A Brief History of Russia

A Brief History of Russia

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This is a comprehensive guide to the history and culture of Russia.The history of Russia, the world's largest nation - from its early beginnings in the ninth century when Rurik, a Varangian king, established the first Russian state near Kiev, to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin - is extensive and fascinating.Detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure, ""A Brief History of Russia"" provides a comprehensive and accessible account of this vast country's history. A chronology, bibliography, suggested reading, and other helpful features enrich this invaluable book.Coverage includes: the conquest and rule of Russia by the Mongol Golden Horde; the reign of terror by Ivan the Terrible; the start of modernization under Peter the Great; the rise to the center of the European power under Catherine the Great; the Russian Revolution and the emergence of the superpower Soviet Union; the disintegration of the Soviet Union; and, the political, social, and economic problems that the country has faced since then.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 458.13g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 44 black-&-white photographs, 6 maps, index, bibliography, suggested reading, chronology, basic facts, sidebars
  • 0816071136
  • 9780816071135
  • 676,643

About Michael Kort

Michael Kort is professor of social science at Boston University and holds a Ph.D. in history from New York University. He is the author of The Soviet Colossus: A History of the USSR, Sixth Edition and of Central Asian Republics and Russia, Third Edition in Chelsea House's Nations in Transition set. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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