Penguin History of Modern Russia

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Penguin History of Modern Russia

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Author :   Robert Service
Publisher :   Penguin Group
Published :   24/09/2015
ISBN :   9780141981543
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   xli, 712
Size (mm) :   198x129x32
Weight (g) :   522

Russia's recent past has encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror and two world wars, and the country is still undergoing huge change.
In his acclaimed history, now updated to 2015, Robert Service provides a superb panoramic viewpoint... Read more

Russia's recent past has encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror and two world wars, and the country is still undergoing huge change.
In his acclaimed history, now updated to 2015, Robert Service provides a superb panoramic viewpoint on Russia, exploring the complex, changing interaction between rulers and ruled from Nicholas II, Lenin and Stalin through to Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Putin and beyond. This new edition also discusses Russia's unresolved economic and social difficulties and its determination to regain its leading role on the world stage and explains how, despite the recent years of de-communization, the seven decades of communist rule which penetrated every aspect of life still continue to influence Russia today.