A History of Modern Russia: From Tsarism to the Twenty-First Century

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-30
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
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Russia had an extraordinary twentieth century, undergoing upheaval and transformation. Updating his acclaimed History of Modern Russia, Robert Service provides a panoramic perspective on a country whose Soviet past encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror, and two world wars. He shows how seven decades of communist rule, which penetrated every aspect of Soviet life, continue to influence Russia today. This new edition takes the story from 2002 through the entire presidency of Vladimir Putin to the election of his successor, Dmitri Medvedev.

Table of Contents

A Note on Transliteration
The Russian Empire in 1900
The Soviet Union, 1924-1936
The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe after 1945
The Commonwealth of Independent States in 1997
The Russian Federation in 1997
And Russia? 1900-1914
The Fall of the Romanovs 1914-1917
Conflicts and Crises 1917
The October Revolution 1917-1918
New World, Old World
Civil Wars 1918-1921
The New Economic Policy 1921-1928
Leninism and its Discontents
The First Five-Year Plan 1928-1932
Fortresses under Storm: Culture, Religion, Nation
Terror upon Terror 1934-1938
Coping with Big Brothers
The Second World War 1939-1945
Suffering and Struggle 1941-1945
The Hammers of Peace 1945-1953
The Despot and his Masks
‘De-Stalinization' 1953-1961
Hopes Unsettled 1961-1964
Stabilization 1964-1970
‘Developed Socialism' 1970-1982
Privilege and Alienation
Towards Reform 1982-1985
Glasnost and Perestroika 1986-1988
Imploding Imperium 1989
Hail and Farewell 1990-1991
Power and the Market 1992-1993
The Lowering of Expectations 1994-1999
And Russia? from 2000
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