The History of Twentieth-century Russia By Robert Service
The History of Twentieth-century Russia
by Robert Service
An overview of twentieth century Russian history, focusing on the years 1917 to 1991, which analyses the political, economic and social events that made up the Soviet compound. Originally published in 1997 by Allen Lane.
Introduction - and Russia? 1900-1914, the fall of the Romanovs 1914-1917. Part 1: conflicts and crises, 1917; the October Revolution 1917-1918; new world, old world; civil wars 1918-1921; the new economic policy 1921-1928; Leninism and its discontents. Part 2: the first five year plan 1928-1932; fortresses under storm - culture, religion, nation; terror upon terror 1934-1938; coping with big brothers; the Second World War, 1939-1945; coda - suffering and struggle 1941-1945. Part 3: the hammers of peace 1945-1953; the despot and his masks; "de-Stalinization" 1953-1961; hopes unsettled 1961-1964; stabilization 1964-1970. Part 4: "developed socialism" 1970-1982; privilege and alienation; towards reform 1982-1985; glasnost and perestroika 1986-1988; imploding imperium 1989; hail and farewell 1990-1991; power and the market era 1992-1993; and Russia? 1994-1997; afterword - past and prospects.
The History of Twentieth-century Russia: From Nicholas II to Putin by Robert Service
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