
- The Post-Soviet Wars: Rebellion, Ethnic Conflict, and Nationhood in the Caucasus by Christoph Zurcher
- Dagestan: Russian Hegemony and Islamic Resistance in the North Caucasus by Robert Bruce Ware
- The Chechen Wars: Will Russia Go the Way of the Soviet Union? by Matthew Evangelista
- Lithuania 700 years by Albertas Gerutis
- Fighting Back: Lithuanian Jewry's Armed Resistance to the Nazis, 1941-1945 by Dov Levin
- Showdown: The Lithuanian Rebellion and the Breakup of the Soviet Empire by Richard J. Krickus
- The War in Chechnya (Eastern European Studies (College Station, Tex.), No. 8.) by Stasys Knezys
- Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict by John B. Dunlop
- Armenia (Enchantment of the World, Second) by Martin Hintz
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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