The Britannica Guide to Russia

The Britannica Guide to Russia

by Encyclopedia Britannica
     
 

Russia is a land of superlatives: By far the world’s largest country, it extends across the whole of northern Asia and the eastern third of Europe, spanning eleven time zones. Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, Russia has undergone a radical change from a communist country to a hyper capitalist market of vast wealth and resources. Offering a

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Russia is a land of superlatives: By far the world’s largest country, it extends across the whole of northern Asia and the eastern third of Europe, spanning eleven time zones. Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, Russia has undergone a radical change from a communist country to a hyper capitalist market of vast wealth and resources. Offering a panoramic view of Russia, and the history of the nation since 1917 as well as the culture, arts, and literature, particular focus is paid to the contemporary nation since the fall of the Berlin Wall, including the rise of the Oligarchs, the presidency of Putin, and the role of Russia in the new world order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762436217
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Series:
The Britannica Guide to Series
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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