Understanding Russia

Understanding Russia

by Brian May



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Understanding Russia by Brian May

The exceptionally wide gulf between rulers and ruled that characterises Russia was created when the Vikings conquered the Slavs in the ninth century. This was consolidated when an elite of Viking descent forced Orthodox baptism on the Slavs, and later imposed Byzantine ideology.
In its attempt to foster its own political and economic models in Russia the West committed a blunder. A study of opinion polls found that Russians now want a blend of tsarism, communism and Stalinism.

Understanding Russia
Part One: Vikings and Despots
Part Two: Revolution, Regression, Putin's Burden, Western Blunder

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844015931
Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
Publication date: 06/22/2006
Pages: 572
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.44(d)

About the Author

Brian May is the founding guitarist of the rock band Queen and a longtime astrophysics enthusiast. He recently was awarded a Ph.D. in the field by the University of London. Patrick Moore has been studying astronomy since long before mankind made it into space and was knighted for his service to the science. He is the host of The Sky at Night, the author of more than 70 astronomy books, and the co-founder and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. Chris Lintott is an astrophysicist who specializes in star formation.

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