Russia: The Soviet Period and After

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9780130359650: Russia: The Soviet Period and After

A history of Russia since 1917, this text focuses on the history of the peoples of Russia, including the national minorities. It goes beyond political and economic history to explore how the people live and to discover what their aspirations and problems are. This edition contains new and revised coverage of the Breshnev "era of stagnation" and a history of the glasnost-perestroika period. This edition reflects the author's first-hand experiences as an eyewitness to the evolution of Soviet history and the established democracy, drawing on personal interviews with public figures and private citizens. New material from all periods of Soviet history is incorporated, including Stalin and the Terror and various "disinformation" campaigns based on the author's personal research in formerly secret archives.

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A history of Russia since 1917, this text focuses on the history of the peoples of Russia -- not just Russians, but also the national minorities -- and goes beyond the often dry political and economic history to explore how the people live, what their aspirations and problems are.

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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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