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:
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.
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
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.
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