A History of Modern Russia from Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin

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Harvard University Press, 2005 - History - 658 pages

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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Contents

The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe after 1945
3
Introduction
xxi
And Russia? 19001914
xxxviii
The Fall of the Romanovs 19141917
24
vii
150
The First FiveYear Plan 19281932
169
Culture Religion Nation
190
Terror upon Terror 19341938
210
I8 Hopes Unsettled 19611964
356
I9 Stabilization 19641970
376
2O Developed Socialism 19701982
397
Towards Reform 19821985 42 8
428
Glasnost and Perestroika 19861988
448
xxi
467
Power and the Market 19921993
509
This O n
510

I2 Coping with Big Brothers
235
I3 The Second World War 19391945
254
CODA
275
I5 The Hammers of Peace 19451953 2 93
293
I6 The Despot and his Masks
314
DeStalinization 19531961
331
And Russia? 19942002
529
Past and Prospects
547
Notes
557
Bibliography
592
Index
619
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Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and St. Antony's College at Oxford University.

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