The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia

by John Channon, Robert Hudson
     
 

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The breakup of the Soviet Union has seen a renewed surge of interest in this most fascination and contradictory of countries: a land of fearsome autocrats, from Ivan the Terrible to Stalin; a land of determined reformers from Peter the Great to Mikhail Gorbachev. This atlas follows the fortunes of what is still the world's largest landbased empire, from Kievan Rus to

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The breakup of the Soviet Union has seen a renewed surge of interest in this most fascination and contradictory of countries: a land of fearsome autocrats, from Ivan the Terrible to Stalin; a land of determined reformers from Peter the Great to Mikhail Gorbachev. This atlas follows the fortunes of what is still the world's largest landbased empire, from Kievan Rus to Yeltsin's Russia. It takes in the rise of Muscovy, the creation of the new capital of St. Petersburg, territorial expansion under Catherine the Great, the ordeal of 1812, the exploration of the 'Wild East', the liberation of the serfs and the revolution of 1917. a

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140513264
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Series:
Hist Atlas Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.45(d)

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