New PDF release: A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End

By Peter Kenez

ISBN-10: 0521682967

ISBN-13: 9780521682961

ISBN-10: 0521864372

ISBN-13: 9780521864374

An exam of political, social and cultural advancements within the Soviet Union. The ebook identifies the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical switch within the executive of Russia, from the flip of the century to the revolution of 1917. Kenez envisions that revolution as a quandary of authority that posed the query, 'Who shall govern Russia?' this query was once resolved with the production of the Soviet Union. Kenez lines the advance of the Soviet Union from the Revolution, during the Nineteen Twenties, the years of the recent monetary rules and into the Stalinist order. He exhibits how post-Stalin Soviet leaders struggled to discover how one can rule the rustic with no utilizing Stalin's tools but in addition with no overtly repudiating the previous, and to barter a calm yet antipathetic coexistence with the capitalist West. during this moment version, he additionally examines the post-Soviet interval, tracing Russia's improvement as much as the time of publication.

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