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Russia By Robert Service

by Robert Service

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The first history of modern Russia from the fall of the Soviet Union to the present day by one of our leading historians of twentieth-century Russia and the USSR.
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Russia: Experiment with a People by Robert Service

In 1991, in a huge experiment with a people and in a state of euphoria, Boris Yeltsin abolished the USSR and recreated the Russian nation. At the point of its declaration is was in a state of economic and social disarray and yet there were high hopes. Hopes which have subsequently been dashed. Robert Service brings to bear his vast knowledge of the people and the country to put the recent upheavals into context and he shows that not everything changed for the worst 1991. The Gorbachev years have allowed the Russian people to give a priority to living a private life and shutting the door on the state. They could think what they liked. The could enjoy intellectual and religious freedom, and indulge in recreations their income would allow. Gays and Lesbians could come 'out'. The Youth culture could finally be loosed from contraints.This is a broad political, social and cultural history of one of the newest nations ever to be formed.

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About Robert Service

Robert Service is the author of the trilogy Lenin: A Political Life - whcih is acknowledged as the definitve academic political biography of the man - and of Lenin: A Biography (Macmillan) and History Of 20TH Century Russia (Penguin), and numerous other books on Russian history.

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Russia: Experiment with a People by Robert Service
Robert Service
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
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