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A history of modern Russia : from Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin

Author: Robert W Service
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Service
ISBN: 067401801X 9780674018013
OCLC Number: 224372626
Description: xxxvii, 658 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. And Russia? 1900-1914 --
2. The fall of the Romanovs 1914-1917 --
3. Conflicts and crises 1917 --
4. The October Revolution 1917-1918 --
5. New world, old world --
6. Civil wars 1918-1921 --
7. The new economic policy 1921-1928 --
8. Leninism and its discontents --
9. The first five-year plan 1928-1932 --
10. Fortresses under storm : culture, religion, nation --
11. Terror upon terror 1934-1938 --
12. Coping with big brothers --
13. The Second World War 1939-1945 --
14. Suffering and struggle 1941-1945 --
15. The hammers of peace 1945-1953 --
16. The despot and his masks --
17. 'De-Stalinization' 1953-1961 --
18. Hopes unsettled 1961-1964 --
19. Stabilization 1964-1970 --
20. 'Developed socialism' 1970-1982 --
21. Privilege and alienation --
22. Towards reform 1982-1985 --
23. Glasnost and Perestroika 1986-1988 --
24. Imploding Imperium 1989 --
25. Hail and farewell 1990-1991 --
26. Power and the market 1992-1993 --
27. And Russia? 1994-2002 --
Afterword : past and prospects.
Responsibility: Robert Service.

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