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Modern Russia: The Basics

1st Edition

By Charlotte Alston


224 pages

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Modern Russia: The Basics is an accessible introduction to the key events and transformations which have taken place in Russia from the late 19th century to the present day. Exploring the subject in seven clearly defined chronological periods, this text examines the politics, economics, culture of Russia, and studies its evolving relationship with neighbouring states. Subjects covered include:

  • The Russian Empire and Revolutionary Russia
  • The development of Soviet society under Stalin’s system
  • The Great Patriotic War and emergence of Russia as a global superpower
  • Cold War politics and tensions from the Soviet perspective
  • The collapse of the Soviet Union and its impact on society
  • Russia in the 21st Century and beyond

Alive with current scholarship and debates, maps and further reading throughout, Modern Russia: The Basics is a valuable resource for all those taking courses in Russian history and society.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Russian Empire 2. Revolutionary Russia 3. Stalin’s Russia 4. The Great Patriotic War 5. Cold War Politics and Culture 6. The Collapse of the Soviet Union 7. Russia in the Twenty-First Century Bibliography

About the Author

Charlotte Alston is Senior Lecturer in History at Northumbria University, UK, and external examiner for History at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. She has written a number of books on the history and development of Russia and teaches courses on Modern Russia and the Russian Revolutions.

About the Series

The Basics

The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union