Russia: The Soviet Period and After / Edition 4

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This up-to-date history of Russia — from the cataclysmic events of 1917 to the uncertain, explosive present — is based on the latest findings of scholars from Russia and the West. The book reflects the author's own extensive research in many Russian archival collections during more than two dozen lengthy visits. Featuring a smooth, yet strong narrative that captures the excitement of Russian history, it avoids excessive concentration on today's events or politics. Focusing throughout on the history of the peoples of Russia — including the national minorities — and going beyond the often dry political and economic history, this book explores how the people live and have lived — including the nature of their aspirations and problems. For anyone interested in the Russian history and culture.

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New edition of a text covering Russian history from 1917 through Boris Yeltsin's second term as president. The author covers traditional economic and political history as well as Russian society under the Communists and now under the democracy that succeeded it. This edition includes a discussion of the failed putsch of August 1991, the last several democratic elections, and the rebirth of the Russian Orthodox Church. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136466130
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/15/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Toward October.

2. The Bolshevik Coup D'État.

3. Civil War and Intervention.

4. Building Communism.

5. Reversing Course: New Economic Policy, 1921-1927.

6. Life in the 1920s.

7. Foreign Policy in the 1920s.

8. Stalin's Revolution, 1924-1932.

9. The Great Terror.

10. The Other Russia of the 1930s.

11. Foreign Policy in the 1930s.

12. The Great Fatherland War.

13. The Cold War.

14. The Late Stalin Years.

15. The Thaw.

16. The Great Reform: Khrushchev and De-Stalinization.

17. Reform Era Foreign Policy.

18. Reform Era Internal Affairs.

19. Troika Rule, 1964-1971.

20. The Era of Stagnation, 1971-1985.

21. Foreign Policy, 1964-1985.

22. Reluctant Revolution: Gorbachev, Glasnost, and Perestroika.

23. The New Time of Troubles: Crisis of the Gorbachev Revolution.

24. Death of the USSR.

25. The Time of Troubles: Second Convulsion.

26. The Time of Troubles: The New Russia.

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