A Concise History of Russia (Cambridge Concise Histories) by Paul Bushkovitch

By Paul Bushkovitch

obtainable to scholars, travelers and normal readers alike, this booklet offers a large review of Russian historical past because the 9th century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the big adjustments within the realizing of Russian historical past as a result of the top of the Soviet Union in 1991. because then, new fabric has come to gentle at the background of the Soviet period, delivering new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary prior. The ebook lines not just the political background of Russia, but additionally advancements in its literature, paintings and technological know-how. Bushkovitch describes famous cultural figures, reminiscent of Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, of their institutional and ancient contexts. even though the 1917 revolution, the ensuing Soviet process and the chilly battle have been a very important a part of Russian and global background, Bushkovitch provides past advancements as greater than only a prelude to Bolshevik power.

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