Moscow: an illustrated history

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Hippocrene Books, 2003 - History - 243 pages
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As capital of the largest country in the world, Moscow, has experienced both glorious and turbulent times. Home to the Tsars and the site of the Bolshevik Revolution, it has also persisted as a thriving centre for culture and the arts. This volume succinctly recounts this city's political, economic, and cultural history, spanning the rise and fall of Imperial Russian and the Soviet Union up to today's era of democracy. Featuring 50 illustrations and photographs, this book is the perfect introduction to a city that continues to play a major part in world events.

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Contents

Arrival of the Norsemen
14
Ivan III the Great
27
MUSCOVY UNDER THE TSARS
37
Copyright

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