A History of Modern Russia from Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin

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Harvard University Press, 2005 - History - 658 pages
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Russia had an extraordinary twentieth century, undergoing upheaval and transformation. Updating his acclaimed History of Twentieth-Century Russia through 2002, 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 also discusses continuing economic and social difficulties at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the military campaign in Chechnya, and Russia's reduced role on the world stage.

  

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Review: A History of Modern Russia: From Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin

User Review  - Anya - Goodreads

i was eager to read this after slogging through orlando figes' pompous and overdramatic history of the revolution. unfortunately, this was a slog-through for the opposite reason. While coherent and ... Read full review

Review: A History of Modern Russia: From Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

Robert Service gives a general overview in this book of the years 1900-2000 in Russia. It is obvious that he is very well-studied on Russian history, and he does a great job explaining what was going ... Read full review

Contents

And Russia? 19001914
1
The Fall of the Romanovs 19141917
24
PART
43
Conflicts and Crises 1917
45
The October Revolution 19171918
62
New World Old World
81
Civil Wars 19181921
101
The New Economic Policy 19211928
123
The Despot and his Masks
314
DeStalinization 19531961
331
Hopes Unsettled 19611964
356
Stabilization 19641970
376
PART FOUR
395
Developed Socialism 19701982
397
Privilege and Alienation
412
Towards Reform 19821985
428

Leninism and its Discontents
150
PART
167
The First FiveYear Plan 19281932
169
Culture Religion Nation
190
Terror upon Terror 19341938
210
Coping with Big Brothers
235
The Second World War 19391945
254
Suffering and Struggle 19411945
275
PART THREE
291
The Hammers of Peace 19451953
293
Glasnost and Perestroika 19861988
448
Imploding Imperium 1989
467
Hail and Farewell 19901991
485
Power and the Market 19921993
509
And Russia? 19942002
529
Past and Prospects
547
Notes
557
Bibliography
592
Index
619
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About the author (2005)

Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and St. Antony's College at Oxford University.

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