I wrote he naval chapter in this book on Russia’s military capabilities, where the English version is now available as a free download.
Shaun Walker has written an excellent book about modern Russian history, identity creation after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the almost fetishized obsession with the World War II victory.
Gerard Toal has written an insightful book about the geopolitics of the former Soviet Union. Through case studies of South Ossetia and Ukraine, Toal unfolds the complexities of the geopolitical field and exposes prejudices on all sides.
General Sir Richard Shirreff’s book is important and educational, but it is mostly for those with an interest in military affairs.