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Russia: The Wild East By Martin Sixsmith

Russia: The Wild East by Martin Sixsmith

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Summary

The second part in this Radio 4 production includes among other topics the Civil war; the Peasant's Revolution; industrialisation; purges and the rewriting of history; World War Two; the Nuclear Age from 1949; Gorbachev's reforms; the Chernobyl disaster; Yeltsin and the end of the Soviet Union; Putin and the re-assertion of democracy.

Russia: The Wild East Summary

Russia: The Wild East: Part 2: The Rise & Fall of the Soviets by Martin Sixsmith

On 5 CD's. The second part in this fascinating Radio 4 production covers the post-revolutionary period up the present day and includes; Civil war; the Peasant's Revolution; the End of the World Revolution in 1922; industrialisation; purges and the rewriting of history; World War Two; the Nuclear Age beginning in 1949; the death of Stalin in 1953 followed by ideological expansion in the 50s and 60s under Krushchev; Gorbachev's reforms in the 80s and 90s leading to destabilisation; the Chernobyl disaster; Yeltsin and the end of the Soviet Union; Putin and the re-assertion of democracy. Finally, Sixsmith pulls all the themes of both series together and looks at Russian identity under five headings: Autocracy vs Democracy; East vs West; Collectivism vs Individualism; Multi-ethnic empire vs. Slavic nation state.

About Martin Sixsmith

Martin Sixsmith studied at Oxford, Harvard and the Sorbonne. From 1980 to 1997 he was the BBC correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Brussels and Warsaw. From 1997 to 2002 he worked for the Government as Director of Communications and Press Secretary to Harriet Harman, Alistair Darling and Stephen Byers. He is now a writer, presenter and journalist. He has written two novels, Spin and I Heard Lenin Laugh, and is the author of three non-fiction titles - Moscow Coup: The Death of the Soviet System, The Litvinenko File: The True Story of a Death Foretold and The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty Year Search.

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GOR007035278
9781408468531
1408468530
Russia: The Wild East: Part 2: The Rise & Fall of the Soviets by Martin Sixsmith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
20110804
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