Moscow: an illustrated history
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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Arrival of the Norsemen
Ivan III the Great
MUSCOVY UNDER THE TSARS
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