a brief history of russia

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Serves as a guide to the history and culture of Russia. This book details the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure. It includes a chronology, bibliography, and, suggested readings. It also covers the conquest and rule of Russia by the Mongol Golden Horde as well as the reign of terror.

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Genre : History
Author : Michael Kort
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2008
File : 337 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781438108292

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'Lenin? Yes, he was a good man -- he ran the whole country -- and he did it on a worker's wages.' The view of a Red Army veteran is in contrast to that of a young Russian entrepreneur: 'Lenin and Trotsky were totally evil -- they turned my country into a nightmare.' The Revolution of 1917 remains controversial though much is known about its key political players. Roy Bainton tells the compelling, human side, via the poignant stories told to him by ordinary families, their hopes transformed into fear.

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Genre : 20th century history, Russia
Author : Roy Bainton
Publisher : Constable
Release : 2005
File : 315 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1841199508

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This book represents the first comprehensive historical treatment of sociology in Russia from the mid-nineteenth century through the pre-revolutionary and Soviet eras to the present day. It sheds new light on the dramatic history of sociology in the Russian context; dramatic both in its relationship with state power, and in the large-scale societal transformations it has had to grapple with. The authors highlight several particularities including the late institutionalization of sociology in the Soviet period, the breaks in continuity between its main historical periods and the relationship between sociology and power throughout its history. This valuable work will appeal to social science and history scholars, as well as readers interested in the history of contemporary Russia.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Larissa Titarenko
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-09-12
File : 158 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9783319580852

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Russian political history and Russian church history are tied together very tightly. One cannot properly understand the overall history of Russia without considering the role of the Orthodox Church in Russia. Cross and Kremlin uniquely surveys both the history and the contemporary situation of the Russian Orthodox Church. The first chapter gives a concise chronology from the tenth century through the present day. The following chapters highlight several important issues and aspects of Russian Orthodoxy -- church-state relations, theology, ecclesiastical structure, monasticism, spirituality, the relation of Russian Orthodoxy to the West, dissidence as a frequent phenomenon in Russian church history, and more.

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Genre : History
Author : Thomas Bremer
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2013-10-17
File : 178 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780802869623

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Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.

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Genre : History
Author : Paul Bushkovitch
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2011-12-05
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781139504447

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This work traces the Russian language from its origins for the Common Slavonic to the twentieth century.

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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Author : Григорий Осипович Винокур
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1971-04-02
File : 146 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780521079440

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The phrase ";Cold War"; was coined by George Orwell in 1945 to describe the impact of the atomic bomb on world politics: ";We may be heading not for a general breakdown but for an epoch as horribly stable as the slave empires of antiquity."; The Soviet Union, he wrote, was ";at once unconquerable and in a permanent state of cold war'; with its neighbors."; But as a leading historian of Soviet foreign policy, Jonathan Haslam, makes clear in this groundbreaking book, the epoch was anything but stable, with constant wars, near-wars, and political upheavals on both sides.Whereas the Western perspective on the Cold War has been well documented by journalists and historians, the Soviet side has remained for the most part shrouded in secrecy-;until now. Drawing on a vast range of recently released archives in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and Eastern Europe, Russia's Cold War offers a thorough and fascinating analysis of East-West relations from 1917 to 1989.Far more than merely a straightforward history of the Cold War, this book presents the first account of politics and decision making at the highest levels of Soviet power: how Soviet leaders saw political and military events, what they were trying to accomplish, their miscalculations, and the ways they took advantage of Western ignorance. Russia';s Cold War fills a significant gap in our understanding of the most important geopolitical rivalry of the twentieth century.

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Genre : History
Author : Jonathan Haslam
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2011
File : 542 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780300168532

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The history of ideas has played a central role in Russia's political and social history. Understanding its intellectual tradition and the way the intelligentsia have shaped the nation is crucial to understanding the Russia of today. This history examines important intellectual and cultural currents (the Enlightenment, nationalism, nihilism, and religious revival) and key themes (conceptions of the West and East, the common people, and attitudes to capitalism and natural science) in Russian intellectual history. Concentrating on the Golden Age of Russian thought in the mid-nineteenth century, the contributors also look back to its eighteenth-century origins in the flowering of culture following the reign of Peter the Great, and forward to the continuing vitality of Russia's classical intellectual tradition in the Soviet and post-Soviet eras. With brief biographical details of over fifty key thinkers and an extensive bibliography, this book provides a fresh, comprehensive overview of Russian intellectual history.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : William Leatherbarrow
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010-04-01
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781139487191

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Vladimir Ilich Lenin (1870-1924) led the first successful revolt against market-based liberal democracy and founded the Soviet state in 1917, serving as the new nation's chief architect and sole ruler for the next five years. He created an innovative political, economic, social, and cultural system that in its heyday would challenge the military, technological, and cultural might of the United States. This collection of primary sources allows readers to learn about Lenin through his own words and explores the complicated relationship between Lenin's actions and his ideology. Jeffrey Brooks and Georgiy Chernyavskiy have translated newly available documents that make it possible to provide a more accurate portrait of this ruthless strategist. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography offer additional pedagogical support and encourage students to analyze the actions and beliefs of a man who transformed world history and whose legacy continues to affect social and political movements throughout the world.

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Genre : History
Author : Jeffrey Brooks
Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
Release : 2006-10-25
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0312412665

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A leading international authority discusses all aspects of Russian history, from the struggle by the state to control society to the transformation of the nation into a multi-ethnic empire, Russia's relations with the West and the post-Soviet era. Original.

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Genre : History
Author : Geoffrey Hosking
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012-03-29
File : 154 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780199580989

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